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The Chemistry Podcast from Nature

The Chemistry Podcast features highlights from articles published in Nature and the Research Journals covering the most exciting chemical and biochemical research. The show highlights from news and articles published in Nature and the Research Journals, including interviews with the people behind the science with in-depth commentary and analysis from journalists covering the research.

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Chemistry Podcast: January/February 2009

This show features the very first paper from our brand new journal Nature Chemistry; listen in to discover how to pair nucleotides in a cage. Plus, a new form of the element boron, how to make a nasty seafood toxin in the lab, and eccentric English chemist Martyn Poliakoff tells us about his Periodic Table of Videos on YouTube.

29mins

24 Feb 2009

Rank #1

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Chemistry Podcast: September/October 2008

In this bumper episode, we meet the researchers who've created a colour-changing polymer that could be used in electronic books, celebrate the extraordinary life and work of 'Mr Stereochemistry', survey the organo-catalysis landscape, and find out what's been reinvigorating the field of metabolomics. Plus we hear from one of this year's Nobel Prize winners.

37mins

24 Oct 2008

Rank #2

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ChemPod Extra: Martin Chalfie: 2008

Martin Chalfie has just been awarded a Nobel Prize for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, or GFP. In this exclusive interview for ChemPod, he tells us how he found out that he'd won the Prize, how he first came across the protein and what a fantastic tool it has become, with new applications still being invented today.

17mins

24 Oct 2008

Rank #3

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Chemistry Podcast: June/July 2007

How our eyes work, taking a tour of the chemistry blogosphere, Harry Kroto on whether the British government is killing chemistry, and a famed chemist’s special birthday conference.

29mins

3 Jul 2007

Rank #4

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Chemistry Podcast: May/June 2008

In this special nanotechnology show, we discover how a team from MIT are getting nanoparticles into cells, do a spot of interstellar chemistry with an escaping sugar molecule, issue a health warning for those working with carbon nanotubes, and we take a look at the latest online tool helping chemists get hold of chemical information - for free.

27mins

25 Jun 2008

Rank #5

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Chemistry Podcast: August/September 2007

A new enzyme working in a surprising way, why chemists make molecules that mimic nature, how to fish for drug targets with high-throughput screening, and the poetic side of the ACS meeting in Boston.

26mins

4 Sep 2007

Rank #6

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Chemistry Podcast: March/April 2008

In this episode of Chempod, we get caught up in catalysis, discover drawbacks to some Alzheimer's drug candidates, and bring you a round up of the best of the American Chemical Society meeting in New Orleans.

29mins

22 Apr 2008

Rank #7

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Chemistry Podcast: October/November 2007

Find out about an exciting new approach to mass spectrometry, how tiny graphite particles replace biological membranes to couple redox enzymes and we speak to Nobel prize winner Richard Schrock about metathesis.

18mins

13 Nov 2007

Rank #8

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Chemistry Podcast: July/August 2008

Chempod is going green this episode as we report from the latest American Chemical Society meeting where sustainability was big on the agenda. Plus gold catalysis, self-assembling molecules and the terrorism suspect who's been banned from studying school chemistry.

24mins

5 Sep 2008

Rank #9

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Chemistry Podcast: January/February 2008

Find out how DNA is helping researches build crystals out of nanoparticles, discover a clever chemical trick for manipulating uranium, explore the controversial field of DNA conductivity and talk to chemist Bruce Gibb about re-building life and lab after hurricane Katrina.

30mins

15 Feb 2008

Rank #10