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Articles by Ben Plackett

The 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry will go to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter for research on enzymes, peptides and antibodies.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Scientists want to identify the hundreds of thousands of viruses that could potentially spill over from wildlife into humans.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

The health benefits of a month without alcohol are unclear, and the British and Canadian medical authorities recommend several drink-free days per week.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

New research gives weight to the arguments for male and female versions of medicines.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

What can experts in the science of crowd management say about safety at this week's hajj pilgrimage, one year after thousands died in a tragic stampede?

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Fifth millennium B.C. skeleton and burial gifts.

A bitter battle can wage over human remains before they rest in peace.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Astronauts should pack sleeping tablets and congestion medication before heading for the space station.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

New research may suggest a way to prevent addiction relapse.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

The so-called "five-year rule" of exceptional Bordeaux vintages could indicate a shift in climate patterns.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Biotechnology companies are cracking the genetic codes to make microorganisms produce flavors and fragrances.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor