• nanoComposix – Diagnosing Diseases with Novel Nanoparticles

Diagnosing Diseases with Novel Nanoparticles

By |May 25th, 2017|

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Testing for pregnancy and testing for diseases might sound like two very different things. However, they can both be accomplished with the use of nanoparticles. In the latest Chemunicate graphic, we take a look at how nanoparticles can be used to detect diseases, and how scientists are working to improve them even further.

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  • 17-05-21 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Plant Molecule Contraceptives, and How Orchids Attract Wasps

By |May 21st, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on some unusual chemicals that spider orchids use to attract wasps, how certain plant molecules could be used as contraceptives, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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  • Making a Red Cabbage pH Indicator

Making a Red Cabbage pH Indicator: The Method and the Chemistry

By |May 18th, 2017|

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We all know examples of everyday substances that can be classified as acids or alkalis: lemon juice is acidic, bleach is alkaline, and so on. Another substance that can be found in your kitchen can be used to test other substances to determine whether they are acidic or alkaline. The chemicals that give red cabbage its colour also allow it to be used as a pH indicator – this post looks at how!

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  • C&EN - Hepatitis Treatments

Hepatitis Awareness Month & Hepatitis Treatments – in C&EN

By |May 15th, 2017|

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May is Hepatitis Awareness Month in the U.S. This month’s edition of Periodic Graphics in C&EN looks at some of the basics of hepatitis and its different types, as well as how the drugs used to treat the disease have changed over the years. Click through to see the full graphic on the C&EN site.

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  • 17-05-14 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Bear Hair Diet Insights, and the Most Efficient Single Molecule Diode

By |May 14th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on how chemical analysis of bear hair can give clues as to their diets, a record for the most efficient single molecule diode, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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  • C&EN Allergies Preview

The Chemistry of Allergies and Antihistamines – in C&EN

By |May 11th, 2017|

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It’s coming around to the time of year when hay fever strikes! Here’s a look at the chemical cause, and at how some of the medicines you can take to alleviate the symptoms actually work. You can see the full graphic over on the C&EN site.

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