• Chemical Structures of Neurotransmitters

A Simple Guide to Neurotransmitters

July 30th, 2015|

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Today’s post is an update to this old one on the chemical structures of neurotransmitters. Your thought processes are the results of some pretty complex chemistry, and these compounds are some of the chemical entities involved in it. Below is given a little more detail on each, lifted from the original graphics.

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  • Aroma Chemistry - The Smell of Wet Dog

The Chemistry Behind the Smell of Wet Dogs

July 28th, 2015|

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If you’re a dog owner, hot weather inevitably leads to wet dogs, particularly if you live near the sea, a river, or basically any other body of water that looks appealing to your canine companion. It’s probably not escaped your notice that dogs tend to smell pretty awful after getting wet. Why is that? Chemistry and biology combined can help explain. […]

  • 15-07-26 - This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Nitrogen Glaciers, Treating Cataracts, & LED preservatives

July 26th, 2015|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on using blue LEDs to help preserve food, nitrogen glaciers on Pluto, a molecule that could help treat cataracts, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below, as well as further studies of interest not included in the graphic. […]

  • The Chemistry of Blackcurrants

Blackcurrants & Cat Urine – The Chemistry of Blackcurrants

July 23rd, 2015|

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Blackcurrants and cat urine. Two things you probably wouldn’t expect to have a whole lot in common, if anything. However, to some, blackcurrants and blackcurrant bushes can have a distinct smell of cat urine, and the chemistry behind this strange phenomenon reveals an unexpected link between our unlikely combination of protagonists. […]

  • Cosmetic Chemistry – The Chemistry of Moisturisers

The Chemistry of Moisturisers

July 21st, 2015|

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It’s the middle of summer, and hopefully, if you’re heading out in the sun, you’re taking the precaution of applying sun cream beforehand. Sometimes, however, you can end up with sunburn despite your best efforts to prevent it. After sun and moisturisers can help to soothe the burn – here, we take a look at the chemicals that allow them to do their jobs. […]

  • 15-07-19 - This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Buckyballs in Space, & Fog-free Glass

July 19th, 2015|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on a film that can keep glass both fog and reflection-free, a cannabis constituent that could help fractures heal, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below, as well as further studies of interest not included in the graphic.

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