14-12-28 TWIC

You might be forgiven for thinking that the Christmas period would see a dip in published research. However, whilst the pickings might have been a little slimmer this week, there’s still enough for the weekly round-up of chemistry news! This week’s featured stories include an explanation for potential beneficial effects of resveratrol (a molecule previously linked with health benefits), and how a blend of compounds released by bed bugs could be used to fight infestations. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

Featured Stories

Red wine chemical helps activate DNA-repair protein: [Article] [Study]

Turning carbon dioxide into more useful compounds: [Article] [Study]

Bed bug pheromones could act as chemical lure: [Article] [Study]

Synthetic compounds affect sleep rhythm in mice: [Article] [Study]

Detailed mechanism of action for aspirin proposed: [Study]

Thanks for @narf42 on twitter for the help with this week’s inclusions. See an article during the week you think should be included in next week’s edition? Use the #TWIChem hashtag on Twitter!

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