15-02-15 - This Week in Chemistry

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features a synthetic DNA gel that could eventually enable the 3D printing of organs for transplant, a probe which uses Raman spectroscopy to detect cancerous cells, 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.

Featured Stories

Raman spectroscopy helps detect cancer cells: [Article] [Study]

Fish skin collagen could aid wound treatment: [Article] [Study]

Synthetic DNA gel could enable 3D printing of organs: [Article] [Study]

Light-emitting polymers could transfer data: [Article] [Study]

Method helps design of more efficient catalysts: [Article] [Study]

Notable Mentions

Coupling reaction links nucleophiles from two name reactions: [Article] [Study]

Engineered yeast converts acetate to alcohol: [Article] [Study]

DNA at electrodes improves stability of Li-S batteries: [Article] [Study]

New perspective on protein structures: [Article] [Study]

Antibacterial bandages made from sticky tape: [Article] [Study]

How many water molecules does it take to deprotonate an acid?: [Article] [Study]

Iron ions in beaver enamel aid protection: [Article] [Study]

First MOF sensor can detect ammonia: [Article] [Study]

New shapeshifting polymer self-stretches and remembers its shape: [Article] [Study]

Stabilisation of carbon nanotube structures explored: [Article] [Study]

Labelling active neural circuits: [Study]

First potent GABA-A receptor targeting toxins found in snake venom: [Study]

Thanks to @narf42 for help with this week’s links. Keep track of older ‘This Week in Chemistry’ posts on the category page, or via the #TWIChem hashtag on Twitter.

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