15-03-01 - 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 hormone that minimises the effects of drunkenness in rats, a non-metal-based catalyst for creating hydrogen from water using sunlight, 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

Oxytocin prevents effects of alcohol in rats: [Article] [Study]

Hydrogen from water using a carbon-based catalyst: [Article] [Study]

Antireflective coating boosts solar cell efficiency: [Article] [Study]

Protein recovers palladium from polluted water: [Article] [Study]

Banned drug combats liver disease and diabetes in rats: [Article] [Study]

Other Stories This Week

Study suggests potential link between emulsifiers & obesity: [Article] [Study]

Cosmetic siloxanes found in Antarctic soil & water: [Article] [Study]

Using emulsions as chemical sensors: [Article] [Study]

New insecticidal tool kills crop pests: [Article] [Study]

Weight loss injection makes muscles burn more energy in mice: [Article] [Study]

Bacteria evolved nitrogenase enzyme 1.2 billion years earlier than thought: [Article] [Study]

Ebola drug trials yield mixed results: [Article]

Visual marker for changes in hydrogen bond environment: [Article] [Study]

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

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