15-05-17 - 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 compound isolated from zebrafish that has potential for use as a sunscreen, how cocaine use can be detected from a single fingerprint, 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.

Note: links to studies behind a journal paywall are indicated with (£). Studies without this symbol are open access, and can be accessed and read for free.

 

Featured Stories

 

Viagra could inspire new anti-malarial drugs: [Article] [Study]

Strontium in salmon ears used to map migration: [Article] [Study]

Potential sunscreen from fish skin compound: [Article] [Study]

Detecting drug use from a single fingerprint: [Article] [Study (£)]

Blood as a rapid indicator of radiation exposure: [Article] [Study (£)]

 

Other Stories This Week

 

‘Supercool’ material creates glowing writing: [Article] [Study]

Graphene-wrapped ball bearings cut friction to virtually zero: [Article] [Study (£)]

Magnesium alloy composite floats on water: [Article] [Study (£)]

Crystallisation seeds only assist initial growth: [Study]

Cleaner method for leather processing: [Article] [Study (£)]

Electrochemical cell captures lithium from seawater: [Study (£)]

Holograms help power up microbatteries: [Article] [Study (£)]

Plankton’s role in the marine phosphorus cycle: [Article] [Study (£)]

Safer pesticides from terpene analogues: [Article] [Study (£)]

New method of measuring blood drug concentration: [Article] [Study (£)]

Assessing carcinogenicity of pollutants: [Article] [Study (£)]

Separating rare earth metals using UV light: [Article] [Study (£)]

Plant-inspired compounds as anti-psychotic drugs: [Article] [Study]

 

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