16-07-31 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 news on a new record holder for strongest base ever, why partial replacement of lead water pipes may be riskier than not replacing them at all, 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

Pigeons can be used to monitor city lead pollution: [Article] [Study]

New antibiotic produced by human nose bacteria: [Article] [Study]

Hydrogel helps make burns bandages easier to remove: [Article] [Study (£)]

Understanding why antidepressants take so long to work: [Article] [Study]

Venus fly trap inspires smart snapping material: [Article] [Study (£)]

 

Other Stories This Week

I’m on holiday for the next few weeks, and while I didn’t want to stop creating graphics completely, I am planning on taking it a little easier! For that reason, there will be no additional stories for This Week in Chemistry for the next few weeks. Normal service will resume in September.

 

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