This week, the award of the Nobel prizes, including the Nobel prize in chemistry, has dominated the headlines. However, there’ve been a range of other interesting stories too, including researchers succeeding in writing gold characters inside cells, and the development of a green tea-based anti-cancer drug delivery system. Links to articles and original research papers are provided below, along with a few other notable mentions that didn’t make the graphic.
Links to Featured Stories
Breaking microscope barriers wins Nobel prize: [Article]
Lasers used to write characters in gold inside cells: [Study]
Alcohol can affect gut bacteria in some subjects, which can in turn lead to greater incidence of depression, anxiety and alcohol-craving after withdrawal. This suggests a gut-brain link in alcohol dependence, which could lead to new routes for treating the condition. [Study]
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