This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry: Improving Autism Symptoms, & Making Batteries Safer

14-10-19 TWIC

It’s been another bumper week in the world of chemistry research, with a range of stories to choose from for this week’s graphic. Highlights include the discovery that a compound found in broccoli could help improve behaviour in autism, and a new detection method for metal contamination in water using DNA. As always, links to studies (and articles, when available) are supplied below, as well as a range of stories that didn’t fit into the graphic.

Links to Featured Stories

Broccoli compound improves autism behaviour: [Article] [Study]

Fluorescent DNA used to detect metals in water: [Article] [Study]

New toxoplasmosis diagnostic test developed: [Study]

Fungi fed on cheerios produce biofilm blockers: [Article] [Study]

New lithium battery design improves safety: [Study]

Notable Mentions

Polymer hydrogel that rapidly self-heals in under a minute synthesised: [Study]

Nanodiamonds have potential for use in medical imaging: [Article] [Study]

‘Naked’ aryl ion produced in solution – a carboanion species many chemists thought couldn’t exist: [Article][Study]

Banned pesticides can still be detected in lake sediments: [Study]

Anti-diabetes compound modified to allow light-controlled release of insulin: [Article] [Study]

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