This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry: Eau De Comet, Tarantula Toxins, & an Iridium +9 Compound

14-10-26 TWIC

Another week, another batch of chemistry research news to sink your teeth into. This week sees tarantula toxins utilised to help visualise electrical activity in cells, the potential aroma of molecules detected on Comet 67P, and the first experimental evidence for a molecule containing an element in the +9 oxidation state. Links to more detailed articles and the studies themselves are provided below.

Links to Featured Stories

Tarantula toxin helps visualise neuron activity: [Article] [Study]

First molecule with an element in +9 oxidation state: [Article] [Study]

Comet has faint aroma of cat urine & rotten eggs: [Article]

New method for monitoring bacterial infection: [Article] [Study]

Improved visual test for cyanide in cassava: [Article] [Study]

Notable Mentions

Cancer-causing enzyme can be effectively inhibited by small molecules: [Article] [Study]

Red fluorescent sensors can detect over-production of reactive oxygen species in cells: [Study]

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