This week in chemistry has tested the format of this graphic, with a wealth of studies to choose from for the featured stories; as a result, the notable mentions section below is bulging! Stories this week include the discovery that large amounts of compounds found in cocoa beans could help improve memory, as well as research that could help advance our understanding of the origin of life. Links to articles (when available) and original research papers are provided below.
Links to Featured Stories
The formation of glycerol in interstellar ices: [Study]
Detecting colourants in painting layers using spectroscopy: [Study]
Sustained tumour response of 70-88% observed with anti-cancer boron compounds in hamster models: [Study]
Thermal changes induce shape change in Ni crystals at macroscopic level: [Study]
Anti-ageing compound rapamycin to be trialled in dogs: [Article]
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