This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry: A New Antibiotic, & Flexible Implants for Paralysis

15-01-11 TWIC

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have heard the news about a new antibiotic and its novel method of discovery, but there have also been stories about the potential of testosterone injections to slow the growth of prostrate cancer, and the mystery of nature’s missing structural red colours finally getting an explanation. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

Featured Stories

A new antibiotic – and a new method to discover more: [Article] [Study]

Testosterone injections could slow prostate cancer: [Article] [Study]

Nature’s missing ‘structural red’ colours explained: [Article] [Study]

Iron from underwater volcanoes delayed life on Earth: [Article] [Study]

Flexible polymer implants help paralysed rats: [Article] [Study]

Notable Mentions

Alcohol has an immediate effect on the body’s immune system: [Article] [Study]

Improved understanding of mechanism of autoimmune diseases: [Article] [Study]

New method detects hydrogen sulfide in cells: [Article] [Study]

New class of immunosuppressants discovered: [Article] [Study]

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3 replies on “This Week in Chemistry: A New Antibiotic, & Flexible Implants for Paralysis”

Of course – generally, the paper refers to the so-called ‘Great Oxidation Event’, but ‘Iron from underwater volcanoes delayed the Great Oxidation Event’ wouldn’t have fit in the title box 🙂 I thought it was unambiguous enough, but maybe I’ll slightly modify the accompanying body text in order to further remove any ambiguity.

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