This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry: Micromotors in Mice, & a Nanoparticle Cancer Drug

15-01-25 TWIC

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features a nanoparticle drug that prevents the spread of cancer in mice, the discovery of polymeric organic material on comet 67-P, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below, as well as further studies of interest not included in the graphic.

Featured Stories

Nanoparticle drug prevents cancer spread in mice: [Article] [Study]

Antibiotics in blood increase mosquito malaria chance: [Article] [Study]

Micromotors deliver drugs to mouse stomach wall: [Article] [Study]

Comet 67-P is covered by polymeric organic compounds: [Article] [Study]

Cone snails use ‘weaponised’ insulin in their venom: [Article] [Study]

Notable Mentions

Rare stable version of gold (III) catalyst developed: [Article] [Study]

Structure of Nature’s most powerful oxidising agent determined: [Article] [Study]

Method to retrieve carbon-based inks allows ancient texts to be read: [Article] [Study]

Theoretical atom-scale imaging proposed: [Article] [Study]

Triatomic molecules nest like Russian Dolls: [Article] [Study]

A chemical solution to control the spread of GMOs: [Article] [Study]

Self-assembling carbohydrates surround cancer cells: [Article] [Study]

Thanks to @narf42 for help with this week’s links. Keep track of older ‘This Week in Chemistry’ posts on the category page, or via the #TWIChem hashtag on Twitter.



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