This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry: Nature’s Strongest Material, & Infrared Invisibility

15-02-22 - This Week in Chemistry

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features a new claimant for the strongest known natural material, the discovery that damage from UV rays can continue hours after sun exposure, 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

Limpet teeth are new strongest natural material: [Article] [Study]

DNA damage can occur hours after sun exposure: [Article] [Study]

Cephalopods inspire infrared invisibility tape: [Article] [Study]

Artificial protein prevents HIV infection in monkeys: [Article] [Study]

New method could identify hair dyes at crime scenes: [Article] [Study]

Notable Mentions

Plant compounds prevent gut parasites in bees: [Article] [Study]

Silver nanoparticle test for dengue, yellow fever, and ebola: [Article] [Study]

X-ray scattering analyses bond-making in solution: [Article] [Study]

Metabolic inhibitors could act as a lupus therapy: [Article] [Study]

New TB drug enters clinical trials: [Article]

Fluorescence-based sensor can detect lung cancer: [Article] [Study]

Method can pinpoint atoms in a lattice: [Article] [Study]

Anti-counterfeiting polymers developed: [Article] [Study]

Molecule could help delay Alzheimer’s onset: [Article] [Study]

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