Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features how leafcutter ants combat parasites using chemistry, the development of a new emulsion which could help cut salt levels in food, 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.
Note: links to studies behind a journal paywall are indicated with (£). Studies without this symbol are open access, and can be accessed and read for free.
Leafcutter ants control parasites with chemistry: [Article] [Study (£)]
Protein could explain effects of illness on taste: [Article] [Study (£)]
New emulsion could help cut salt levels in food: [Article] [Study (£)]
How bombardier beetles produce chemical spray: [Article] [Study (£)]
Disorganised DNA may contribute to ageing: [Article] [Study (£)]
Other Stories This Week
New anti-smudge polyurethane coating: [Article] [Study (£)]
Eye lens biomolecule may provide clues to age-related eye diseases & conditions: [Article] [Study]
Call for limits on polyfluorinated & perfluorinated substances: [Article] [Study]
Electronic paper based on Magna Doodle concept: [Article] [Study]
Seabed vents can create simple carbon-based molecules using iron sulfide catalysts: [Article] [Study]
Majority of public database sugar structures are wrong: [Article] [Study]
Arctic lichens could transfer methylmercury into terrestrial food webs: [Article] [Study]
Floppy polymer used to construct rigid metal-organic framework: [Article] [Study (£)]
UK government must take immediate action to deal with nitrogen dioxide pollution: [Article]
Examining exploding batteries to improve safety: [Article] [Study]
Developing 3D printable graphene inks: [Article] [Study 1] [Study 2 (£)]
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