Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features a compound isolated from zebrafish that has potential for use as a sunscreen, how cocaine use can be detected from a single fingerprint, 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.
Viagra could inspire new anti-malarial drugs: [Article] [Study]
Strontium in salmon ears used to map migration: [Article] [Study]
Potential sunscreen from fish skin compound: [Article] [Study]
Detecting drug use from a single fingerprint: [Article] [Study (£)]
Blood as a rapid indicator of radiation exposure: [Article] [Study (£)]
Other Stories This Week
‘Supercool’ material creates glowing writing: [Article] [Study]
Graphene-wrapped ball bearings cut friction to virtually zero: [Article] [Study (£)]
Magnesium alloy composite floats on water: [Article] [Study (£)]
Crystallisation seeds only assist initial growth: [Study]
Cleaner method for leather processing: [Article] [Study (£)]
Electrochemical cell captures lithium from seawater: [Study (£)]
Holograms help power up microbatteries: [Article] [Study (£)]
Plankton’s role in the marine phosphorus cycle: [Article] [Study (£)]
Safer pesticides from terpene analogues: [Article] [Study (£)]
New method of measuring blood drug concentration: [Article] [Study (£)]
Assessing carcinogenicity of pollutants: [Article] [Study (£)]
Separating rare earth metals using UV light: [Article] [Study (£)]
Plant-inspired compounds as anti-psychotic drugs: [Article] [Study]
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