Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on how coating diamonds with graphite can almost eliminate friction, Brimstone in Earth’s core, functional silk ink for a variety of biomedical applications, 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.
Fruit compound alternative to insect repellents: [Article] [Study]
Excess vitamin B12 could contribute to acne: [Article] [Study (£)]
Graphene oxide teabags remove mercury from water: [Article]
New sprayable foam slows bleeding: [Article] [Study (£)]
Medicinal marijuana health benefits are minor: [Article] [Study (£)]
Other Stories This Week
Enzyme that helps poppies make morphine isolated: [Article] [Study (£)]
Conductive ink could enable electronic clothes: [Article] [Study]
Clothes made from gelatin could help reduce waste: [Article] [Study (£)]
New technique for growing graphene developed: [Article] [Study]
Nanoparticle colours could remove need for fabric dyes: [Article] [Study (£)]
Urine acidity could affect UTI susceptibility: [Article] [Study]
Nickel catalyst allows better water splitting: [Article] [Study (£)]
Transforming liquid deuterium into a metal: [Article] [Study (£)]
‘Extra’ DNA base is stable in mammals: [Article] [Study (£)]
Laser diagnosis for malaria detects waste product: [Article] [Study]
Salts could affect ice formation in gas giants: [Article] [Study (£)]
Controlling chemical bond formation using lasers: [Article] [Study (£)]
Simplification of crystallography method for oils & liquids: [Article] [Study]
Device ‘listens in’ on chemical signals in cells: [Article] [Study]
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