Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on using blue LEDs to help preserve food, nitrogen glaciers on Pluto, a molecule that could help treat cataracts, 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.
Molecule could help reduce or eliminate cataracts: [Article] [Study]
Mixed results for anti-Alzheimer’s drugs: [Article]
Blue LEDs as an alternative to chemical preservatives: [Article] [Study (£)]
Most precise measurement of Avogadro’s number yet: [Article] [Study (£)]
Flowing nitrogen glaciers spotted on Pluto: [Article]
Other Stories This Week
Drug delivering estrogen to the brain could improve hormone replacement therapies: [Article] [Study (£)]
Platinum nanocages help boost reaction efficiency: [Article] [Study (£)]
UK allows ‘emergency’ use of banned neonicotinoids: [Article]
Stink bugs use pigment to change colour of eggs: [Article] [Study]
Simple method for activating amide C-N bonds: [Article] [Study]
Ionised carbon detected in early galaxies: [Article] [Study]
Silver nanoparticles could strengthen bacterial defences: [Article] [Study (£)]
Imparting a lemongrass scent to leather: [Article] [Study (£)]
Silicone bracelet monitors chemical exposure: [Article]
Firefly enzyme tweaked for medical diagnostics: [Article] [Study]
New method of using light to reversibly assemble nanoparticles: [Article] [Study]
High hydrogen storage densities in specialised carbon nanomaterials: [Article] [Study (£)]
Mussel-inspired, light-activated surgical glue: [Article] [Study (£)]
Adapted glucose meters test for melamine in milk: [Article] [Study (£)]
Connecting energy devices without wires: [Article] [Study (£)]
Greener version of silver nanoparticles using lignin: [Article] [Study]
Cone snail toxin puts mice to sleep: [Article] [Study (£)]
New material improves output of fuel cells: [Article] [Study (£)]
Polymer helps destroy micropollutants in water: [Article] [Study (£)]
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