Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on dating fingerprints found at crime scenes, wax capsules to help prevent sensitive chemical reagents, 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.
Determining when fingerprints were left at crime scenes: [Article] [Study (£)]
Yeast successfully makes painkillers from sugar: [Article] [Study (£)]
Garlic compounds don’t act as antioxidants in cells: [Article] [Study]
Ant antennae detect subtle chemical differences: [Article] [Study]
Wax capsules help protect sensitive reagents: [Article] [Study]
Other Stories This Week
Titanium rings pose swollen finger problems: [Article] [Study]
Nitrate pollution correlates with uranium in groundwater: [Article] [Study (£)]
Peptide glue may have held first cells together: [Article] [Study (£)]
Chinese ozone pollution offsets reduction in ozone pollution elsewhere: [Article] [Study]
New chemical communication system engineered in bacteria: [Article] [Study (£)]
New understanding of how sulfur is incorporated into natural products: [Article] [Study (£)]
Nitrosamine concentrations in London air exceed recommended levels: [Study (£)]
Labelling sugars throughout the internal tissues of zebrafish: [Article] [Study (£)]
Beginning to unravel the molecular make-up of asphaltene: [Article] [Study (£)]
Raman spectroscopy method may speed up urinary tract infection diagnosis: [Article] [Study]
Millipede enzyme works better than industrial catalysts: [Article] [Study (£)]
Nano-electric chip spectroscopy allows fuel cell chemistry insight: [Article] [Study]
New evidence for ‘exercise hormone’ in humans: [Article] [Study]
Device harvest energy from everyday motion: [Article] [Study (£)]
New polymer can show when it has changed shape: [Article] [Study (£)]
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