This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Cannabinoids from Yeast, & Caffeine’s Body Clock Effects


15-09-20 - This Week in Chemistry

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on coffee’s effect on the human body clock, ozone’s effects on the scent of flowers, 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.


Featured Stories

Cannabinoid compounds can be produced with yeast: [Article] [Study (£)]

Coffee can disrupt the body’s internal clock: [Article] [Study (£)]

Ytterbium’s standard atomic weight revised: [Article] [Report]

Ozone pollution diminishes the scent of flowers: [Article] [Study (£)]

Reaction converts glycerol into methanol for biodiesel production: [Article] [Study]


Other Stories This Week

Model predicts which metals form ‘metallic glass’: [Article] [Study]

Efficiency record for solar hydrogen production broken: [Article] [Study]

How plant cellulose produces iridescence & colour change: [Article] [Study]

Camouflaged nanoparticles help drugs slip past immune defence: [Article] [Study]

Probing fossils with scanning electron microscopy: [Article] [Study (£)]

BPA alternatives could have similar estrogenic abilities: [Article] [Study]

‘Personalised’ cancer drugs provide no benefit over chemotherapy: [Article] [Study]

Efficacy of glycoconjugate vaccines affected by sugar conjugation sites: [Article] [Study (£)]

Global antibiotic consumption grew by 30% in the previous decade: [Article] [Report]

Whether fish oil’s good for you is DNA dependent: [Article] [Study (£)]

New method for site-selective amination of aromatic compounds: [Article] [Study]

Polysaccharide-stabilised ink improves shelf-life of paper-based diagnostic tests: [Article] [Study (£)]

Possible protein targets could reduce levels of Alzheimer’s protein: [Article] [Study (£)]

Comet 67P’s surface gas emissions are variable: [Article] [Study]

Sulfoxaflor insecticide approval overturned in the US: [Article] [Report]

Ozone in smog could have effects on the lungs: [Article] [Study (£)]

Muscle protein may help strengthen bones after exercise: [Article] [Study (£)]

Trio of antibiotics can help kill drug-resistant staph infections: [Article] [Study (£)]

Modified tobacco plant makes making anticancer drug easier: [Article] [Study (£)]

New cathode material suggested for sodium ion batteries: [Article] [Study (£)]

Carbon isotopes used to track diets of early hominins: [Study (£)]


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