Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on compounds which could eventually be used to treat hair loss, tomatoes which have been genetically modified to produce higher levels of potentially beneficial compounds, 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.
Oxygen detected on comet 67P: [Article] [Study]
Plastic contamination found in Chinese sea salt: [Article] [Study (£)]
Drugs boost hair regrowth in mice: [Article] [Study]
Tomatoes modified to boost levels of beneficial compounds: [Article] [Study]
Parasite protein similarities could explain allergies: [Article] [Study]
Other Stories This Week
Breaking down methane at low temperatures to produce electricity: [Article] [Study (£)]
Palladium reagent selectively adds aryl groups to proteins: [Article] [Study]
Turning potato peels into an eco-friendly plastic film: [Article]
Van Gogh’s sunflower pigments are darkening over time: [Article] [Study (£)]
Nobel Prize-winning drug could help kill mosquitos: [Article] [Study]
Measuring saliva alcohol levels using a smartphone attachment: [Article] [Study (£)]
Gold cluster exhibits ‘bond-bending isomerism’: [Article] [Study]
Porous, flexible metal organic framework helps improve methane storage: [Article] [Study (£)]
Early bacteria used iron minerals as sunscreen: [Article] [Study (£)]
Nanoparticle cages prove efficient catalysts for biological assays: [Article] [Study (£)]
Field kit allows easy testing for arsenic in rice: [Article] [Study (£)]
Kitchen accident helps with silicone scar tissue investigation: [Article] [Study (£)]
Tramadol in Cameroonian soil almost certainly artificial: [Article] [Study (£)]
Perovskite solar cell passes efficiency test: [Article] [Study (£)]
A more durable lithium-air battery: [Article] [Study (£)]
New method can detect second-hand marijuana exposure: [Article] [Study (£)]
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