Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on a magnetic protein that could help explain how some animals navigate using the Earth’s magnetic field, and more evidence of detrimental effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on bees. 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.
Using light to distil alcohol from water: [Article] [Study (£)]
Neonicotinoid pesticides make bees less efficient pollinators: [Article] [Study]
Early lead exposure could lead to sleep problems: [Article] [Study (£)]
Magnetic protein could explain animal navigation systems: [Article] [Study]
Molecular ‘nanosubmarines’ powered by UV light: [Article] [Study (£)]
Other Stories This Week
Brazilian mine disaster releases dangerous metals: [Article]
Temperature-sensitive gel helps grow & harvest cells: [Article] [Study (£)]
Morphine & markers of disease found on Bulgakov’s manuscript: [Article] [Study (£)]
Sulfoxaflor pesticide banned in the US: [Article]
Royal jelly protein modification could explain bee disease susceptibility: [Article] [Study (£)]
New technique predicts effectiveness of nanoparticles on cancer tumours: [Article] [Study (£)]
Using a racemic mixture to grow homochiral crystals: [Article] [Study]
A rare earth metal free FeNi magnet: [Article] [Study]
Sustainable process to recycle silicon solar cells: [Article] [Study (£)]
Deepwater Horizon dispersants may have done little to help oil breakdown: [Study (£)]
Transition metal deposition on graphite electrodes contributes to Li battery ageing: [Article] [Study (£)]
Switching to a safer catalyst for drinks bottle production: [Article]
Carbon dioxide levels approaching 400ppm level: [Article]
Alcoholism drug coaxes dormant HIV out of cells: [Article] [Study (£)]
Self-assembling rotoxane can replicate itself: [Article] [Study (£)]
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