Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features an ice-resistant polymer that mimics the structure of penguin feathers, how common anti-inflammatory drugs could help combat scorpion venom, 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.
Common drugs help treat deadly scorpion venom: [Article] [Study]
Mimicking the ice-resistant design of penguin feathers: [Article] [Study (£)]
Further evidence proposed for vibrational smell theory: [Article] [Study]
High pressure gives weird compounds and oxidation states: [Article] [Study (£)]
Pyramid-shaped molecules prepared for first time: [Article] [Study (£)]
Other Stories This Week
Process generates liquid hydrocarbons and oxygen with sunlight: [Article] [Study (£)]
Nanoparticles offer potential Alzheimer’s therapy: [Article] [Study]
Insect sugar could help treat fatty liver disease: [Article] [Study (£)]
3D printing graphene aerogels: [Article] [Study (£)]
Most efficient surface for condensing water ever: [Article] [Study]
Glyphosphate persists longer in water and soil than previously thought: [Article] [Study]
Forming carbon-carbon bonds using boat conformers: [Article] [Study]
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