Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features a study of chemical emissions from cinema-goers, record-setting shark jelly, 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.
Chemists track chemicals given off by cinema-goers: [Article] [Study]
Lead isotopes help track the Roman Empire’s water supply: [Article] [Study (£)]
Identifying the molecules that make clothes smell: [Article] [Study (£)]
New method creates hundreds of antibiotic candidates: [Article] [Study]
Shark jelly has highest biological proton conductivity: [Article] [Study]
Other Stories This Week
Mirror image enzyme copies mirror image DNA: [Article] [Study]
Exposure limits set for perfluorinated compounds in water: [Article] [Study]
Route by which microbes produce methane gas resolved: [Article] [Study (£)]
Fracking chemical pollution can persist for years: [Article] [Study (£)]
Melanin pigments could function as battery cathode material: [Article] [Study (£)]
Horseradish glucosinolates have cancer-fighting properties: [Article] [Study (£)]
Transparent wood made stronger than glass using epoxy: [Article] [Study (£)]
Magic mushroom drug successful in treating depression in first trial: [Article] [Study]
‘Liquid wire’ based on spiders silk created: [Article] [Study (£)]
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