This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – The Aroma of Liquorice, and a Failed Alzheimer’s Drug

16-11-27 This Week in Chemistry

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. Sorry it’s a day late this week – this is due to Bluehost’s servers running into some weekend-long downtime which took the site out of action completely until the early hours of this morning. This week features news on a failed Alzheimer’s drug, the compounds behind the aroma of liquorice, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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. Asterisked studies are free but require logging in to read.


Featured Stories

The compounds behind the aroma of liquorice: [Article] [Study (£)]

Alzheimer’s drug unsuccessful in clinical trial: [Article]

Two new approaches help separate oil from water: [Article] [Study 1 (£)] [Study 2*]

Canadian hydroelectric dams increase mercury exposure: [Article] [Study (£)]

Engineered proteins make carbon-silicon bonds: [Article] [Study (£)]


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2 replies on “This Week in Chemistry – The Aroma of Liquorice, and a Failed Alzheimer’s Drug”

Hello! Just to warn you that the infograph has two typing errors at the “Canadian hydroelectric dams”: the fisrt phrase seems to be incomplete and also at line 4 (boiaccumulates). Despite these little details, congratulations again for your great job!

Hi Pedro, thanks for this! The first phrase makes sense to me but you’re of course right about the typo. I have to confess as the TWIChem posts are so transitory, I only usually go back and correct typos if they’re spotted the week they come out, but I appreciate them being pointed out nonetheless – makes me more focused on cutting them out in the first place on future posts!

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