This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Searching Roadkill for Drugs, and Plastic from a Christmas Tree Chemical

17-01-08 This Week in Chemistry

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on how a chemical found in Christmas trees can lead to a sustainable plastic, an insight into the chemical basis behind the sense of touch, 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

Researchers discover how tomatoes make cholesterol: [Article] [Study]

Manganese fumes exposure increases risk of Parkinson’s: [Article] [Study (£)]

Chemists explore roadkill for new drug candidates: [Article] [Study (£)]

Developing plastics from a Christmas tree chemical: [Article] [Study]

Chemical basis behind sense of touch uncovered: [Article] [Study]


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