17-03-26 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 small molecule can circumvent TB-causing bacteria’s resistance to an antibiotic, how water can be cleaned using a material generated from waste fruit peels, 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

DNA copying errors lead to two-thirds of cancers: [Article] [Study (£)]

Copper nanoparticles combat cigarette smoke compounds: [Article] [Study*]

Cleaning water with absorbent material from fruit peels: [Article] [Study (£)]

Molecule counters resistance to tuberculosis antibiotic: [Article] [Study]

Handheld glucose meter helps detect flu virus: [Article] [Study]


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