#ChemMonthly August 2018: Hearing proteins, an organic solar cell record, and a planet with a titanium and iron atmosphere

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Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on the identification of proteins that help us hear, an exoplanet with an atmosphere of titanium and iron, and more! Larger summary images for each item are provided below, along with links to articles and studies for all the featured stories.

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. 

Key proteins that allows us to hear identified:

[Article] [Study]

Microbe breaks down dioxane pollutant: [Article] [Study (£)]

Organic solar cells approach efficiency of silicon ones: [Article] [Study (£)]

Exoplanet has atmosphere of iron and titanium vapours: [Article] [Study (£)]

New compound in quest for chlorine-free rocket fuel: [Article] [Study*]

Iron oxide nanoparticle mouthwash disrupts bacterial biofilms: [Article] [Study]

Thawing permafrost releasing significant nitrous oxide: [Article] [Study (£)]

Study examines effects of e-cigarette smoke in users’ mouths: [Article]

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