#ChemMonthly June 2019: Converting blood types, snail-inspired glue and strange bonds in Uranus

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Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a way to convert A type blood to O type blood, how magnets can enhance hydrogen production from water, 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.

Enzyme converts type A blood to type O:

[Article] [Study (£)]

Chemists determine compounds behind the smell of pretzels: [Article] [Study (£)]

Snail mucus inspires reversible superglue: [Article] [Study (£)]

Clay sheet alternative to metallic sheets in food packaging: [Article] [Study]

Allergy drug makes antibiotic-resistance bateria vulnerable: [Article] [Study (£)]

Magnets double the efficiency of making hydrogen from water: [Article] [Study (£)]

Calculations show strange bonds could form inside Uranus: [Article] [Study (£)]

Humans consume thousands of microplastics particles in food: [Article][Study (£)]

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