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#ChemMonthly February 2019: Eight letter DNA, uranium from seawater, and infrared vision with nanoparticles

March 3rd, 2019|

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Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on eye injections of nanoparticles giving mice infrared vision, artificial DNA with eight letters instead of the usual four, and more! Larger summary images for each item are provided below, along with links to articles and studies for all the featured stories.

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103, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 008: Oxygen: respiration and rocket fuel

March 1st, 2019|

Element number 8 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is oxygen. Oxygen is a paramagnetic gas which is essential for respiration of living things, and also finds use as a rocket fuel.

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2802, 2019

Six key pregnancy hormones and their roles

February 28th, 2019|

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Pregnancy is a rollercoaster of shifting hormone levels which can have numerous effects. This graphic looks at six key hormones during pregnancy, their roles in the development of the baby, and other effects.

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2602, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 007: Nitrogen, the element that feeds the world

February 26th, 2019|

We’re up to element 7 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series: Nitrogen. This element was feeding the world long before Band Aid made it cool, and also makes up the bulk of the air that surrounds us.

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2202, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 006: Carbon: diamonds, pencils and life

February 22nd, 2019|

Here’s element number six, carbon, in the series of element graphics I’m producing with the Royal Society of Chemistry for the International Year of the Periodic Table.

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1902, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 005: Boron, flares and (glass)wares

February 19th, 2019|

Here’s element number five in the series of element graphics I’m producing with the Royal Society of Chemistry for the International Year of the Periodic Table.

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