2018 marks 40 years since the FDA first approved cisplatin, a platinum-containing drug to treat cancer. This month’s edition of Periodic Graphics in Chemical & Engineering News looks at how it works and some of the other platinum-containing drugs that followed. Click through to see the full version of the graphic on the C&EN site. […]
I’m currently at that age where my Facebook news feed is an endless stream of either wedding or baby photos. Most recently, one of my best friends was shopping for wedding rings in advance of their marriage next year, which got me thinking about different wedding ring metals. What elements are they composed of, and how does this influence their properties?
#ChemMonthly August 2018: Hearing proteins, an organic solar cell record, and a planet with a titanium and iron atmosphere
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. […]
To breathe underwater, divers need an air supply. But this air doesn’t always have the same composition as that we breathe above water. This month’s edition of Periodic Graphics in Chemical & Engineering News looks at the reasons why. Click through to the C&EN site to view the full graphic. […]
The aubergine (or eggplant) is a fascinating fruit. And yes, you read that correctly – the aubergine is technically a fruit, not a vegetable. If you’ve ever wondered why they soak up oil like a sponge, and rapidly brown when cut, read on!
Asbestos has been in the news recently, along with the health concerns surrounding it. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the U.S. has proposed a framework that opens the door to new uses of asbestos. With many other countries already banning all types of asbestos, what are the risks, and is there cause for concern?