New Chemistry research

Read about some of the latest research published in our chemistry journals.

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Stopping aquatic ammonia pollution

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A new device to effectively monitor toxic ammonia that threatens the world's aquatic ecosystems.

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Dual detection of pesticides and fungal toxins on raw coffee beans

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Analysts can now simultaneously identify a large range of pesticides and mycotoxins on raw coffee beans.

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A novel way to detect toxins in water

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The first ever paper microbial fuel cell (pMFC) fabricated by screen-printing carbon electrodes onto a single sheet of paper.

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Graphene can detect single cancer cells

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Inspired by the topography and somatotype features of breast cancer cells, we have successfully prepared the 3D graphene bio interface...

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Hidden
hearing aid

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To create an implantable hearing aid, the team devised a non-contact fiber-optic interferometric sensor, to serve as a microphone implanted inside the middle-ear.

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Cheaper, faster and simpler TB biosensor

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Scientists have devised a new biosensor that detects Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) DNA in a simpler, faster, and cheaper way than before.

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A greener, better lithium battery

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Research suggests how improvements to Li2FeSiO4 can make it a low cost and...

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SMART food
packaging

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A new Membrane Film Sensor (MFS) has been developed to measure pH of fluids.

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Novel biosensor can detect water impurity in seconds
—for just 34p

RESEARCH

A simple paper fuel cell with electrosensitive bacteria can detect dangerous toxins.

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Monitoring heavy metals with a virus

Monitoring heavy
metals with a virus

RESEARCH

A student’s interest in environmental sensors leads researchers toward a new sensor.

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Surfing a chemical water world

Surfing a chemical
water world

RESEARCH

Reactions in water promise greener, faster and better organic chemistry.

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A new path toward disrupting disease

A new path toward
disrupting disease

RESEARCH

Researchers are assembling a library of molecules that may treat diseases.

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Detecting disease with your smartphone

Detecting disease with your smartphone

RESEARCH

An affordable and portable mobile-phone–based system to monitor and diagnose diseases.

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Plastics in the circular economy

Plastics in the circular economy

RESEARCH

Replacing single-use plastics with recyclable bio-plastics will stop the planet from drowning…

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Wearables
for diabetes

RESEARCH

Wearable non-invasive sensors could allow continuous and convenient glucose-monitoring.

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Carbon-based frameworks for chemical control

RESEARCH

Covalent organic frameworks promise exciting new applications for industry, electronics…

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Bloodstain reveals
time of crime

RESEARCH

Chemical changes as bloodstains age could pinpoint the time of a crime for up to two years.

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Fruits and vegetables may hold the key to treating Alzheimer’s

RESEARCH

Flavonoids are found in many foods and could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Taking the first steps towards beating multidrug-resistant cancer

RESEARCH

Newly-discovered selenocompounds block cancer cells’ defenses against…

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Sleep hormone helps
breast cancer drug kill more cancer cells

RESEARCH

Tiny lipid bubbles packed with melatonin make tamoxifen more effective.

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Smelly laundry? It’s all down to chemistry

RESEARCH

Identifying the chemicals that make clothing smell could improve the washing process.

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Molecular nanodot scaffolding could support fight against superbugs

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Identifying the chemicals that make clothing smell could improve the washing process.

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Towards a cheaper, quicker Alzheimer’s test

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New biosensors could support personalized medicine – including in developing countries.

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Honeybees are being poisoned – new test
reveals how

RESEARCH

European honeybees are being poisoned with 57 different pesticides.

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Urine: flush or fuel?

RESEARCH

Developing microbial fuel cells to turn one of our biggest waste products into electricity.

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