Chemical Summer

It’s a bumper summer special issue over on Reactive Reports, with an interview with Chemistry Central OA advocate Bryan Vickery and a stash of breaking chemistry stories

Bryan Vickery
Reactive Profile—Bryan Vickery, Chemistry Central
Bryan Vickery did his BSc and PhD in electrochemistry at Liverpool University, England, but eschewed damaged jeans and fume cupboards for the world of electronic publishing.

 

 

Attractive Changing Colors  Yadong Yin and colleagues at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered that a simple magnet can be used to change the color of nanoparticles of iron oxide in aqueous suspension.

 

 

 

Fairytale Insulin Substitute  People with type I diabetes could one day be prescribed an extract from pumpkins that will drastically cut their reliance on daily insulin injections.

 

 

Multichannel Microchemical Factory 
In the mid-nineties, microchemistry was set to revolutionize the chemical industry.

 

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No Munchies with Cannabinoid Antagonist  The pharmaceutical rimonabant latches on to the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors in the brain and blocks their activity.

 

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Contaminated Seabirds  A new approach to monitoring seabirds for contamination with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other persistent organic pollutants (POPs) has been developed by scientists in Japan.

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