BACTERIA COULD BE OUR NEXT SOURCE OF SUNSCREEN MOLECULES!

Title: A Plastic Biosynthetic Pathway for the Production of Structurally Distinct Microbial Sunscreens Authors: Sıla Arsın, Endrews Delbaje, Jouni Jokela, Matti Wahlsten, Zoë M. Farrar, Perttu Permi, and David Fewer Publication: Chemical Biology Year: 2023 Sunscreen protects your skin from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays through two…

Beetles Inspire Improved Water Purification Device

Article Title: Bio-Inspired Sandwich-Structured All-Day-Round SolarEvaporator for Synergistic Clean Water and Electricity Generation Authors: Ran Niu, Jiaxin Ren, Junqiang Justin Koh, Ling Chen, Jiang Gong,* Jinping Qu,Xiaodong Xu, Jalal Azadmanjiri, and Jiakang Min Journal: Advanced Energy Materials Year: 2023 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.202302451 Image Source: José Manuel Suárez…

Counterfeit Lithium Ion Batteries Often Underperform or Are Unsafe.

Title: Safety and Quality Issues of Counterfeit Lithium-Ion CellsAuthors: Tapesh Joshi, Saad Azam, Daniel Juarez-Robles, and Judith A. Jeevarajan*First author’s institution: UL Research InstitutesCover image source: Raimond Spekking From consumer electronics, to cars, to storing renewable energy for the grid, lithium-ion batteries have enjoyed immense popularity…

Polymers Allow Magnesium Batteries to Store More Energy

Article Title: Poly(2,6-anthraquinonyl disulfide) as a high capacity and high-power cathode for rechargeablemagnesium batteries: extra capacity provided bythe disulfide group Authors: Xin Ren, Donggang Tao, Yudi Tang, Yuliang Cao and Fei Xu Journal: Journal of Materials Chemistry A Year: 2023 Image credit: Warut Roonguthai As the…

SHORT GUIDES FOR CRISPRi TO THE RESCUE!

The evolution of tools to gain insights into the genome didn’t quite reach its peak with only the development of CRISPR-Cas9! The tools currently have some drawbacks including limited resources to do more high-throughput studies. Read on to know the newer developments in this field!

Are you inhaling plastics?

Title: Microplastics in the atmosphere of Ahvaz City, IranAuthors: Sajjad Abbasi, Neamatollah Jaafarzadeh, Amir Zahedi, Maryam Ravanbakhsh, Somayeh Abbaszadeh & Andrew Turner.Journal: Journal of Environmental SciencesYear: 2023 Since the invention of plastics, humanity has found countless uses for this class of wonder-materials. From drinking straws to…

Clothing Dye or Light Source? Perhaps Both.

Title: From Textile Coloring to Light-emitting Electrochemical Devices: Upcycling of the Isoviolanthrone Vat DyeAuthors: Tatiana Ghanem, Kwang Keat Leong, Hwandong Jang, Alexis Hardouin, Dr. Philippe Blanchard, Prof. Dominik Lungerich, Dr. Pierre Josse, Prof. Eunkyoung Kim, and Dr. Clément CabanetosJournal: Chemistry, An Asian Journal Featured Image: Textile and Fibre Technology, CSIRO…