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250th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition Press Conference Schedule

Aug. 16-20, 2015
 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
13-Aug-2015 8:00 AM EDT

‘Diamonds From the Sky’ Approach Turns CO₂ Into Valuable Products


Finding a technology to shift carbon dioxide (CO2), the most abundant anthropogenic greenhouse gas, from a climate change problem to a valuable commodity has long been a dream. Now, a team of chemists says they have developed a technology to...
13-Aug-2015 8:00 AM EDT

New Compounds Could Reduce Alcoholics’ Impulse to Drink

Alcoholism inflicts a heavy physical, emotional and financial toll on individuals and society. Now new discoveries and promising animal studies are offering a glimmer of hope that a new class of drugs could treat the disease without many of the...
13-Aug-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Change in Process of Disinfecting Spinach, Salad Greens Could Reduce Illness Outbreaks

Cross contamination in commercial processing facilities that prepare spinach and other leafy greens for the market can make people sick. But researchers are reporting a new, easy-to-implement method that could eliminate or reduce such incidences....
13-Aug-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Better-Tasting Grocery Store Tomatoes Could Soon Be on Their Way

Tomato lovers rejoice: Adding or rearranging a few simple steps in commercial processing could dramatically improve the flavor of this popular fruit sold in the grocery store, according to researchers. They will present their new work on the topic...
13-Aug-2015 8:00 AM EDT

New Technology Can Expand LED Lighting, Cutting Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Highly efficient, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) could slash the world’s electricity consumption. They are already sold in stores, but are expensive, and many of them give off “harsh” light. But researchers will report today that they have...
13-Aug-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Powdered Cranberry Combats Colon Cancer in Mice

Cranberries are often touted as a way to protect against urinary tract infections, but that may be just the beginning. Cranberry extracts reduced the size and number of colon tumors in mice, say researchers. Identifying the therapeutic molecules in...
13-Aug-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Paper-Based Test Can Quickly Diagnose Ebola in Remote Areas (Video)

When a fever strikes in a developing area, the immediate concern may be: Is it the common flu or something much worse? To facilitate diagnosis in remote, low-resource settings, researchers have developed a paper-based device that changes color,...
13-Aug-2015 8:00 AM EDT

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New Ingredients Keep Us Screaming for Ice Cream

Scientists in Wisconsin have discovered an ingredient that prevents the formation of ice crystals that can spoil the smooth, silky texture of ice cream and other frozen foods. The substance, which acts like an antifreeze, is non-toxic and doesn't...
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