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Dolphin 'Breathalyzer' Could Help Diagnose Animal and Ocean Health


Alcohol consumption isn't the only thing a breath analysis can reveal. Scientists have been studying its possible use for diagnosing a wide range of conditions in humans — and now in the beloved bottlenose dolphin. In a report in the ACS journal...
15-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

American Chemical Society’s President Comments on Award of 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry


On behalf of the American Chemical Society (ACS), President Tom Barton, Ph.D., congratulates today’s winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Eric Betzig, Ph.D., of Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Stefan W. Hell,...
8-Oct-2014 7:00 AM EDT

Dog Waste Contaminates Our Waterways


Americans love their dogs, but they don't always love to pick up after them. And that's a problem. Dog feces left on the ground wash into waterways, sometimes carrying bacteria — including antibiotic-resistant strains — that can make people...
1-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

'Stealth' Nanoparticles Could Improve Cancer Vaccines


Cancer vaccines have recently emerged as a promising approach for killing tumor cells before they spread. But so far, most clinical candidates haven't worked that well. Now, scientists have developed a new way to deliver vaccines that successfully...
1-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Tonsil Stem Cells Could Someday Help Repair Liver Damage Without Surgery


The liver provides critical functions, such as ridding the body of toxins. Its failure can be deadly, and there are few options for fixing it. But scientists now report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces a way to potentially inject...
24-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall? (Video)

It’s the first day of autumn, and the telltale signs are here: crisp weather, pumpkin spice lattes and, most importantly, the leaves are changing colors. Ever wonder why some leaves turn red, others yellow and some just turn brown? We’ll tell...
22-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

UPDATED: Keeping Filler Ingredients Out of Your Cup of Coffee


Coffee drinkers beware: Surprise ingredients may be hiding in your coffee, and growing shortages may well increase the chance of having more fillers in the future. A new test that will be reported today at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of...
14-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Press Conference Schedule 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition

Join us in person or online for press conferences featuring some of the most exciting work being presented at ACS’ 248th National Meeting & Exposition. Reporters will have a chance to ask scientists questions about their work at the on-site Press...
29-Jul-2014 11:00 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...
13-Jun-2008 1:00 PM EDT

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