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252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition August 21-25, 2016

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9-Aug-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Selecting the Right House Plant Could Improve Indoor Air (Animation)

Indoor air pollution is an important environmental threat to human health, leading to symptoms of “sick building syndrome.” But researchers report that surrounding oneself with certain house plants could combat the potentially harmful effects of...
9-Aug-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Insulin Pill Could Make Diabetes Treatment ‘Ouchless’

Every day, millions of Americans with diabetes have to inject themselves with insulin to manage their blood-sugar levels. But less painful alternatives are emerging. Scientists are developing a new way of administering the medicine orally with tiny...
9-Aug-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Battery You Can Swallow Could Enable Future Ingestible Medical Devices


Non-toxic, edible batteries could one day power ingestible devices for diagnosing and treating disease. One team reports new progress toward that goal with their batteries made with melanin pigments, naturally found in the skin, hair and eyes.
9-Aug-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Stretchy Supercapacitors Power Wearable Electronics


A future of soft robots that wash your dishes or smart T-shirts that power your cell phone may depend on the development of stretchy power sources. But traditional batteries are thick and rigid — not ideal properties for materials that would be...
9-Aug-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Device Could Help Improve Taste of Foods Low in Fat, Sugar and Salt

Scientists may be closing in on a way to let consumers savor the sweet taste of cake, cookies and other culinary delights without the sugar rush. In preliminary tests using a new device developed in-house that allows them to screen for odor...
9-Aug-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

After the Heart Attack: Injectable Gels Could Prevent Future Heart Failure (Video)

During a heart attack, clots or narrowed arteries block blood flow, harming or killing cells within the tissue. But the damage doesn’t end after the crushing pain subsides. Instead, the heart’s walls thin out, the organ becomes enlarged, and...
9-Aug-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Cars Could Meet Future Emissions Standards: Focus on Cold Starts

Car emissions is a high-stakes issue, as last year’s Volkswagen scandal demonstrated. Pressure to meet tightening standards led the carmaker to cheat on emissions tests. But wrongdoing aside, how are automakers going to realistically meet future,...
9-Aug-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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American Chemical Society’s President Comments on Award of 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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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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