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Press Conference Schedule of the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, March 13-17, 2016

29-Feb-2016 11:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Generating Electricity with Tomato Waste

A team of scientists is exploring an unusual source of electricity — damaged tomatoes that are unsuitable for sale at the grocery store. Their pilot project involves a biological-based fuel cell that uses tomato waste left over from harvests in...
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3-D Printing Could One Day Help Fix Damaged Cartilage in Knees, Noses and Ears (Video)

Athletes, the elderly and others who suffer from injuries and arthritis can lose cartilage and experience a lot of pain. Researchers are now reporting, however, that they have found a way to produce cartilage tissue by 3-D bioprinting an ink...
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Cellular ‘Backpacks’ Could Treat Disease While Minimizing Side Effects


Drug therapies for many conditions end up treating the whole body even when only one part needs it. But this generalized approach can hurt healthy cells, causing nasty side effects. To send drugs to specific disease locations, researchers developed...
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New material could make aircraft deicers a thing of the past


Instead of applying a deicing agent to strip ice from an aircraft’s wings before winter takeoffs, airport personnel could in the future just watch chunks slide right off. Scientists report they have developed a slippery substance that is secreted...
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Eggshell Nanoparticles Could Lead to Expanded Use of Bioplastic in Packaging Materials


Placed on end, eggshells are as strong as the arches supporting ancient Roman aquaducts. Yet they readily crack in the middle, and once that happens, we discard them. But now scientists report that adding tiny shards of eggshell to bioplastic could...
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Insect Wings Inspire Antibacterial Surfaces for Corneal Transplants, Other Medical Devices


Someday, cicadas and dragonflies might save your sight. The key to this power lies in their wings, which are coated with a forest of tiny pointed pillars that impale and kill bacterial cells unlucky enough to land on them. Now, scientists report...
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How a Pill Could Improve Breast Cancer Diagnoses


The ongoing debate about breast cancer diagnostics has left many women confused — particularly over what age they should get mammograms and who needs treatment. An issue with current methods is that they often identify lumps but cannot...
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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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