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A Step Toward Clothing That Guards Against Chemical Warfare Agents

Scientists report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces a new hydrogel coating that neutralizes both mustard gas and nerve agent VX. It could someday be applied to materials such as clothing and paint.
30-Sep-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sniffing Out Cancer with Improved 'Electronic Nose' Sensors

Researchers have developed a small array of flexible sensors, which accurately detect compounds in breath samples that are specific to ovarian cancer.
30-Sep-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Portable Device Can Quickly Test for Sickness-Causing Toxins in Shellfish

Researchers are reporting in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry the development of a portable, inexpensive device that can quickly and easily screen freshly caught shellfish for marine toxins that can cause diarrhetic shellfish...
30-Sep-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Exposure to Phthalates Could Be Linked to Pregnancy Loss


A new study of more than 300 women suggests that exposure to certain phthalates — substances commonly used in food packaging, personal-care and other everyday products — could be associated with miscarriage, mostly between 5 and 13 weeks of...
2-Sep-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Blueberry Extract Could Help Fight Gum Disease and Reduce Antibiotic Use


Scientists have discovered that wild blueberry extract could help prevent dental plaque formation.
2-Sep-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

‘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 Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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

7-Oct-2015 7:05 AM EDT

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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