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American Chemical Society National Meeting Features Variety of Presidential Events

American Chemical Society (ACS) President Diane Grob Schmidt, Ph.D., will sponsor several events related to the theme of the ACS 250th National Meeting & Exposition, “Innovation from Discovery to Application.” The meeting runs from Aug. 16 to 20...
30-Jul-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Attention Beachgoers: Fecal Contamination Affects Sand More Than Water


"No swimming" signs have already popped up this summer along coastlines where fecal bacteria have invaded otherwise inviting waters. Some vacationers ignore the signs while others resign themselves to tanning and playing on the beach. But should...
15-Jul-2015 4:05 PM EDT

A Portable ‘Paper Machine’ Can Diagnose Disease for Less Than $2


In the U.S. and other industrialized nations, testing for infectious diseases and cancer often requires expensive equipment and highly trained specialists. In countries where resources are limited, performing the same diagnostics is far more...
15-Jul-2015 4:05 PM EDT

What Makes Fireflies Glow? (Video)

As fireflies are delighting children across the country with their nighttime displays, scientists are closing in on a better understanding of how the insects produce their enchanting glow.
1-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Implantable 'Artificial Pancreas' Could Help Diabetes Patients Control Their Blood Sugar


Living with Type 1 diabetes requires constant monitoring of blood sugar levels and injecting insulin daily. The development of an implantable "artificial pancreas" that continuously measures a person's blood sugar, or glucose, level and can...
1-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Producing Fuel From Canada Oil Sands Emits More Carbon Than From US Crude


The production of petroleum from Canada's oil sands is on the rise with much of it destined for U.S. refineries. The current oil sands production of fuels from "well-to-wheels" releases about 20 percent more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than...
1-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Should Scientists Be Allowed to Genetically Alter Human Embryos?


Scientists have at their disposal a way to explore the possible prevention of genetic diseases before birth. But should they?
1-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Air Pollutants Could Boost Potency of Common Airborne Allergens

A pair of air pollutants linked to climate change could also be major contributors to the unparalleled rise in the number of people sneezing, sniffling and wheezing during allergy season. The gases, nitrogen dioxide and ground-level ozone, appear to...
1-Apr-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...
13-Jun-2008 1:00 PM EDT

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