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Press Registration Opens for 2016 Spring National Meeting of the American Chemical Society

Journalists may now apply for press credentials for the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) 251st National Meeting & Exposition, one of the largest scientific conferences of the year. It will be held March 13-17 in San Diego.
16-Dec-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Toward Roads That De-Ice Themselves


As winter approaches, stores, cities and homeowners are stocking up on salt, gravel and sand in anticipation of slippery roads. But this annual ritual in colder climates could soon become unnecessary. Researchers report in ACS' journal Industrial &...
16-Dec-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Toward a Faster, More Efficient Way to Sniff Out Explosives


Explosives detection is important for ensuring the safety of public spaces, transportation and water systems, but it can be challenging to carry out. Now scientists report in the journal ACS Nano a new step toward a more efficient monitoring method...
9-Dec-2015 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Gut Bacteria Make Pomegranate Metabolites That May Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease

In a quest to stay healthy, many people are seeking natural ways to prevent neurodegenerative diseases. Recent studies show that pomegranate extract, which is a rich source of disease-fighting polyphenols, can help protect against the development of...
9-Dec-2015 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Coffee Compounds That Could Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Identified

Much to coffee lovers' delight, drinking three to four cups of coffee per day has been shown to decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Now, scientists report in ACS' Journal of Natural Products that they have identified two compounds that...
3-Dec-2015 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Stretchable, Wearable Sensor Made with Chewing Gum (Video)

Body sensors, which were once restricted to doctors' offices, have come a long way. They now allow any wearer to easily track heart rate, steps and sleep cycles around the clock. Soon, they could become even more versatile — with the help of...
3-Dec-2015 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Finds Flame Retardant Exposure Higher in Infants Than Adults

In October, Macy's joined a growing list of major retail stores that have pledged to stop selling furniture containing flame retardants, which research suggests could cause developmental problems. Despite the trend, however, it could take years...
3-Dec-2015 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Imitating Synapses of the Human Brain Could Lead to Smarter Electronics


Making a computer that learns and remembers like a human brain is a daunting challenge. The complex organ has 86 billion neurons and trillions of connections — or synapses — that can grow stronger or weaker over time. But now scientists report...
11-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST 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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