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A Homing Beacon for Chemotherapy Drugs

Researchers have made a hydrogel that, when injected near tumors in mice, recruits drugs to shrink the tumor with fewer side effects. They report their results in ACS Central Science.
7-Jun-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Comprehensive Look at Cow’s Milk

Milk is a staple of the human diet, full of key nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, fats, and vitamins. Today, scientists report in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry a comprehensive, centralized database of all known bovine...
12-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Parboiling Method Reduces Inorganic Arsenic in Rice

Contamination of rice with arsenic is a major problem in some regions of the world with high rice consumption.
12-Apr-2019 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Transparent Wood Can Store and Release Heat (Video)

Wood may seem more at home in log cabins than modern architecture, but a specially treated type of timber could be tomorrow’s trendy building material. Today, scientists report a new kind of transparent wood that not only transmits light, but also...
19-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nanomaterials Give Plants ‘Super’ Abilities (Video)

Science-fiction writers have long envisioned human–machine hybrids that wield extraordinary powers. However, “super plants” with integrated nanomaterials may be much closer to reality than cyborgs.
19-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Making Lead Pipes Safe (Video)

Lead leaching from pipes into the water supply is a serious public health concern. If water sources or treatments are changed, the new chemistry can cause previously safe water distribution systems to begin releasing lead, as the crisis in Flint,...
19-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Chemical Society Spring 2019 National Meeting & Exposition Press Conference Schedule

Attend press conferences live – online at or in person -- at the Spring 2019 National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Press conferences will be held Monday, April 1, through Wednesday,...
19-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hands Spread Flame Retardants, Plasticizers Throughout Homes

Hundreds of everyday items contain organophosphate ester (OPE) flame retardants and plasticizers. Some of these compounds make their way into the air, onto surfaces and even inside our bodies, with uncertain health effects.
19-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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