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New drug candidate fights off more than 300 drug-resistant bacteria

Urinary tract infections are common, yet can be tough to treat as the bacteria that cause them become resistant to many antibiotics. In ACS Central Science, researchers report a new molecule that inhibits drug-resistant bacteria in lab experiments,...
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Multiple sclerosis drug works in a surprising way

Drugs called interferon betas are common treatments for multiple sclerosis. Interferon beta, a protein known to contain a zinc-binding pocket, is thought to reduce proinflammatory molecules in MS patients. But researchers now report in ACS Chemical...
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Highlights for the hybrid ACS Fall 2022 meeting, in Chicago or virtual

Journalists who register for the fall meeting of the American Chemical Society will have access to nearly 11,000 presentations on topics including food, energy, pollution mitigation, health and more. ACS Fall 2022 is a hybrid meeting being held...
4-Aug-2022 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rapid, at-home prototype saliva test that’s as good as RT-PCR

At-home COVID-19 tests have become an easy way to self-diagnose. But current tests have drawbacks. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Sensors have developed a SARS-CoV-2 saliva assay and prototype device that combine speed and ease with high...
29-Jul-2022 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Stickers and a Smartphone for Easy Nitrite Detection on Foods

Researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces have developed a color-changing film that consumers can stick onto foods and easily analyze nitrite levels by snapping a picture with a smartphone.
29-Jul-2022 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

People Respond Differently to Psychedelic Drugs — Genetics Could Be the Reason

Psychedelic drugs have shown benefits as treatments for cluster headaches, anxiety and depression in clinical studies, but not for everyone. Now, in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, researchers report that one reason could be common genetic variations in...
22-Jul-2022 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Heroes of Chemistry’ recognized for contributions to health, medicine and more

The American Chemical Society is honoring industry researchers for developing products that have led to significant advancements in health, medicine and consumer applications. The 2022 winners will be inducted into the Heroes of Chemistry hall of...
20-Jul-2022 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘Pulling back the curtain’ to reveal a molecular key to The Wizard of Oz

Researchers reporting in ACS Central Science have developed a durable molecular encryption key from sequence-defined polymers that are built and deconstructed in a sequential way. They hid their molecular key in the ink of a letter, which was mailed...
15-Jul-2022 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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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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