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An amyloid link between Parkinson’s disease and melanoma

For nearly 50 years, doctors have recognized that Parkinson’s disease patients have an increased risk of melanoma. Now, scientists report a link between the two diseases in the form of protein aggregates known as amyloids. They will present their...
30-Mar-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Separating beer waste into proteins for foods, and fiber for biofuels

The beer-making process yields a large amount of spent grain as a waste product. Today, scientists report a new way to extract the protein and fiber from brewer’s spent grain and use it to create new types of protein sources, biofuels and more....
30-Mar-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Paleopharmaceuticals from Baltic amber might fight drug-resistant infections

For centuries, people in Baltic nations have used ancient amber for medicinal purposes. Now, scientists report compounds that help explain its therapeutic effects and that could lead to new medicines to combat antibiotic-resistant infections. They...
30-Mar-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Doping by athletes could become tougher to hide with new detection method

A new method for detecting doping could even the playing field for those trying to keep the Olympics and other competitions clean. Today, scientists report progress in detecting existing dopants and potential future “designer” compounds. They...
30-Mar-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Making cleaner, greener plastics from waste fish parts

Derived from crude oil, toxic to synthesize, and slow to degrade, polyurethanes are not environmentally friendly. Today, researchers discuss a safer, biodegradable alternative derived from fish waste that would otherwise likely be discarded. They...
30-Mar-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tree fungus reduces fertilizer requirement for ketchup tomatoes

Researchers report in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry they have recruited a fungus to bolster fertilizer efficiency, meaning tastier tomatoes can be grown with less fertilizer.
26-Mar-2021 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ACS Spring 2021 Virtual Meeting

ACS Spring 2021 Virtual Meeting
30-Mar-2021 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ACS Spring 2021 Press Conference Schedule

ACS Spring 2021 Press Conference Schedule Watch live and recorded press conferences at http://www.acs.org/acsspring2021conferences. Press conferences will be held Monday, April 5 through Friday, April 16, 2021. Below is the schedule, which will...
30-Mar-2021 8:00 AM 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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