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Vehicles are an under-recognized source of urban ammonia pollution

Researchers report in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology Letters that satellite data from before & during the spring 2020 lockdown in Los Angeles shows that vehicles are the main source of urban airborne ammonia, which forms small particles...
19-Nov-2021 11:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

New approach could overcome fungal resistance to current treatments

Researchers report in ACS Infectious Diseases that they have identified compounds that tackle fungal resistance in a new way — by interfering with fungal enzymes required for fatty acid synthesis — potentially opening the door to better...
12-Nov-2021 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

A wild strawberry aroma for foods — from a fungus growing on fruit waste

Researchers reporting in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have come up with a naturally derived wild strawberry aroma by having an edible fungus make it from waste from black currant juice production.
12-Nov-2021 12:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Lithium imaging method could shine new light on bipolar disorder, treatment

Researchers reporting in ACS Central Science developed a method for imaging lithium in living cells, allowing them to discover that neurons from bipolar disorder patients accumulate higher levels of lithium than healthy controls.
29-Oct-2021 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Three ways to reduce the carbon footprint of food purchased by U.S. households

Researchers in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology report three ways that Americans can reduce the carbon footprint of their food purchases, without requiring drastic dietary changes.
29-Oct-2021 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Urban wastes used as fertilizers contain higher PFAS than livestock manure

Researchers reporting in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology have characterized PFAS in contemporary and historical organic waste products applied to agricultural fields in France, finding the highest amounts in urban samples, with compounds...
14-Oct-2021 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Chemical Society’s president comments on award of 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

On behalf of the American Chemical Society (ACS), President H. N. Cheng, Ph.D., congratulates today’s winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Benjamin List, Ph.D., Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (Germany) and David W.C. MacMillan,...
6-Oct-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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AI-driven dynamic face mask adapts to exercise, pollution levels

Researchers reporting in ACS Nano have developed a dynamic respirator that modulates its pore size in response to changing conditions, such as exercise or air pollution levels, allowing the wearer to breathe easier when the highest levels of...
24-Sep-2021 11:00 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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