Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 22, 1999
Chemists and chef report on new food production technologies
Food experts will report on chemistry's role in improving today's food and how these changes are impacting the quality of life and lowering the risk of chronic disease during a special Presidential Symposium at the 218th national meeting in New Orleans of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

Children's inability to automatically retrieve building blocks of language, math leads to learning disabilities in reading, writing, arithmetic
For children with learning disabilities, success at reading and mathematics isn't as easy as learning their ABCs or that two plus two equals four.

American Chemical Society honors 1999 Heroes of Chemistry
Each year the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, honors as 'Heroes of Chemistry

Radio personality honored with top public outreach award
Daniel W. Armstrong, Ph.D., Curators' Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of Missouri-Rolla, will be honored by the world's largest scientific society for enhancing the public's understanding of chemistry in everyday life.

Chemistry of alcoholism, vitamin C and stress addiction antibodies, futurefoods, preventing brain cell death, children's environmental health risks
NOTE TO REPORTERS, EDITORS AND PRODUCERS: The American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, will hold its fall national meeting in New Orleans from August 22-26, 1999.

Scientists say vitamin C may alleviate the body's response to stress
Large doses of vitamin C can prevent illness by alleviating the body's normal response to stress, according to a scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

New studies of a liquid of life -- Lung surfactant
Lung surfactant, a lipid and protein mixture, coats mammalian lungs and reduces the work of breathing.
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