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News tips from ACS Chemical Biology
Highlights from the American Chemical Society journal, ACS Chemical Biology, are now available on EurekAlert!, included is a link to the July 2007 edition. (2007-08-02)

ACS Webinar focuses on green chemistry innovations and applications
News media and others interested in the chemical sciences are invited to join the next in a series of American Chemical Society Webinars, focusing on green chemistry applications and innovations. The free webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 20, 2-3 p.m. (2010-05-13)

Five top minority science students win scholarships
Academic scholarships of up to $2,500 each have been awarded to local minority chemistry students through the American Chemical Society/AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Scholars Program, sponsored by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. A list of the winners is attached. (1999-12-15)

Professor receives prestigious award in nuclear chemistry
University of Kentucky chemistry professor has been selected as the 2006 recipient of the prestigous Glenn T. Seaborg Award from the American Chemical Society. (2005-09-15)

First special edition updating progress on efforts to map human proteins
Almost 10 years after completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, scientists are making progress toward the next major goal in applying the genetic information in that (2013-01-23)

Editor Appointed To Head New Organic Letters Journal
The world's largest scientific society, the American Chemical Society, announced today the appointment of Amos B. Smith, III, as editor-in-chief of Organic Letters, a new peer- reviewed chemistry journal slated to begin publication in July 1999. (1998-11-13)

Silk sponges that can help the body heal (video)
A team at Tufts University has developed materials using ordinary silk that can be programmed to help the body heal. David Kaplan and his team published their research on silk sponges in the new American Chemical Society journal ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering. Kaplan is also the inaugural editor-in-chief. Check out the latest episode of ACS Headline Science to learn more about Kaplan's exciting work in regenerative medicine: (2015-04-21)

American Chemical Society launches Sustainable Food toolkit
As the world's population swells beyond 10 billion people later this century, what can we do to sustain the farmland, energy and water supplies needed to keep everyone fed? That's the challenging question that Sustainable Food, a web-based toolkit, addresses with an anchor video and dozens of resources. The toolkit is a project of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. (2014-01-09)

Predicting risk of poor outcomes in patients with heart disease using certain biomarker
Levels of the biomarker placental growth factor (PlGF) in the blood may predict the risk of heart attack or death for patients with coronary heart disease, according to a study in the January 28 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (2004-01-27)

Why does food make your mouth water? (video)
You're sitting in your favorite restaurant when a waiter walks by with a hot plate of your favorite food, and your mouth starts to water. But why? What causes drooling in the first place, and why do we only sometimes salivate? This week, 2015 ACS Chemistry Champions contest winner Hadi Fares explains the chemical mechanisms behind dinnertime drooling. (2016-03-15)

American Chemical Society media registration
Media registration is now open for the 228th national meeting of the American Chemical Society August 22-26 in Philadelphia. (2004-07-06)

News tips from ACS Chemical Biology
Highlights from the American Chemical Society journal, ACS Chemical Biology, are now available on EurekAlert!. The tip sheet with the April 2007 edition is now available. (2007-04-30)

Why is fertilizer used in explosives? (video)
Over the last century, the compound ammonium nitrate has been involved in at least 30 disasters and terrorist attacks. Under normal circumstances, it's totally harmless and used in things like fertilizer, so what makes ammonium nitrate turn deadly?: (2020-10-22)

Why not mashed paper towels on the Thanksgiving menu?
The American Chemical Society is releasing a special Thanksgiving video on the chemistry behind the foods that make up our traditional holiday feasts. (2009-11-23)

Brauman to receive Gibbs Medal for achievements in chemistry
The Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has awarded the 2003 J. Willard Gibbs Medal to John I. Brauman, the J. G. Jackson-C. J. Wood Professor of Chemistry and cognizant dean for the natural sciences at Stanford. (2003-04-15)

The chemistry of poison ivy (video)
Leaves of three, let them be, right? But what happens when you get covered in poison ivy and can't stop scratching? Jennifer Novotney, winner of the 2014 Chemistry Champions science communications competition, breaks down what it is about that dreaded vine that makes us so itchy. Reactions also offers up a remedy for the poison ivy's itch using the power of chemistry. (2015-03-09)

How to make better cookies with science (video)
Chocolate chip cookies are nearly universally adored. People like them in all sorts of textures, sizes and tastes. So how can you make your perfect cookie? Using science, of course. Oct. 1 is National Homemade Cookies Day, so for this week's Reactions episode, we partnered with Science News magazine's Bethany Brookshire (@scicurious) to take a bite out of baking with the scientific method. Get a taste of the video here: (2015-09-28)

Coronavirus Vaccine: Where are we and what's next? (video)
You might have heard that COVID-19 vaccine trials are underway in Seattle. What exactly is being tested? How much longer will these tests take? And when can we expect a vaccine against the novel coronavirus? We chat with Benjamin Neuman, Ph.D., one of the world's experts on coronavirus, and Daniel Wrapp, one of the scientists who mapped the structure of the protein that the coronavirus uses to infect your cells, to help us answer these questions: (2020-04-03)

News tips from ACS Chemical Biology
Highlights from the American Chemical Society journal, ACS Chemical Biology, are now available. (2007-02-28)

Patillas High School chemistry teacher to be honored for mentoring students
Chemistry teacher Almodovar Fonseca-Rivera of Patillas, Puerto Rico, will be honored for his work in mentoring students during the 226th national meeting of the American Chemical Society in New York. The president of the Society, Elsa Reichmanis, Ph.D., will present him with a special mentoring award at a luncheon celebrating the 10th anniversary of the ACS Committee on Minority Affairs on Monday, Sept. 8, at the New York Hilton. (2003-08-25)

Advance press registration for Apr. 7-11 meeting of largest scientific society
News media advance registration for coverage of the American Chemical Society's (ACS') 245th National Meeting & Exposition, Apr. 7-11, 2013, in New Orleans remains open through Apr. 1. Journalists planning to attend the meeting and use the ACS Press Center are encouraged to apply for accreditation in advance. Onsite registration will begin with the opening of the ACS Press Center, in Room 215-216 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Apr. 6. (2013-03-19)

Can soap really 'kill' the coronavirus? (video)
Constantly being told to wash your hands? Us too. So we're diving into the chemistry behind why soap is so effective against viruses like the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. (2020-03-23)

ACS webinar focuses on scientific careers in publishing
News media and others interested in the chemical sciences are invited to join the next in a series of American Chemical Society Webinars, focusing on scientific careers in publishing. The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 13, 2-3 p.m. EDT. (2010-05-06)

New ACS Journal Publishing Agreement expands author rights and clarifies responsibilities
The American Chemical Society's Publications Division will begin rolling out a new publishing agreement in mid-October that expands author rights and clarifies author responsibilities. The ACS Journal Publishing Agreement is a result of ACS' ongoing efforts to provide the best possible publishing experience for authors of ACS' suite of 38 peer-reviewed journals, including its flagship Journal of the American Chemical Society. (2010-10-06)

American Chemical Society publications delivers research faster than ever
ACS Publications has introduced a pilot program, called (2009-02-03)

Decoding breast milk to make better baby formula (video)
What makes breast milk so good for babies? In this episode of Reactions, our host, Sam, chats with chemist Steven Townsend, Ph.D., who's trying to figure out which sugar molecules in breast milk make it so unique and difficult to mimic. (2021-01-19)

The Shape Of Things To Come
New materials for the 21st century are highlighted in this week's (June 8) cover story of Chemical & Engineering News. (1998-06-08)

Addiction -- Cocaine, alcohol and PCP (News briefing)
New research into the chemistry of addictions - involving cocaine, alcohol and PCP - is being presented at the 218th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, in New Orleans. On Monday, August 23, four experts will discuss their latest findings at a news briefing at the Convention Center. (1999-08-20)

Are invisibility cloaks possible? (video)
Have you ever wished you could hide under an invisibility cloak like Harry Potter or conceal your car with a Klingon cloaking device like in Star Trek? In a special Thursday bonus episode of Reactions, we celebrate the International Year of Light by exploring the science behind light, sight and invisibility. Though we can't make ourselves invisible yet, some promising research may light the way -- or rather, bend the light away. Check it out here: (2015-07-23)

American Chemical Society Climate Science Toolkit: Fostering climate science understanding
A new web-based resource on climate science, designed to help scientists and others understand this key topic, is the focus of a Comment article in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News, the American Chemical Society's weekly newsmagazine. ACS, the world's largest scientific society, launched the resource this week. (2012-12-05)

American Chemical Society hosts sustainability forum at 239th National Meeting
The American Chemical Society invites news media covering its 239th National Meeting to the society's first sustainability forum on Tuesday, March 23, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Moscone Center Esplanade Ballroom 301. The forum is intended to spark interest among chemical scientists and engineers to collaborate on sustainability projects and to help set the society's long-term sustainability agenda. (2010-03-16)

Science Elements podcast highlights chemistry for search-and-rescue missions
The June feature of Science Elements, the American Chemical Society's weekly podcast series, shines the spotlight on devices that use chemistry to locate people trapped in collapsed buildings. The episode is available at (2014-06-05)

10 years and counting: Updating scientific discoveries from the past
Whatever happened to...? Go ahead. Fill in the blanks with one of the highly publicized scientific advances of the past. It's a question that can puzzle and perplex almost everyone who follows science news, as major discoveries get headlines and are then forgotten. (2011-12-21)

New American Chemical Society video explores the chemistry of egg dyeing
With millions of eggs about to have their annual encounter with red, green, blue and other dyes this holiday weekend, the American Chemical Society today released a new video that will egg people on in discovering the chemistry that underpins the process. The video is at (2013-03-28)

Harvesting water from air with less energy
Getting clean water to communities in parched areas of the planet remains an ongoing challenge. Recent developments that harvest water from air have been proposed as a solution. However, the technology to do so consumes a lot of energy. But based on new modeling results, scientists now report in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology that a new system design would require less energy and produce high-quality water. (2016-07-20)

Clues in Zika's genome
University of Utah chemists have found that the Zika virus contains genetic structures similar to other viruses in the Flaviviridae family, and that these structures may serve as potential antiviral drug targets. (2016-08-12)

How dragon blood could save your life (video)
Chemists have found potential drugs and other really useful compounds in some truly bizarre places in nature. From a natural immune defense in the blood of komodo dragons, to a sponge armed with resilience to bacterial infection, to a 400-million-year-old medical workhorse, check out the latest Reactions video to find out how these exotic creatures just might save your life someday: (2017-07-11)

Nanoparticle fertilizer could contribute to new 'green revolution'
The 'Green Revolution' of the '60s and '70s has been credited with helping to feed billions around the world, with fertilizers being one of the key drivers spurring the agricultural boom. But in developing countries, the cost of fertilizer remains relatively high and can limit food production. Now researchers report in the journal ACS Nano a simple way to make a benign, more efficient fertilizer that could contribute to a second food revolution. (2017-01-25)

Chicago chemist wins national award for insights into how cells communicate
Milan Mrksich of Chicago will be honored Sept. 9 by the American Chemical Society for his innovative approach to uncovering how the body's cells interact in both healthy and cancerous conditions. He will receive the 2003 Arthur C. Cope Young Scholar Award at the ACS national meeting in New York. (2003-08-22)

How does this blue flower tea change color? (video)
Maybe you've seen a beautiful, color-changing tea on social media. Chances are, it's butterfly pea flower tea. This week, we're investigating what allows it to shift from one vibrant color to the next, and Sam and George play around to see how many different colors they can get. (2020-09-28)

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