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ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: November 11, 2009
The “chocolate cure” for emotional stress is getting new support from a clinical trial published online in ACS’ Journal of Proteome Research. It found that eating about an ounce and a half of dark chocolate a day for two weeks reduced levels of stress hormones in the bodies of people feeling highly stressed. Everyone’s favorite treat also partially corrected other stress-related biochemical imbalances...
Scientists at a group of 11 research centers in China are reporting for the first time assembly of the largest-ever collection of data about the proteins produced by genes in a single human organ. Their focus was the liver, and their massive database in both protein and transcript levels could become a roadmap for finding possible new biomarkers and treatments for liver disease. Those include...
In an advance that could help ease health and environmental concerns about the emerging nanotechnology industry, scientists are reporting development of technology for changing the behavior of nanoparticles in municipal sewage treatment plants — their main gateway into the environment. Their study will be published online November 12 in ACS’ journal Environmental Science & Technology...
Scientists in Washington, DC, are reporting development and successful tests of a new way for exploring the insides of living cells, the microscopic building blocks of all known plants and animals. They explode the cell while it is still living inside a plant or animal, vaporize its contents, and sniff. The study appears online in ACS’ journal Analytical Chemistry. Akos Vertes and Bindesh Shrestha note that knowing the contents…
Drug companies and nonprofit organizations are joining forces to develop new drugs and vaccines to target so-called “neglected” diseases that claim millions of lives in the developing world each year. Those hard-to-treat diseases include malaria, tuberculosis, dengue fever, and other conditions. That’s the topic of the cover story scheduled for the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News, ACS’ weekly newsmagazine. C&EN Senior Editor Lisa Jarvis explains that just a decade ago major pharmaceutical companies...
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A shortage of plutonium-238 threatens to make historic missions into space such as Voyager, Cassini and New Horizons the last of their kind. The United States hasn’t produced the substance –– the lifeblood of the radioisotope power that supplies electricity to the spacecraft –– since the last 1980s, and the remaining stockpile from U.S. production and purchases from Russia already has been allotted to a handful of missions. To obtain a copy of this story, contact email@example.com
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