ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: Wed Jul 02 11:45:00 EDT 2014

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Squid sucker ring teeth material could aid reconstructive surgery, serve as eco-packaging

Squid tentacles are loaded with hundreds of suction cups, or suckers, and each sucker has a ring of razor-sharp “teeth” that help these mighty predators latch onto and take down prey. In a study published in the journal ACS Nano, researchers report that the...


‘Green buildings’ have potential to improve health of low-income housing residents

The “green building” trend is often associated with helping the environment by using eco-friendly materials and energy-saving techniques, but these practices are designed to improve people’s health, too. Now scientists are reporting evidence that they can...


Toward a new way to keep electronics from overheating

Computer technology has transformed the way we live, but as consumers expect ever more from their devices at faster speeds, personal computers as well as larger computing systems can overheat. This can cause them to slow down, or worse...


White bread helps boost some of the gut’s ‘good’ microbes

White-bread lovers take heart. Scientists are now reporting that this much-maligned food seems to encourage the growth of some of our most helpful inhabitants — beneficial gut bacteria. In addition to this surprising find, their study in ACS’ Journal of...


Bioelectronics could lead to a new class of medicine

Imagine having tiny electronics implanted somewhere in your body that can regulate nerve signals and make symptoms of various disorders go away. That’s the vision of the field of bioelectronic medicine — the emerging discipline that has made enough...


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ACS National Meeting News

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Toolkits on Global Challenges/Research Funding

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ACS Press Release Archive

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ACS Videos

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ACS Video of the Month

The scoop on the perfect ice cream

There's nothing like a scoop of sweet, frozen ice cream to cool you off on a hot summer day. Here's a look at what this delectable treat needs to achieve creamy perfection.

Youtube ID: -rlapUkWCSM


C&EN Video Spotlight

Powdered Alcohol: What It is and How You Make It

C&EN's Jeff Huber and Sophia Cai visited chemistry professor Matt Hartings at American University to learn about--and taste--powdered alcohol.

Youtube ID: _Xr_6n1MIXc

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