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ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: May 21, 2014

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Not just for the heart, red wine shows promise as cavity fighter

For anyone searching for another reason to enjoy a glass of red wine with dinner, here’s a good one: A new study has found that red wine, as well as grape seed extract, could potentially help prevent cavities. They say that their report, which appears in...


Paper-based diagnostics, made with a scrapbooking tool, could curb hepatitis C pandemic

To the relief of patients diagnosed with hepatitis C, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two new treatments late last year, and a few more are on the way. Now scientists are solving another side of the disease’s problem: identifying the...


A new solution for storing hydrogen fuel for alternative energy

Turning the “hydrogen economy” concept into a reality, even on a small scale, has been a bumpy road, but scientists are developing a novel way to store hydrogen to smooth out the long-awaited transition away from fossil fuels. Their report on a new solid...


How to avoid water wars between ‘fracking’ industry and residents

The shale gas boom has transformed the energy landscape in the U.S., but in some drier locations, it could cause conflict among the energy industry, residents and agricultural interests over already-scarce water resources, say researchers. They add that degraded...


On the road to improvement: EPA’s troubled program on chemical hazards

Out of the thousands of chemicals used for countless everyday products, about 500 have been assessed for potential health risks by the federal program tasked with this colossal duty. The good news is the Environmental Protection Agency, which...


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ACS Video of the Month

Inside the Game of Thrones Poison

Game of Thrones gave us a shock with the Purple Wedding and now everyone is asking: "Who poisoned King Joffrey?" While the search for the killer continues, the American Chemical Society's latest Reactions video focuses on the science of the poison.

Youtube ID: 6UNEpRXcxM4


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A Voice for the Small Chemical Producer

A nascent organization emerges as the voice on Capitol Hill for small chemical producers who have felt their interests diverge from the dominant, well-established industry group — and is scoring some notable successes.

Youtube ID: 2D6CA2_pLPA

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