ACS in the News

Weekly press highlights of the latest ACS journal articles and other coverage featured in high-profile news media outlets all around the globe. 

MSN (Redmond, WA: 67.15 million unique monthly visits)
“The Real Reason Cold Brew Coffee Is Easier On Your Stomach”
May 12, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

A study published by the American Chemical Society shows that cold brew is "slightly less acidic" than hot brew coffee. It has compounds like crude polysaccharides that Healthline says can boost your digestive system's immunity and decrease gut irritation.

Two media outlets covered the story.

Healthline (San Francisco, CA:  43.71 million unique monthly visits)
“New Study Finds Pregnant People Exposed to These Common Chemicals”
May 12, 2022

A highly diverse group of pregnant individuals in the United States were exposed to a number of potentially harmful chemicals from plastics, pesticides, and other sources, according to the largest study of its kind…. The study was published May 10 in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

More than 120 media outlets – including MSN (Redmond, WA: 67.15 million unique monthly visits), U.S. News & World Report (Washington, D.C.: 15.02 million unique monthly visits), The Independent (London, England: 13.69 million unique monthly visits) and The Hill (Washington, D.C.: 8.05 million unique monthly visits) – covered the story.

Yahoo! Finance (New York, NY: 32.68 million unique monthly visits)
“Non-hormonal Contraceptive for Men Shows Promising Results in Non-Human Primates”
May 9, 2022
Publicized in: ACS meeting release

In late March, researchers at The University of Minnesota, presented a poster at the Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) summarizing that YCT-529 was 99% effective as a contraceptive in male mice with a return to full fertility once treatment ended.

More than 40 media outlets, including Philadelphia Business Journal (Philadelphia, PA: 3.47 million unique monthly visits) and Benzinga (Detroit, MI: 1.55 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

The Guardian (London, England: 31.72 million unique monthly visits)
“'Pee for the peonies': researchers say urine fertilizers encourage blooms – and there's never a shortage”
May 13, 2022

Love is co-author of a study published in the Environmental Science & Technology journal that found urine diversion and recycling led to significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and energy.

More than 300 media outlets – including Daily Mail (London, England: 23.91 million unique monthly visits), U.S. News & World Report (Washington, D.C.: 15.02 million unique monthly visits), The Independent (London, England: 13.69 million unique monthly visits) and HuffPost (New York, NY: 10.31 million unique monthly visits) – covered the story.

CBS News (New York, NY: 13.81 million unique monthly visits)
“Natural gas leaks disproportionately affect low-income neighborhoods and communities of color, study shows”
May 11, 2022

But researchers have found a "disturbing inequality" when it comes to its safety — the more racially diverse or the poor an area is, the more often harmful gas leaks occur. In a new study published on Wednesday in Environmental Science and Technology, researchers analyzed gas pipeline leaks in 2015 in 13 U.S. cities….

More than 30 media outlets covered the story.

Vice (New York, NY: 9.24 million unique monthly visits)
“Scientists Make Paper Durable Like Plastic, Without the Pollution”
May 14, 2022

Detailed in a paper published Friday in the peer-reviewed journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, the researchers developed a silica-resin coating that can “compensate for paper’s weaknesse ,” turning paper products, like single-use straws or forks, into viable alternatives to plastic by making them waterproof and durable.

More than 20 media outlets, including The Daily Beast (New York, NY: 5.79 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

The Economic Times (Delhi, India: 8.17 million unique monthly visits)
“60% of children's clothing contain toxic PFA chemicals: Report”
May 9, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

A study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology showed that many children's products, including those labelled as "waterproof", "stain-resistant", or "environment friendly" contain harmful PFA chemicals that are not mentioned on the label.

More than 30 media outlets, including ConsumerAffairs (Tulsa, OK: 1.55 million unique monthly visits)

News18 (Noida, India: 3.68 million unique monthly visits)
“Hate Ice Crystals Growing in Your Ice Cream? Scientists Know How to Stop Them”
May 11, 2022
Publicized in: ACS meeting release

At the University of Tennessee, Tao Wu and colleagues have developed a cellulose product extracted from processed wood to propose as an alternative to these commonly used stabilizers. According to this research, reported by the American Chemical Society, cellulose nanocrystals were added to a sugar solution, effectively imitating ice cream. After 24 hours, the ice crystals stopped growing.

Four media outlets covered the story.

ScienceDaily (Rockville, MD: 2.87 million unique monthly visits)
“A nontoxic glue for plywood -- from glucose, citric acid”
May 13, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

To develop a nontoxic adhesive, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces have combined glucose and citric acid – sugar and an orange juice ingredient – into a strong, water-resistant wood glue for plywood.

More than 30 media outlets, including New Atlas (Melbourne, Australia: 850,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

Thai Rath (Bangkok, Thailand: 2.06 million unique monthly visits)
เทคโนโลยีสวมใส่ได้แบบใหม่สำหรับพืช  [New wearable technology for plants]
May 13, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

ติดตามดูแลสุขภาพของพืชจะเป็นไปได้ไหม ล่าสุดมีงานวิจัยเผยแพร่ใน ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces ของสมาคมเคมีอเมริกัน รายงานการสร้างเซ็นเซอร์ที่สวมใส่ได้สำหรับใบพืช โดยระบบจะส่งข้อมูลแบบไร้สายไปยังแอปพลิเคชันบนสมาร์ทโฟน  [Is it possible to monitor the health of plants? The latest research, published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces of the American Chemical Society, reports on the creation of wearable sensors for plant leaves, where data is transmitted wirelessly to smartphone applications.]

Fifteen media outlets covered the story.

Phys.org (Douglas, Isle of Man: 1.89 million unique monthly visits)
“Video: Why they don't make grade B maple syrup anymore”
May 9, 2022
Publicized in: ACS video release

Credit: The American Chemical Society  Are you a grade B maple syrup fan? For a lot of maple syrup connoisseurs, grade B was always the go-to syrup. It's dark, caramelly, rich, complex. But unfortunately, you can't get it anymore.

Ten media outlets covered the story.

News Medical (Manchester, England: 1.67 million unique monthly visits)
“Clemson researchers discover a promising therapy for people suffering from toxoplasmosis”
May 11, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

Many doctors caution their pregnant patients to avoid cat feces; even the family pet's litter box is off-limits. Now, a group of researchers from Clemson University have discovered a promising therapy for those who suffer from toxoplasmosis, a disease caused by the microscopic protozoa Toxoplasma gondii…. The journal ACS Infectious Diseases, an American Chemical Society publication, published their findings.

Fourteen media outlets covered the story.

IFL Science (London, England: 1.07 million unique monthly visits)
“Modern Alchemy Makes 'Chameleon Metal' Behave Like Precious Catalysts”
May 10, 2022

In [JACS Au], a team from the University of Minnesota describes tuning an ultrathin layer of alumina over graphene to behave like other metals. “The substantial ability to tune the catalytic and electronic properties of the catalyst exceeded our expectations." said study author Dr Tzia Ming Onn in a statement.

More than 85 media outlets – including Rambler (Moscow, Russia: 12.87 million unique monthly visits), 20 Minutos (Madrid, Spain: 4.57 million unique monthly visits) and New Atlas (Melbourne, Australia: 850,000 unique monthly visits) – covered the story.

MSN (Redmond, WA: 67.15 million unique monthly visits)
“New ‘smartwatch for plants’ monitors water content in leaves”
May 5, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

To address this tricky dilemma, scientists have created a new 'smartwatch for plants', which monitors the water content in leaves and pings the owner when the plant is in need of a drink…. Details about the new sensor have been published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Forty media outlets — including Daily Mail (London, England: 23.91 million unique monthly visits) and Times of India (Ahmedabad, India: 13.0 million unique monthly visits) — covered the story.

The Guardian (London, England: 31.72 million unique monthly visits)
“‘Forever chemicals’ found in nearly 60% of children’s ‘waterproof’ or ‘stain-resistant’ textiles”
May 7, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

Nearly 60% of children’s textiles labeled “waterproof”, “stain-resistant”, or “environmentally friendly” that were tested as part of a new study contained toxic PFAS substances known as “forever chemicals” due to their persistence in the environment…. The peer-reviewed study was… published in the Environmental Science and Technology journal.

More than 80 media outlets — including Daily Mail (London, England: 23.91 million unique monthly visits), The Independent (London, England: 13.69 million unique monthly visits), MDR Fernsehen (Erfurt, Germany: 1.530,630 million unique monthly visits), International Business Times (New York, NY: 1.29 million unique monthly visits) and Medical Xpress (Douglas, Isle of Man: 1.08 million unique monthly visits) — covered the story.

U.S. News & World Report (Washington, D.C.: 15.02 million unique monthly visits)
“Your Take-Out Coffee Cup May Shed Trillions of Plastic ‘Nanoparticles’”
May 3, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

Single-use paper coffee cups are lined with a thin plastic film that helps keep liquids hot and prevent them from leaking through the cardboard. That lining releases more than 5 trillion plastic nanoparticles per liter when hot liquid is poured into a 12-ounce single-use cup, according to lab results published recently in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

More than 100 media outlets — including AIF.ru (Moscow, Russia: 6.48 million unique monthly visits), Drugs.com (Auckland, New Zealand: 6.28 million unique monthly visits) and MedicineNet (San Clemente, CA: 3.94 million unique monthly visits) — covered the story.

The Daily Express (London, England: 10.34 million unique monthly visits)
“Water shortage breakthrough as seawater made drinkable with press of a button”
May 3, 2022

Researchers have made a spectacular breakthrough after making a device that can change seawater into clear, drinkable water at the press of a button…. The research was published online in Environmental Science and Technology.

More than 70 media outlets, including Vice Canada (Toronto, Canada: 9.24 million unique monthly visits) and Fast Company (New York, NY: 4.07 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

GadgetsNow (London, England: 9.88 million unique monthly visits)
“Nanotechnology to use smartphone cameras to detect diseases instantly: How will it work”
May 3, 2022

A team of scientists have developed a new method for the investigation of biological cells which is small enough to fit into a smartphone lens…. In their recent publication in ACS Photonics, they have detailed how they successfully demonstrated the use of this method in a laboratory environment, with artificially generated transparent objects.

El Mundo (Madrid, Spain: 6.53 million unique monthly visits)
“La píldora masculina a examen, ¿revolucionará las relaciones sexuales?” [The male pill under review, will it revolutionize sexual relations?]
May 7, 2022
Publicized in: ACS meeting release

De momento, el nuevo anticonceptivo está siendo desarrollado en la Universidad de Minnesota, que lo ha presentado en la reunión de primavera de la American Chemical Society (ACS). [At the moment, the new contraceptive is being developed at the University of Minnesota, which has presented it at the spring meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS).]

Ten media outlets covered the story.

AARP.org (Washington, D.C.: 5.29 million unique monthly visits)
“5 Healthy Reasons to Try Mexican Food This Cinco de Mayo”
May 4, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

Researchers have known for decades that beans, in addition to their high fiber and protein content, are a rich source of antioxidants. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry in 2003 reported that, gram for gram, black beans had more antioxidant power than any of a dozen other common varieties of dry beans tested.

Scientific American (New York, NY: 3.08 million unique monthly visits)
“Meet the White House’s New Director of Environmental Justice”
May 6, 2022

The White House Council on Environmental Quality announced yesterday that Jalonne White-Newsome will be senior director of environmental justice…. “At first, I intended to ‘work at USG for 30 years and then retire,’” she later told the American Chemical Society.

ScienceDaily (Rockville, MD: 2.87 million unique monthly visits)
“‘Smart’ diaper for bedside urine testing”
May 6, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

Now, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Nano Materials have designed a flexible sensor that fits in a diaper, measures multiple components in urine and can share those results over Bluetooth to provide real-time bedside analyses for incontinent, elderly or infant patients.

Thirty media outlets – including News Medical (Manchester, England: 1.67 million unique monthly visits), Medical Xpress (Douglas, Isle of Man: 1.08 million unique monthly visits) and New Atlas (Melbourne, Australia: 850,000 unique monthly visits) – covered the story.

News Medical (Manchester, England: 1.67 million unique monthly visits)
“Novel wearable sensor can detect two key biomarkers of infection in sweat”
May 3, 2022
Publicized in: ACS meeting release

The research builds on a study that Prasad's team presented at the April 2021 meeting of the American Chemical Society that demonstrated that the sweat sensor could detect [C-reactive protein] to indicate an impending cytokine storm.

Five media outlets, including Medical Xpress (Douglas, Isle of Man: 1.08 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

Medical Xpress (Douglas, Isle of Man: 1.08 million unique monthly visits)
“Not all valved N95 masks are the same when filtering exhaled air, study finds”
May 4, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

Although respirators with one-way exhalation valves can make wearing a mask more comfortable, their use as a way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in public has been discouraged. The thinking is that valves do not effectively filter particles as exhaled air passes through them, but few studies actually have looked at this. Now, researchers report in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology Letters that one valved N95 mask performed substantially better than another.

Five media outlets covered the story.

IFL Science (London, England: 1.07 million unique monthly visits)
“A Grim Amount Of People Pee In The Pool – Here’s Why You Shouldn’t”
May 3, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

A study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters sifted through water samples taken from 31 pools and hot tubs in two Canadian cities, finding evidence of urine in every sample.

Three media outlets covered the story.

Mashed (New York, NY: 840,000 unique monthly visits)
“14 Cool Cucumber Hacks For The Summer”
May 4, 2022
Publicized in: ACS meeting release

According to the Daily Mail, experts [at a meeting of] the American Chemical Society have stated that cucumber sandwiches on whole wheat are the perfect food to eat during warmer months. The high water content in cucumbers is ideal for keeping you hydrated and regulating body temperature.

MSN (Redmond, WA: 67.15 million unique monthly visits)
“New silver coating for medical devices could help prevent spread of deadly bacteria”
April 28, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

A new and improved silver coating for medical devices could prevent the spread of potentially deadly infections, according to a new study…. The findings were published in the journal ACS Central Science.

More than 40 media outlets, including Hindustan Times (New Delhi, India: 5.20 million unique monthly visits) and News Medical (Manchester, England: 1.67 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

MSN (Redmond, WA: 67.15 million unique monthly visits)
“Don't Believe This Olive Oil Cooking Myth”
April 26, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

In reality, Healthline says, pure olive oil doesn't become damaged when cooked over high temperatures, as its smoke point is around 400 degrees Fahrenheit. A Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry study says that this smoke point is even more stable than that of other seed oils at frying temperatures.

Rambler (Moscow, Russia: 12.87million unique monthly visits)
“Обрaботкa кaкaо-бобов этaнолом и молочной кислотой сделaлa aромaт шоколaдa более фруктовым” [Processing cocoa beans with ethanol and lactic acid made the flavor of chocolate more fruity]
April 29, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

Научное издание Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry опубликовало статью, в которой рассказывается о разработке швейцарскими химиками нового, более надежного метода обработки какао-бобов. [The scientific publication Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry published an article that tells about the development by Swiss chemists of a new, more reliable method for processing cocoa beans.]

More than 30 media outlets covered the story.

PC Mag (New York, NY: 12.10 million unique monthly visits)
“What Are the Hidden Environmental Costs of EVs?”
April 26, 2022

It’s currently very difficult to extract the metals from a battery at the end of its life and use them in the construction of new ones, and the process is energy-intensive. That could be why a 2019 Chemical and Engineering News report puts the number of lithium-ion batteries currently being recycled at under 5%.

Five media outlets covered the story.

SFGate (San Francisco, CA: 9.46 million unique monthly visits)
“Pioneering Mountaineer And Berkeley Chemist Continues Quest To Reduce Harmful Chemicals”
April 28, 2022

And in June 2021, after Green Science publicized a study published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters in which researchers found high fluorine levels, revealing probable potentially toxic PFAS in waterproof mascara and liquid lipsticks, lawmakers in both houses of U.S. Congress introduced the bipartisan No PFAS in Cosmetics Acts.

Two media outlets covered the story.

Infobae (Buenos Aires, Argentina: 7.77 million unique monthly visits)
“Los vasos descartables de plástico liberan billones de partículas microscópicas en las bebidas calientes” [Disposable plastic cups release trillions of microscopic particles in hot drinks]
April 30, 2022
Publicized in ACS PressPac

Investigadores del Instituto Nacional de Estándares y Tecnología analizaron vasos de bebidas calientes de un solo uso recubiertos con polietileno de baja densidad…. Descubrieron que cuando los productos de plástico se exponen al agua caliente, liberan billones de nanopartículas por litro en el agua. Los investigadores del NIST publicaron sus hallazgos en la revista científica Environmental Science and Technology. [Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology analyzed single-use hot beverage cups lined with low-density polyethylene…. They found that when plastic products are exposed to hot water, they release trillions of nanoparticles per liter into the water. The NIST researchers published their findings in the scientific journal Environmental Science and Technology.]

More than 55 media outlets — including NetEase (Hangzhou, China: 23.85 million unique monthly visits), DAUM (Seoul, South Korea: 10.81 million unique monthly visits) and Al Arabiya (Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 1.22 million unique monthly visits) — covered the story.

CBC News (Toronto, Canada: 7.41 million unique monthly visits)
“260,000 tossed masks recycled for furniture, playground surfacing - thanks to Ontario college's ingenuity”
April 26, 2022

But according to an international study published in June 2020 in Environmental Science and Technology, researchers from Portugal and Canada who focused on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) determined the world was throwing out three million masks alone every minute.

Nine media outlets covered the story.

The Conversation Australia (Melbourne, Australia:  6.06 million unique monthly visits)
“We've created a device that could allow instant disease diagnosis – while fitting inside your phone lens”
May 1, 2022

In our recent publication in ACS Photonics, we detail how we successfully demonstrated the use of this method in a laboratory environment, with artificially generated transparent objects.

Thirteen media outlets covered the story.

The Daily Beast (New York, NY: 5.79 million unique monthly visits)
“MIT Engineers Created a Portable Device that Zaps Seawater to Make Drinking Water”
April 29, 2022

The new desalination device… is roughly the size of a suitcase, weighs less than 10 kilograms, and uses less energy than a cell phone charger, according to a paper published on April 14 in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.

More than 65 media outlets — including MSN (Redmond, WA: 67.15 million unique monthly visits), Yahoo! News UK (London, England: 938,000 unique monthly visits) and New Atlas (Melbourne, Australia: 850,000 unique monthly visits) — covered the story.

PopSugar (San Francisco, CA: 3.91 million unique monthly visits)
“Yes, You've Probably Ingested Microplastics. Now What?”
April 29, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

As of now, experts are most concerned about what they can do the gut, Hailey Davies, PhD candidate at the University of Victoria and coauthor of the 2019 "Human Consumption of Microplastics" study published in Environmental Science and Technology Journal, says.

Three media outlets, including MSN (Redmond, WA: 67.15 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

Daily Star (London, England: 2.71 million unique monthly visits)
“Male contraceptive pill could soon be available as human trials set to begin”
April 27, 2022
Publicized in: ACS meeting release

A male contraceptive pill could be coming sooner than expected as trials on humans are set to begin within the year…. Researchers from the University of Minnesota presented their new pill at at the American Chemical Society’s Spring 2022 conference.

More than 35 media outlets, including Muy Interesante (Madrid, Spain: 1.17 million unique monthly visits) and Unilad (London, England: 835,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

Il Fatto Quotidiano (Rome, Italy: 1.97 million unique monthly visits)
“Come far crescere grano, orzo e pomodori nel deserto” [How to grow wheat, barley and tomatoes in the desert]
April 28, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

Una sabbia rivestita di cera ispirata alla natura potrebbe aiutare a migliorare la produzione alimentare nel deserto mentre le risorse di acqua dolce diminuiscono. Almeno questo è quello che pensano i ricercatori… che hanno pubblicato i risultati delle loro ricerche su ACS Agricultural Science & Technology. [A nature-inspired wax-coated sand could help improve desert food production as freshwater resources dwindle. At least that's what researchers who have published the results of their research on ACS Agricultural Science & Technology think.]

Seven media outlets covered the story.

Benzinga (Detroit, MI: 1.55 million unique monthly visits)
“From the Kitchen to Home Improvements: How Cooking Oil Could Be Used to Paint Your House”
April 30, 2022

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have discovered a new method to turn used cooking oil into chemicals that could be made into paint or, potentially, into plastic products…. The study was recently published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

Twenty-nine media outlets covered the story.

EatingWell Magazine (Shelburne, VT: 1.35 million unique monthly visits)
“Is It Safe to Eat Brown Bananas?”

The fragrance of bananas also increases as they ripen and release aromatic esters, particularly isoamyl acetate. According to the American Chemical Society, “Isoamyl acetate is naturally produced by ripening fruit. It creates a strong, fruity banana or pear odor that is widely used to flavor foods, attract bees, and improve the smell of everything from perfumes to shoe polish.”

ThePrint (New Delhi, India: 1.27 million unique monthly visits)
“Study finds new hair dyes avoid allergic reactions”
May 2, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

Researchers have developed a series of permanent hair dyes that avoid the allergenic properties of traditional formulations. The findings of the research were published in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

More than 30 media outlets covered the story.

Interesting Engineering (San Francisco, CA: 1.15 million unique monthly visits)
“A new breakthrough brings semiconductors made of wood closer to reality”
April 26, 2022

In a paper published Tuesday in ACS Nano, the researchers describe a treatment process that makes it possible “to heat the nanopaper without damaging the structures of the paper from the nanoscale up to the macroscale.”

More than 45 media outlets covered the story.

Medical Xpress (Douglas, Isle of Man: 1.08 million unique monthly visits)
“Rapid method shown to detect infection in cystic fibrosis”
April 29, 2022

The Southampton research, published in Analytical Chemistry, showed 99.75% accuracy at identifying Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus across all studied strains.

Four media outlets covered the story.

Chemistry World (Cambridge, England: 129,000 unique monthly visits)
“Publish in English or perish”
April 28, 2022

Porras says ‘we see this too, if we think about sign language and people also not having access to scientific conferences.’ Robin Preston, Director of Meetings Operations at ACS, said that ‘as part of the American Chemical Society’s commitment to cultivating a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and respectful community of chemistry professionals, ACS provides sign language interpreters upon request for attendees at national and regional conferences.’

Yahoo! Lifestyle (New York, NY: 149.32 million unique monthly visits)
“The #1 Best Fruit To Keep Your Brain Sharp, Says Dietitian”
April 20, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

According to the research posted in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, this study used wild blueberry juice supplementation for 12 weeks to confirm that there was improved memory function in older adults with early memory decline.

Seven media outlets, including MSN Health & Fitness (Redmond, WA: 67.15 million unique monthly visits) and Eat This, Not That! (New York, NY: 1.56 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

Forbes (Jersey City, NJ: 33.73 million unique monthly visits)
“New Induction Technologies Celebrate Earth Day And Wellness”
April 22, 2022

“Natural gas cooking appliances release methane and NOx [nitrogen oxide and dioxide] while in use, damaging the climate and degrading indoor air quality,” according to a study published in Environmental Science and Technology.

Four media outlets covered the story.

Daily Mail (London, England: 23.91 million unique monthly visits)
“Disposable coffee cups shed trillions of microscopic plastic particles into your drink, study claims”
April 21, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

Disposable coffee cups are already known to be an environmental scourge, due to their thin plastic lining making them extremely difficult to recycle. Now a new study has revealed that the hot beverage receptacles shed trillions of microscopic plastic particles into your drink….The study was published in the scientific journal Environmental Science and Technology.

More than 130 media outlets — including Naver (Seongnam, South Korea: 17.04 million unique monthly visits), ThePrint (New Delhi, India: 1.27 million unique monthly visits) and New Atlas (Melbourne, Australia: 850,000 unique monthly visits) — covered the story.

Daily Mail (London, England: 23.91 million unique monthly visits)
“Artificial vision could be a reality thanks to a new electric eye”
April 19, 2022

Artificial vision could be closer to reality, after scientists develop a tiny electric eye designed for use by microbots, which could ultimately help blind people too…. The findings have been published in the journal ACS Nano.

More than 75 media outlets covered the story.

Marketwatch (New York, NY: 13.95 million unique monthly visits)
“Earth Day or any day, 3 ways to shrink your carbon footprint when grocery shopping”
April 22, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

But a report [in Environmental Science & Technology] suggests that our grocery shopping habits also play an important role. The bigger culprit behind food-linked carbon emissions lies with the allure of bulk shopping for alleged savings and convenience, and other habits that lead to food waste, rather than what we’re putting in our mouths…. The peer-reviewed study was promoted by the nonprofit American Chemical Society.

Two media outlets covered the story.

Infobae (Buenos Aires, Argentina: 7.77 million unique monthly visits)
“TransMilenio’s gas-powered buses positively impacted Bogotá's environment, says study”
April 19, 2022

Research carried out by the Universidad de los Andes concludes that the change in the bus fleet positively affected air quality in the city, but states that it is not enough to reach optimal levels…. This ended with a publication in the academic journal, Environmental Science & Technology.

Seven media outlets, including El Espectador (Bogotá, Colombia: 1.30 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

El Español (Madrid, Spain: 7.76 million unique monthly visits)
“El implante para adelgazar que no necesita cirugía: este láser bloquea la hormona del hambre” [The weight loss implant that does not need surgery: this laser blocks the hunger hormone]
April 22, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

En una segunda fase, los investigadores se propusieron suprimir aún más rápido la creación de grelina. De esta forma, y tal y como describen en la revista ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, el implante se podría retirar en pocos días, suavizando los efectos secundarios asociados con el diseño inicial. [In a second phase, the researchers set out to suppress the creation of ghrelin even faster. In this way, and as described in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, the implant could be removed in a few days, mitigating the secondary effects associated with the initial design.]

Three media outlets covered the story.

MoneyControl (Mumbai, India: 3.20 million unique monthly visits)
“Cannabis Day | India needs policy reforms to unleash a cannabis wellness revolution”
April 20, 2022

Furthermore, a recent study published in the Journal of Natural Products by researchers affiliated with Oregon State University has indicated that two cannabinoid acids…have the ability to deter the SARS-CoV-2 infection and prevent the virus from entering body cells.

More than 110 media outlets, including St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO: 1.4 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

ScienceDaily (Rockville, MD: 2.87 million unique monthly visits)
“A midge fly can be a source of currently used pesticides for birds, bats”
April 22, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

Now, researchers reporting in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology have observed that non-biting midge larvae accumulate contemporary pesticides from polluted water and retain the substances into adulthood. As a result, animals that eat the adult flies could consume small amounts of pesticides daily.

Seventeen media outlets covered the story.

NewsBreak (Mountain View, CA: 2.45 million unique monthly visits)
“Silk Tags Help To Catch Counterfeit Medications”
April 21, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

Now, researchers reporting in ACS Central Science have created edible tags with fluorescent silk proteins, which could be placed directly on pills or in a liquid medicine. The codes within the tags can be read by a smartphone app to verify the source and quality of these pharmaceuticals.

Five media outlets covered the story.

NewsBreak (Mountain View, CA: 2.45 million unique monthly visits)
“Holograms could soon become the next hot smartphone feature”
April 24, 2022

Holograms could become the next hot smartphone feature after scientists say they’ve created new light sensors inside a camera. The sensor can detect the polarization of light to create 3D images without needing a bulky filter, according to the team in South Korea…. The findings are published in the journal ACS Nano.

More than 50 media outlets covered the story.

What Hi-Fi (London, England: 2.12 million unique monthly visits)
“Future TVs may feature Quantum Dots made from rice”
April 22, 2022

Scientists at Hiroshima University in Japan have managed to develop a process which could minimise toxic materials used in producing Quantum Dot (QD) LEDs… credit: American Chemical Society, (Hiroshima University).

Fifteen media outlets, including Netzwelt (Hamburg, Germany: 1.62 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

Phys.org (Douglas, Isle of Man: 1.89 million unique monthly visits)
“A ‘greener’ alternative for red-colored smoke”
April 19, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

The red smoke of a flare on a roadway warns motorists to be cautious, but the anthraquinone dyes currently used to produce this smoke are thought to be harmful to human health. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering have identified a less toxic, "greener" alternative — an organic dye called pigment red 254 (PR254).

More than 10 media outlets covered the story.

News Medical (Manchester, England: 1.67 million unique monthly visits)
“Radioconjugates could transform the future of cancer care”
April 21, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

Many current cancer treatments make patients very sick because even the most targeted treatments kill healthy cells as well as cancer cells. But a new type of treatment called a radioconjugate is getting the attention of oncologists. This type of drug combines radiation with a tumor-targeting agent and could change the future of cancer care, according to a cover story in Chemical & Engineering News, an independent news outlet of the American Chemical Society.

Thirteen media outlets, including Infosalus (Madrid, Spain: 897,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

News Medical (Manchester, England: 1.67 million unique monthly visits)
“New technology enables single-cell sorting based on functional outputs”
April 21, 2022

Efforts to develop and manufacture new biologic treatments may gain from a new technology for quickly sorting single, live cells in a standard laboratory setup. With microscopic, bowl-shaped hydrogel containers called "nanovials," a UCLA-led research team recently demonstrated the ability to select cells based on what type they are, and which compounds -; and how much of those compounds -; they secrete. The study was published in the journal ACS Nano.

More than 10 media outlets covered the story.

Popular Science (New York, NY: 1.20 million unique monthly visits)
“Microplastics have officially been found in our bodies. Here's what that means for human health.”
April 18, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

A 2021 study published in Environmental Science & Technology found that individuals with severe inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) symptoms had a higher concentration of fecal microplastics. However, more studies are needed to understand whether microplastics contribute to IBD or people with IBD simply accumulate more microplastics.

Four media outlets, including MSN Health & Fitness (Redmond, WA: 67.15 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

Fatherly (New York, NY: 1.03 million unique monthly visits)
“COVID May Be Messing With Men's Fertility, New Study Suggests”
April 22, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

The new study suggests that the coronavirus alters proteins found in the semen of men who recover from the virus, some of which are related to fertility. For the study, published last month by the American Chemical Society, researchers examined semen samples from 10 healthy men and 17 men who had been diagnosed with and recovered from COVID.

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