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. 

News Medical (United Kingdom: 1.67 million unique monthly visits)
“CBD-based bioplastic material could one day be used in medical implants, food wrappers”
September 28, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

With the legalization of hemp cultivation, products containing cannabidiol (CBD) have become popular. Many of these oils and creams claim to alleviate pain and other conditions, and now, new research reported in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces suggests that CBD could have another function: as a bioplastic.

Thirty outlets, including MSN Health & Fitness (United States: 59.74 million unique monthly visits) and Benzinga (Detroit, MI: 1.55 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

The Print (New Delhi, India: 1.27 million unique monthly visits)
“A biosensor detects brain tumours with a drop of blood: Research”
September 28, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

According to a report published in ACS Nano, researchers have invented a biosensor that could help clinicians correctly diagnose brain cancer from a minute blood sample.

Thirty outlets, including Terra (Sao Paulo, Brazil: 3.87 million unique monthly visits) and Medical Xpress (United States: 1.08 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

CNBC (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: 19.19 million unique monthly visits)
“Biden's new environmental justice office will oversee $3 billion in grants to polluted communities”
September 26, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

Research published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology Letters found that communities of color are systematically exposed to higher levels of air pollution than white communities due to a federal housing discrimination practice called redlining.

Twenty outlets, including KNBC-TV (Universal City, CA: 1.28 million unique monthly visits) and WCAU-TV (Philadelphia, PA: 826,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

GQ (New York, NY: 2.18 million unique monthly visits)
“Is Plant-Based Meat Actually Good For You?”
September 26, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

The top line: Protein peptides from real chicken are more water-soluble in the human gut, which just means they have an easier time making their way into your cells to help your body do things like rebuild and maintain muscle. [Adapted from research published in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.]

Three outlets, including MSN Health & Fitness (United States: 59.74 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

Index (Budapest, Hungary: 1.47 million unique monthly visits)
“Mi lehet az oka, hogy ezt a fűszert mindenki imádja?” [What could be the reason why everyone loves this spice?]
September 28, 2022
Publicized in: ACS meeting release

Az American Chemical Society e heti őszi ülésén bemutatott új kutatás feltörhette a vaníliakódot, és működő, járható utat kínálhat a valóban jó mesterséges vaníliaaromák előállításához. [New research presented at the fall meeting of the American Chemical Society may have cracked the vanilla code and may offer a working, viable path to making really good artificial vanilla flavors.]

 

Newsmax (West Palm Beach, FL: 1.19 million unique monthly visits)
“Which Plant-Based 'Milks' Are Best?”
September 27, 2022
Publicized in: ACS meeting release

But recent research presented at the American Chemical Society meeting analyzed magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, and selenium content of plant-based milk alternatives… Researchers highlighted these minerals because they aren't required to be listed on the "Nutrition Facts" label and are components of dairy milk, which traditionally has been many Americans' primary source for them.

Four outlets, including The Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, OH: 495,000 unique monthly visits) and ArcaMax (Newport News, VA: 232,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

La Razón (Madrid, Spain: 1.08 million unique monthly visits)
“Tatuajes: el peligro de las tintas” [Tattoos: the danger of inks]
October 2, 2022
Publicized in: ACS meeting release

En la última reunión de la American Chemical Society (ACS), celebrada en Chicago, se ha dado la voz de alerta ante los peligros que conllevan los tatuajes, fundamentalmente por la composición de las tintas. [At the last meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), held in Chicago, the warning voice was raised about the dangers of tattoos, mainly due to the composition of the inks.]

Three outlets covered the story.

 

Topky (Slovakia: 533,000 unique monthly visits)
“Pravidelná konzumácia piva znižuje riziko viacerých ochorení! TIETO druhy sú najlepšie” [Regular consumption of beer reduces the risk of several diseases! THESE types are the best]
September 27, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

Výsledky výskumu publikované v Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry naznačujú… že tento nápoj priaznivo ovplyvňuje stav črevnej mikroflóry, od ktorej sa odvíja imunita organizmu. [Research results published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry indicate that… this drink positively affects the state of the intestinal microflora, on which the body's immunity depends.]

 

Postjung (Thailand: 417,000 unique monthly visits)
“นักวิทย์จีนพัฒนา 'หุ่นยนต์ปลา' กินไมโครพลาสติกได้หลายประเภท อีกทั้งยังสามารถซ่อมแซมตัว เองได้หากได้รับความเสียหาย” [Chinese scientists develop 'Robot fish' that can eat many types of microplastics]
September 30, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

นักวิทย์จีนพัฒนา 'หุ่นยนต์ปลา' กินไมโครพลาสติกได้หลายประเภท อีกทั้งยังสามารถซ่อมแซมตัวเอง ได้หากได้รับความเสียหาย อ่านต่อได้ที่ องค์กร American Chemical Society กล่าวว่า หุ่นยนต์นี้สามารถควบคุมได้ด้วยแสง อ่านต่อได้ที่ [Chinese scientists developed 'Robot fish' that can eat many types of microplastics. They can also repair themselves if damaged. The American Chemical Society says this robot can be controlled by light.]

 

Technology Networks (United Kingdom: 297,000 unique monthly visits)
“Nanoplastics Can Disrupt Processes in Human Liver and Lung Cells”
September 29, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

In ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology, a team reports laboratory results indicating that tiny plastic particles could enter liver and lung cells and disrupt their regular processes, potentially causing adverse health outcomes.

 

Daily Mail (United Kingdom: 23.91 million unique monthly visits)
“Nord Stream rupture may mark biggest single methane release ever recorded”
September 30, 2022

The Gulf of Mexico leak, also viewable from space, ultimately released around 40,000 metric tons of methane over 17 days, according to a study conducted by the Polytechnic University of Valencia and published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters.

The story was covered by 160 outlets, including Globo (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: 16.24 million unique monthly visits) and Reuters (United States: 13.15 million unique monthly visits).

 

The Independent (United Kingdom: 9.46 million unique monthly visits)
“Toxin may have caused sealife disaster off UK coast, scientists find”
September 29, 2022

Fishermen and sea-bathers have independently reported itchy eyes and skin inflammation after close contact with waters and dead crustaceans in the affected areas… These experiences tally with hazards associated with pyridine, according to the American Chemical Society.

Four outlets, including News Break (United States: 1.89 million unique monthly visits) and Yahoo UK (London, United Kingdom: 938,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

News Break (United States: 1.89 million unique monthly visits)
“‘Water fleas’ could help manage waterway pollution”
September 28, 2022

Water fleas — also called Daphnia — could provide scientists with key insights into the types of chemical pollution plaguing lakes and rivers, according to a new study in Environmental Science and Technology.

Fifteen outlets, including Phys.org (Isle of Man, United Kingdom: 1.89 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

ScienceAlert (Australia: 1.28 million unique monthly visits)
“New Discovery Means Parkinson's Could Be Diagnosed With a Swab in Just 3 Minutes”
October 3, 2022

The swab is analyzed for changes in the chemical mix of sebum, a natural waxy oil produced by the skin that has previously been linked to Parkinson's… The research has been published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Twelve outlets, including MTPK (Russia: 1.56 million unique monthly visits) and Vietname Explorer (Vietnam: 204,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

Interesting Engineering (San Francisco, CA: 1.15 million unique monthly visits)
“3D metal complexes could be the answer to overcoming fungal drug-resistance”
September 26, 2022

Metal compounds could be the answer to the growing problem of drug-resistant fungal infections, according to new research published by the American Chemical Society on Sept. 23. The compounds could help develop much-needed antifungal drugs-particularly for immunocompromised patients susceptible to fungal infections.

Nineteen outlets, including Tuoi Tre (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: 2.61 million unique monthly visits) and VietnamPlus (Vietnam: 484,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

CNET (United States: 33.62 million unique monthly visits)
“Scientists Invent Wild New Color-Changing Sparklers That Flash From Gold to Green”
September 22, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

A team of researchers experimented with new recipes for sparklers and came up with some wild color-changing and branching pyrotechnic effects… The American Chemical Society (ACS) released a video on Wednesday showing the sparkler experiments in action.

Twenty-six outlets, including MSN News (United States: 59.74 million unique monthly visits) and Cnbeta (China: 1.59 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

Rambler (Moscow, Russia: 12.87 million unique monthly visits)
“Нaйден способ определить ‘возрaст’ отпечaтков пaльцев” [Scientists have found a way to determine the "age" of a fingerprint on an object]
September 22, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

Возраст потожирового отпечатка пальца на предмете можно определить с высокой точностью. Статья об этом опубликована в ACS Central Science. [The age of a sweaty fingerprint on an object can be determined with high accuracy. An article about this was published in ACS Central Science.]

Twenty-nine outlets, including RMF24 (Poland: 1.60 million unique monthly visits) and La Razón (Madrid, Spain: 1.08 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

Medical Xpress (United States: 1.08 million unique monthly visits)
“SARS-CoV-2 mimics could accelerate vaccine research, make it safer”
September 21, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

Now, researchers reporting in ACS Infectious Diseases have developed a new tool and possible vaccine candidate that could help scientists understand how SARS-CoV-2 could be invading these cells.

Eight outlets, including Mirage News Australia (Wollongong, Australia: 103,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

New Atlas (Australia: 850,000 unique monthly visits)
“Fluorescent molecule could verify recycled content of plastic products”
September 22, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

While many companies may claim that their products contain recycled (as opposed to 100% virgin) plastic, how can we know if they're telling the truth? According to a new study, a fluorescent molecule could blow the whistle on manufacturers who are lying… A paper on the research was recently published in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

Seventeen outlets, including Phys.org (Isle of Man, United Kingdom: 1.89 million unique monthly visits) and Vietname Explorer (Vietnam: 204,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

One Green Planet (New York, NY: 471,000 unique monthly visits)
“Microplastics Are Disrupting Metabolism of Lung and Liver Cells, New Study Finds”
September 25, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

The study, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, found that microplastics can be ingested and cause the liver and lung cells to undergo metabolic changes.

Six outlets, including New Atlas (Australia: 850,000 unique monthly visits) and Teller Report (United States: 117,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

El País (Madrid, Spain: 10.36 million unique monthly visits)
“Los vehículos eléctricos se cargarán en 10 minutos” [Electric vehicles will charge in 10 minutes]
September 23, 2022
Publicized in: ACS meeting release

En los próximos cinco años, el equipo de trabajo va a intentar velocidades de carga de hasta 33 kilómetros de autonomía por minuto, superando con creces el rendimiento de los supercargadores que rondan entre 16 y 24 kilómetros por minuto. [Over the next five years, the team will attempt charging speeds of up to 20 miles per minute of range, far outperforming superchargers that range between 10 and 15 miles per minute. Adapted from research presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society.]

Three outlets covered the story.

 

Kompas (Jakarta, Indonesia: 4.02 million unique monthly visits)
“Bahaya Tersembunyi di Balik Tinta Tato” [The Hidden Danger Behind Tattoo Ink]
September 21, 2022
Publicized in: ACS meeting release

Meski tato terlihat keren, studi yang dipresentasikan American Chemical Society (ACS) pada 24 Agustus menunjukkan kandungan berbahaya dalam tato. [Although tattoos look cool, a study presented at the American Chemical Society (ACS) on August 24 shows that tattoos contain harmful substances.]

Five outlets, including Vietname Explorer (Vietnam: 204,000 unique monthly visits) and ET Healthworld (Noida, India: 148,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

Daily Star (London, United Kingdom: 2.71 million unique monthly visits)
“Drinking beer in moderation shown to be good for your gut health”
September 21, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

The research, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, looked at men who drank one can of alcoholic or non-alcoholic lager a day and noted any health changes. They found that after four weeks, diversity improved in the gut microbiome, which is the collection of microbes which live in the intestinal tract.

Three outlets covered this story.

 

Interesting Engineering (San Francisco, CA: 1.15 million unique monthly visits)
“Israeli researchers managed to produce 3D printer ink to make wooden objects”
September 22, 2022
Publicized in: ACS meeting release

Warpage may be seen as a challenge in 3D printing because of the wood's nature, but the team is now treating it in a new way. “Warping can be an obstacle,” explains Doron Kam, at a meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). “But we thought we could try to understand this phenomenon and harness it into a desirable morphing.”

Seven outlets covered the story.

 

New York Times (New York, NY: 43.26 million unique monthly visits)
“Wildfire Smoke Is Erasing Progress on Clean Air”
September 22, 2022

Researchers found a 27-fold increase over the past decade in the number of people experiencing an “extreme smoke day,” which is defined as air quality deemed unhealthy for all age groups… [Adapted from research published in published in Environmental Science and Technology.]

Twenty-three outlets, including The Guardian (United Kingdom: 31.72 million unique monthly visits), Seattle Times (Seattle, WA: 3.60 million unique monthly visits), and Gizmodo (New York, NY: 3.48 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

BBC News (United Kingdom: 24.21 million unique monthly visits)
“School uniforms in North America linked to PFAS ‘forever chemicals’”
September 21, 2022

A study of school uniforms in the US and Canada reveals high levels of so-called "forever chemicals". The chemicals, known as PFAS, are used to make clothing resistant to stains or water but they have been linked to asthma, obesity and fertility issues… The study has been published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters.

The story was covered by 391 outlets, including Daily Mail (United Kingdom: 23.91 million unique monthly visits), U.S. News & World Report (Washington, DC: 15.39 million unique monthly visits), and The New York Post (New York, NY: 14.99 million unique monthly visits).

 

Daily Mail (United Kingdom: 23.91 million unique monthly visits)
“New sweeteners may not boost diabetes risk, study suggests”
September 22, 2022

Eight new sweeteners found in citrus fruits could be used to reduce sugar in foods and soft drinks, scientists say — while claiming they could even cut the risk of diabetes. In the release for the study, published this week in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the experts said their find offered a wealth of new sweeteners.

Sixty-four outlets, including Gazeta (Russia: 11.14 million unique monthly visits) and Interesting Engineering (San Francisco, CA: 1.15 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

USA Today (McLean, VA: 20.61 million unique monthly visits)
“‘Serious health risks’: Industry experts warn of contaminants in delta-8, a popular marijuana alternative”
September 22, 2022

Delta-8 is typically produced by dissolving CBD — a compound found in cannabis plants — in solvents, such as toluene that is often found in paint thinner. Some people in the marijuana industry say that process leaves potentially harmful residue. A study published in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology last year found lead, mercury, and silicon in delta-8 electronic cigarettes.

Thirty-seven outlets, including News Medical (United Kingdom: 1.67 million unique monthly visits) and Kaiser Health News (Washington, DC: 248,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

Economic Times (Delhi, India: 8.17 million unique monthly visits)
“IISc develops pressure sensors that use paper as a medium, saving industries from plastics”
September 20, 2022

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have successfully fabricated pressure sensors that use paper as a medium in an innovation that will save the environment from plastics… [Adapted from research published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.]

Twenty-six outlets, including The Hindu Online (Chennai, India: 3.18 million unique monthly visits) and Hindu Business (India: 809,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

ABC (Madrid, Spain: 4.74 million unique monthly visits)
“La mujer que olió el párkinson de su marido y ha ayudado a los científicos a crear un test para diagnosticarlo en 3 minutos”
September 21, 2022

La prueba de frotis de piel, que sería la primera de su tipo para esta enfermedad, puede detectarlo en solo unos minutos… Los hallazgos, publicados a principios de septiembre en el Journal of the American Chemical Society, profundizan en lo que Milne puede oler exactamente. [The skin smear test, which would be the first of its kind for this disease, can detect it in just a few minutes… The findings, published in early September in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, dig into exactly what Milne can smell.]

Ten outlets covered the story.

 

Popular Science (New York, NY: 1.20 million unique monthly visits)
“Sustainable jet fuel is taking off with commercial airlines”
September 23, 2022

On Thursday, JetBlue, Virgin Atlantic, the US Air Force and others announced their commitment to purchase sustainable jet fuel from a New York-based startup called Air Company… The company laid out their full fuel production process in a white paper published in the journal ACS Energy Letters.

Seventy outlets, including Markets Insider (New York, NY: 2.55 million unique monthly visits) and News Break (United States: 1.89 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

ScienceDaily (Rockville, MD: 2.87 million unique monthly visits)
“Tiny, caterpillar-like soft robot folds, rolls, grabs and degrades”
September 14, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

Now, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Polymer Materials have developed a soft, biodegradable, magnetic millirobot inspired by the walking and grabbing capabilities of insects.

Twenty outlets, including Tech Xplore (United Kingdom: 204,000 unique monthly visits) and Science Times (United States: 137,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

Phys.org (Isle of Man, United Kingdom: 1.89 million unique monthly visits)
“Engineering an enzyme against antibiotic-resistant anthrax”
September 14, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

In the 2001 "Amerithrax" attacks, anthrax-causing spores were sent through the mail to media outlets and members of Congress, sickening at least 22 people and killing five… Now, a team reporting in ACS Infectious Diseases has taken a step toward the development of a therapeutic that can treat the infection in mice without antibiotics.

Thirty-one outlets, including Scitechdaily (Encinitas, CA: 427,000 unique monthly visits) and Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (New Rochelle, NY: 143,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

Münchner Merkur (Munich, Germany: 915,000 unique monthly visits)
“Lösung gegen Mikroplastik? Forscher aus China entwickeln Roboterfisch zum Aufsammeln winziger Teilchen” [Solution against microplastics? Chinese researchers are developing robotic fish to pick up tiny particles]
September 13, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

Wissenschaftler der chinesischen Universität Sichuan haben verschiedenen Medienberichten zufolge einen Roboterfisch entwickelt, der im Meereswasser kleinste Plastikteilchen aufsammeln kann. Die Forscher stellten ihre Ergebnisse nun in der Wissenschafts-Zeitschrift Nano Letters vor. [According to various media reports, scientists at the Chinese University of Sichuan have developed a robotic fish that can collect the smallest plastic particles in seawater. The researchers have now presented their results in the scientific journal Nano Letters.]

Twenty-six outlets, including Frankfurter Neue Presse (Germany: 410,000 unique monthly visits) and Offenbach-Post (Munich, Germany: 269,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

EFahrer (Germany: 714,000 unique monthly visits)
“Kein Scherz: Forscher machen aus Windrädern Gummibärchen” [No joke: Researchers make gummy bears out of wind turbines]
September 17, 2022
Publicized in: ACS meeting release

Ein ganzes Rotorblatt in Echtgröße haben die Forscher allerdings noch nicht produziert. Sie planen es aber. Zunächst möchten sie ihre Ergebnisse auf einer Tagung der American Chemical Society vorstellen. [However, the researchers have not yet produced an entire real-size turbine blade. But they plan on it. First they want to present their results at a conference of the American Chemical Society.]

Three outlets, including Tabi Labo (Japan: 543,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

MotorBiscuit (United States: 457,000 unique monthly visits)
“Could Idaho Scientists Actually Be Onto Faster EV Charging for Electric Vehicles?”
September 12, 2022
Publicized in: ACS meeting release

Eric Dufek of the Idaho National Laboratory presented a possible way to improve EV charging times at public DC fast chargers by nearly one-third. His presentation at American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall 2022 claims he could “significantly increase the amount of energy that can go into a battery cell in a short amount of time.”

Nine outlets, including Tech Offside (Thailand: 167,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

La Patilla (Venezuela: 394,000 unique monthly visits)
“Atención: tus lágrimas podrían ser claves para detectar enfermedades” [Attention: your tears could be clues to detect diseases]
September 13, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

Un grupo de científicos dirigidos por Fei Liu, ingeniera biomédica de la Universidad Médica de Wenzhou en China, han llegado a esta fascinante conclusión, y han publicado recientemente los resultados que la respaldan en ACS Nano. “Queríamos demostrar el potencial del uso de lágrimas para detectar enfermedades”, afirma al respecto Liu. [A group of scientists led by Fei Liu, a biomedical engineer at Wenzhou Medical University in China, have come to this fascinating conclusion, and recently published supporting results in ACS Nano. "We wanted to demonstrate the potential of using tears to detect disease," says Liu.]

 

Technology Networks (Sudbury, United Kingdom: 353,000 unique monthly visits)
“A Novel Route to Tasty Popcorn”
September 15, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

No movie experience is complete without popcorn, whether plain, buttered, or coated with sweet or savory toppings. Microwaves and counter-top air poppers are common appliances for making this tasty snack at home, but now, a study in ACS Food Science & Technology reports that infrared cooking is yet another way people can make the treat.

Three outlets covered the story.

 

Technology Networks (Sudbury, United Kingdom: 353,000 unique monthly visits)
“Wastewater Monitoring Could Aid Understanding of Monkeypox Spread”
September 15, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

Monkeypox, a virus that causes painful rashes and flu-like symptoms, is spreading rapidly throughout many parts of the world, including the U.S. To get a fast understanding of how the virus is moving through communities, researchers reporting in Environmental Science & Technology Letters suggest turning to wastewater epidemiology.

Five outlets covered the story.

 

Alimente (Spain: 341,000 unique monthly visits)
“¿Leche de almendra, soja o anacardo? Diferencias y beneficios” [Almond, soy or cashew milk? Differences and benefits]
September 12, 2022
Publicized in: ACS meeting release

Realmente sabes lo que hay en tu alternativa de leche a base de plantas? Incluso si revisas la etiqueta de información nutricional, es posible que no tengas toda la información necesaria para tomar la decisión más saludable… El informe fue presentado en la última reunión anual de la American Chemical Society. [Do you really know what's in your plant-based milk alternative? Even if you check the Nutrition Facts label, you may not have all the information you need to make the healthiest choice… The report was presented at the latest annual meeting of the American Chemical Society.]

 

Daily Mail (United Kingdom: 23.91 million unique monthly visits)
“Scientists who detected massive Pemex methane leak say 'no way' they made a mistake”
September 14, 2022

Scientists who detected a massive methane leak at an offshore platform run by Mexico's Pemex said Tuesday there was "no way" they had made a mistake… [Adapted from Environmental Science & Technology Letters.]

Eighty outlets, including Reuters (United States: 13.15 million unique monthly visits), Economics Times (Delhi, India: 9.17 million unique monthly visits), and Nasdaq (New York, NY: 2.45 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

NDTV (India: 9.04 million unique monthly visits)
“IIT Mandi, University of Cincinnati Develop Method To Study Internal Structure, Functions Of Living Cells”
September 13, 2022

The IIT Mandi researchers have used metal nanoclusters in a method called Structured Illumination Microscopy to observe the nano dimensional features and functions of lysosomes and their interactions with another important cell organelle, mitochondria. The results of this work have been published in the prestigious journal ACS Materials Letters.

Fourteen outlets, including MSN India (India: 67.15 million unique monthly visits) and The Hindu Online (Chennai, India: 3.18 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

Medscape (New York, NY: 4.62 million unique monthly visits)
“Is Sweat the Future of Health Monitoring?”
September 14, 2022

A study showed that it is possible to detect cortisol through a wearable patch. But the work is very much in its early stages and hasn't been used for any meaningful clinical assessment. [Adapted from research published in ACS Sensors.]

 

La Nacion (Argentina: 3.75 million unique monthly visits)
“El grafeno exhibe potencial para producir hidrógeno de los océanos”
September 14, 2022

Una nueva clase de membrana basada en grafeno ha probado su capacidad para mekorar el proceso de producción de hidrógeno procedente del agua del mar mediante electrolisis. Los hallazgos del equipo se publicaron recientemente en la revista ACS Nano. [A new class of graphene-based membrane has proven its ability to improve the process of producing hydrogen from seawater through electrolysis… The team's findings were recently published in the journal ACS Nano.]

Twenty-nine outlets, including Soha (Hanoi, Vietnam: 2.08 million unique monthly visits) and Europa Press (Madrid, Spain: 1.50 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

Smithsonian (Washington, DC: 2.79 million unique monthly visits)
“Woman Who Can Smell Parkinson's Helps Develop a Skin Swab Diagnostic Test”
September 13, 2022

The findings, published last week in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, dig deeper into exactly what Milne can smell. The scientists found that people with Parkinson’s have certain lipids of high molecular weight in their sebum—an oily substance found on the skin—that are more active.

Forty-eight outlets, including BBC Afrique (Senegal: 42.25 million unique monthly visits) and Medscape (New York, NY: 4.61 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

New Atlas (Australia: 850,000 unique monthly visits)
“Cancer-fighting particle packs drugs in a glass bubble core”
September 15, 2022

The team has demonstrated a new type of nanoparticle system that securely carries one type of cancer-fighting drug inside a hollow glass core, while a second drug can be woven through its exterior to deliver a potent one-two punch… The research was published in the journal ACS Nano.

Thirty-one outlets, including Cnbeta (China: 1.59 million unique monthly visits) and Technology Networks (Sudbury, United Kingdom: 353,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

Gazeta (Russia: 10.68 million unique monthly visits)
“Ирaнские ученые предложили новый способ приготовления попкорнa” [Iranian scientists propose a new way to make popcorn]
September 6, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

Готовить попкорн с помощью инфракрасного излучения предложили ученые из Иранской научно-технической исследовательской организации — по их мнению такой способ наименее энергозатратен. Подробнее об этом они рассказали в статье в журнале ACS Food Science & Technology. [Scientists from the Iranian Scientific and Technical Research Organization suggested cooking popcorn using infrared radiation — in their opinion, this method is the least energy-consuming. They told more about this in an article in the journal ACS Food Science & Technology.]

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“Chemists seek to ID a gastronomic ‘black diamond’”
September 9, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

The study’s authors dissected a species dubbed the “Appalachian” truffle and found that its “volatilome,” or chemical fingerprint, contains 30 different compounds, including a molecule that gives truffle oil its distinctive smell… [Adapted from ACS Omega.]

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“New substance boosts the effect of protein-based COVID-19 vaccines”
September 2, 2022
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In a new study in ACS Infectious Diseases, researchers report a substance that boosted the immune response to an experimental COVID-19 shot in mice by 25 times, compared to injection with the vaccine alone.

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“Por qué los plásticos se vuelven amarillos con el tiempo” [Why plastics turn yellow over time]
September 6, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

Inspirándose en estas tecnologías basadas en la superficie, Margaret M. Elmer-Dixon, de la Universidad de Minnesota, y sus colegas querían ver si tales nanoestructuras formadas accidentalmente por la luz ultravioleta podrían ser la causa del amarillamiento del polietileno. Publican resultados en Applied Polymer Materials. [Inspired by these surface-based technologies, Margaret M. Elmer-Dixon of the University of Minnesota and her colleagues wanted to see if such nanostructures accidentally formed by ultraviolet light could be the cause of polyethylene yellowing. They published results in Applied Polymer Materials.]

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“Monkeypox spread could be monitored with wastewater, study suggests”
September 9, 2022
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Monkeypox, a virus that causes painful rashes and flu-like symptoms, is spreading rapidly throughout many parts of the world, including the U.S. To get a fast understanding of how the virus is moving through communities, researchers reporting in Environmental Science & Technology Letters suggest turning to wastewater epidemiology.

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“This Is the Best Plant-Based Milk, New Study Says”
September 3, 2022
Publicized in: ACS meeting release

In the study, which was presented at the American Chemical Society Fall 2022 event, researchers took a look at the mineral content—specifically, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, and selenium—of various plant-based milk options including almond, cashew, coconut, hemp, oat, rice, pea, and soy…

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“Would You Shake Protein-Packed Mealworms on Your Food?”
September 9, 2022
Publicized in: ACS meeting release

Scientists have discovered a way to prepare insect larvae so they have a meat-like flavor that could be added to food as a source of protein, according to preliminary research presented at ACS Fall 2022, a national meeting of the American Chemical Society.

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“Cientistas criam peixe-robô que 'engole' microplásticos” [Scientists create robot fish that 'swallows' microplastics]
August 30, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

Cientistas chineses projetaram um pequeno peixe-robô que poderá, no futuro, remover microplásticos dos nosso mares e oceanos… A pesquisa com os resultados foi publicada em junho na revista Nano Letters da Sociedade Americana de Química. [Chinese scientists have designed a small robot fish that could, in the future, remove microplastics from our seas and oceans… The research results were published in June in the American Chemical Society’s journal Nano Letters.]

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“Yes, we can make EVs cheaper and charge them faster, scientists say”
September 6, 2022
Publicized in: ACS meeting release

We’re not used to bringing you car news from the fall meeting of the American Chemical Society… Government researchers claim they have found a way to cut the charging time of electric car batteries already on the road down to about a third of what it is today.

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“El uso desconocido de la cáscara de plátano: así puedes hacer recetas más sanas, según la ciencia” [The unknown use of the banana peel: this is how you can make healthier recipes]
August 30, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

En un estudio publicado por ACS Food Science & Technology, tres científicos estudiaron los beneficios que podría tener incluir harina de cáscara de plátano en las recetas. [In a study published by ACS Food Science & Technology, three scientists studied the benefits of including banana peel flour in recipes.]

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“Does the Ink Used in Tattoos Pose a Health Risk?”
August 30, 2022
Publicized in: ACS meeting release

What may surprise some people is that although tattoo businesses are subject to stringent sanitation and health protocols, a key component — the ink used to create the body art — is unregulated in the United States. In many cases, that may not be an issue, but a new study shows that the lack of oversight has resulted in mislabeled and potentially concerning ingredients.… The researchers presented their results on August 24 at ACS Fall 2022, the fall meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

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“Wind turbine blades could soon be recycled into gummy bears”
August 30, 2022
Publicized in: ACS meeting release

Wind turbines could be given a truly sweet second life thanks to a new discovery from engineers in the US… [Adapted from research presented at the fall meeting of the American Chemical Society.]

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“Goodbye, IKEA - a futuristic technology could create self-assembling furniture”
August 29, 2022
Publicized in: ACS meeting release

Doron Kam, a materials science PhD student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, recently presented his work with colleagues at the fall American Chemical Society meeting… Kam and his fellow researchers found a way to print flat wood sheets that form 3D shapes when prompted by a certain stimulus, such as a change in pH, temperature, or moisture.

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“Want Whiter, Cleaner Teeth? Go For The Green Light, New Method Suggests”
September 1, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

But a new study, published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces journal, has come up with an alternative solution to the problem of super-yellowing teeth: a new hydrogel treatment, which can break apart cavity-forming biofilms and whiten the teeth without damaging them.

 

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“Super-smeller helps scientists develop test to spot Parkinson's”
September 7, 2022

A Scottish woman who found she could detect Parkinson's through smell has inspired scientists to develop a swab test that could be used to diagnose it… The study is published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

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