National Meeting News Releases
Dates: March 13-17, 2016
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Mezzanine, Room 17A, San Diego, California, USA
Theme: Computers in Chemistry
ACS' 251st National Meeting & Exposition will feature thousands of presentations on new discoveries in science. The topics include food and nutrition, medicine, health, energy, the environment and other fields where chemistry plays a central role. Many connect with the meeting’s theme, “Computers in Chemistry,” which illustrates how computer research leads to a wide variety of advances in chemistry.
The American Chemical Society is the world’s largest scientific society with more than 158,000 members.
Check back each day starting Monday, March 14, 2016, to view news releases after their embargoes lift.
Sunday, March 13
- Tying lipstick smears from crime scenes to specific brands (video)
- Blueberries, the well-known ‘super fruit,’ could help fight Alzheimer’s
- DNA ‘origami’ could help build faster, cheaper computer chips
- Getting closer to using beer hops to fight disease
- A step toward a birth control pill for men
- Desert cactus purifies contaminated water for aquaculture, drinking and more (video)
- A nanoparticle does double duty, imaging and treating atherosclerosis
- Nanomotors could help electronics fix themselves
Monday, March 14
- Artificial ‘nose’ sniffs out pollution to protect Disney art on international tour
- Spongy material helps repair the spine (video)
Tuesday, March 15
- How a pill could improve breast cancer diagnoses
- New technique could more accurately measure cannabinoid dosage in marijuana munchies
- Insect wings inspire antibacterial surfaces for corneal transplants, other medical devices
- Eggshell nanoparticles could lead to expanded use of bioplastic in packaging materials