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Science news podcasts from the American Chemical Society

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Episode 745 -  New Depression Disorder

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February 23, 2017 - Researchers explore how depression can jumble up our thinking.

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How depression can muddle thinking

Episode 744 - New Discovery in Flint Water Crisis

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February 22, 2017 - Scientists reexamine what really triggered the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

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A closer look at what caused the Flint water crisis

Episode 743 -  New Wearable Electronics

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February 20, 2017 - Green tea extracts could be used to power wearable electronics.

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Squishy supercapacitors bathed in green tea could power wearable electronics

Episode 742 -  New Artificial Cells

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February  16, 2017 - Scientists try to get real and artificial cells ‘talking’ to each other.

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Passing the chemical Turing test: Making artificial and real cells talk

Episode 741 - New Nano Fertilizer

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February 15, 2017 - Nanoparticle fertilizer could revolutionize agriculture in developing countries.

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Nanoparticle fertilizer could contribute to a new ‘green revolution’

Episode 740 -  Opioid Addiction Solution

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February 13, 2017 - Weight-loss drug could help clamp down on opioid addiction.

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Commercial weight-loss drug could help treat opioid addiction

Episode 739 -  A Cost-effective Way to Diagnose Diseases

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February  09, 2017 - New technique could expand the number of diseases doctors can diagnose without expensive lab tests.

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Expanding point-of-care disease diagnostics with ultrasound

Episode 738 - The 'Bright' Side of Peacocks

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February  08, 2017 - Peacocks inspire ‘greener’ way to dye clothes.

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Peacock colors inspire ‘greener’ way to dye clothes

Episode 737 -  The ‘Smart’ Patch

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February 06, 2017 -  Scientists develop ‘smart’ patch potentially capable of delivering insulin automatically when needed.

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“Smart” patch could soon automatically deliver insulin when needed

Episode 736 -  The Stench in Wine

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February  02, 2017 - Researchers help wine makers solve a stinky problem.

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Corralling stinkbugs could lead to better wine

Episode 735 - New Discoveries in Marijuana Compounds

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February  01, 2017 - Scientists develop better way to measure marijuana compounds in breast milk.

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Testing breast milk for cannabinoids

Episode 734 -  'Heavenly fruit’s Smell'

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January 30, 2017 -  New study reveals secrets behind a heavenly fruit’s hellish smell.

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What’s behind the durian fruits notorious stench

Episode 733 - Life Beyond the Stars

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January 26, 2017 - Researchers ramp up efforts to detect life on other worlds.

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Looking for life in all the right places — with the right tool

Episode 732 - New Disease Detector

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January 25, 2017 - New device could help doctors sniff out disease.

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Nanoarray sniffs out and distinguishes multiple diseases

Episode 731 - 'Firework Fuel'

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January 23, 2017 -  Power-packed fireworks could lead to the development of new alternative fuels.

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Harnessing the energy of fireworks for fuel

Episode 730 - 'Poop perfume'

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January 19, 2017 - ‘Poop perfume’ could help stem disease outbreaks in developing countries.

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Solving poopy problems with science

Episode 729 - New Tattoo medicine

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January 18, 2017 - New ink could allow tattoos used in medicine to disappear after treatment.

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Tattoos mark the spot — for surgery — then disappear

Episode 728 - 3-D Ice Crystals

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January 16, 2017 - 3-D technique reveals how ice crystals really form.

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Scientists gain important insights into how ice crystals form

Episode 727 - Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarker

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January 12, 2017 - Scientists detect possible biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease.

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MAO is a possible Alzheimer’s disease biomarker

Episode 726 - New Technique for Blood Supplies

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January 11, 2017 - New technique could speed access to blood supplies during emergencies.

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Improving cryopreservation for a longer-lasting blood supply

Episode 725 - High-tech Batteries

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January 09, 2017 - Seawater could help power the next wave of high-tech batteries.

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Could a seawater battery help end our dependence on lithium?



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