ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: April 15, 2015
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: April 15, 2015
News Items in This Edition
Some consumer groups concerned about the safety of synthetic preservatives such as parabens have pushed for natural alternatives. Industry has responded with a slew of options, including preservatives from kimchi, a popular Korean staple...
Soldiers who suffer internal trauma from explosions might one day benefit from a new treatment now under development. Researchers report in the journal ACS Macro Letters that injecting a certain type of nanoparticle helped reduce lung damage in...
China has become the world’s largest exporter, leading to the country’s rapid economic development — and notorious pollution that’s harmful to human health. For the first time, scientists have estimated this trend’s health cost. They report....
Dental diseases, which are caused by the overgrowth of certain bacteria in the mouth, are among the most common health problems in the world. Now scientists have discovered that a material called graphene oxide is effective at eliminating...
The head of the embattled Chemical Safety Board (CSB) was forced to step down in March just three months shy of his planned exit. But rather than signal an end to an era, the ouster has instead served to highlight the ongoing troubles of the...
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Catching Errors: Peer Review and Retractions in Publishing
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 2-3 PM ET
Retractions, whether due to unintentional errors or falsified data, can damage the reputations of researchers, journals and institutions. In this ACS Webinar, Ivan Oransky of Retraction Watch, Charon Pierson of the Governing Council of the Committee on Publication Ethics and James DuBois of the Center for Clinical Research Ethics will discuss efforts to combat this issue, as well as how to improve the peer-review process. Live broadcasts are free for the public, but archived versions are an ACS member benefit.
Toolkits on Global Challenges/Research Funding
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Sugar Vs. High Fructose Corn Syrup - by Reactions
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C&EN Video Spotlight
Hypoallergenic Isn't Really a Thing
It’s a simple claim made on thousands of personal care products for adults and kids: hypoallergenic. But what does that actually mean? Turns out, it can mean whatever manufacturers want it to mean, and that can leave you feeling itchy. Speaking of Chemistry is back this week with Sophia Cai explaining why “hypoallergenic” isn’t really a thing. Find out why.
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