ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: August 12, 2015

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: August 12, 2015

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Nicotine-eating bacteria could one day help smokers kick the habit

Most people who smoke cigarettes know it’s bad for their health, but quitting is notoriously difficult. To make it easier, scientists are taking a brand-new approach. They are turning to bacteria that thrive on nicotine, the addictive...

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A new CSI tool could pinpoint when fingerprints were left behind (video)

The crime scene investigators on TV’s popular CSI: Crime Scene Investigation series seem able to solve any mystery thanks to a little science and a lot of artistic license. But now there is a real-life technique that could outperform even...

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Flexible, biodegradable device can generate power from touch (video)

Long-standing concerns about portable electronics include the devices’ short battery life and their contribution to e-waste. One group of scientists is now working on a way to address both of these seeming unrelated issues at...

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Programming adult stem cells to treat muscular dystrophy and more by mimicking nature

Stem cells hold great potential for addressing a variety of conditions from spinal cord injuries to cancer, but they can be difficult to control. Scientists are now reporting in the journal ACS Nano a new way to mimic the body's natural...

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Journalists’ Resources

ACS Experts: Chemistry Sources for Reporters

On a deadline? Need a reliable explanation of a chemistry concept? Then you need an ACS Expert. We have a growing list of scientists who can comment about neuroscience, green chemistry, pharmaceutical science, policy issues and much more. Just contact us at newsroom@acs.org.

ACS Editors' Choice

Do you want to keep up with the frontiers of science? Check out our new Open Access service, ACS Editors’ Choice. The website features one top story every day, selected from ACS’ more than 40 peer-reviewed journals, to give the public free, direct access to some of the most relevant scientific research going on today.

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ACS National Meeting News

Couldn't go to the ACS 249th National Meeting & Exposition in Denver? Then check out our resources for info you might have missed:
Press releases: www.eurekalert.org/acsmeet.php
Press conferences: www.ustream.tv/channel/acslive

ACS Webinars®

Science Communication Today: Chemistry by Design

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2 - 3 p.m. ET
The use of infographics is becoming more prevalent as a way to easily share information visually. Join Andy Brunning, creator of Compound Interest, and Adam Dylewski, Manager of ACS Reactions, as they examine how images and design can be harnessed to communicate chemistry effectively. Andy Brunning will share in this ACS Webinar how and why he created Compound Interest, discuss his most popular chemistry infographics and explore how to present chemical information for a lay audience.

Toolkits on Global Challenges/Research Funding

Journalists covering some of the great global challenges of the 21st century and federal funding of research and development (R&D) can find videos and scores of other resources in websites that the American Chemical Society has prepared on those topics.

ACS Press Release Archive

Visit our press release archive for news on a variety of chemistry-related topics.

ACS Videos

The American Chemical Society encourages news organizations, museums, educational organizations and other websites to embed links to these videos.

ACS Video of the Month

Why are Tattoos Permanent?

If you don’t have a tattoo, you probably at least know someone who does — but what’s the chemistry behind tattoos? In this Reactions video we explore what tattoo ink is made of, why this body art is permanent (whether you like it or not) and other cool facts.

Youtube ID: Fs9rR4W0EeA

Check out more Reactions videos and subscribe to the series at http://youtube.com/ACSReactions and follow Reactions on Twitter @ACSReactions.


C&EN Video Spotlight

Are Wine Baths a Waste of Money?

Red wine is full of antioxidants and some people have spent serious cash trying to harness the health benefits of these compounds by soaking in tubs full of vino. In a new Speaking of Chemistry video, Matt Davenport dips into wine science to find out if this unorthodox spa treatment is as wildly indulgent, and effective, as it sounds.

Youtube ID: _n-IjL692WI

ACS Podcasts

Science Elements

Science Elements is a podcast that makes cutting-edge scientific discoveries from ACS journals available to a broader public audience. Listen to the podcasts at www.acs.org/ScienceElements.

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