ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: June 24, 2015
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: June 24, 2015
News Items in This Edition
Traumatic injuries, whether from serious car accidents, street violence or military combat, can lead to significant blood loss and death. But using a material derived from crustacean shells, scientists have now developed a foam that can be...
From gummy bears to silky mousses, gelatin is essential for making some of our favorite sweets. Now scientists are exploring another use for the common food ingredient: spinning it into yarn so it can be made into clothing. And because...
If you picture a solar panel, it’s most likely dark blue or black, and rigid and flat. Now imagine one that’s semitransparent, ultra-thin and bendable. Scientists are closing in on making the latter version a reality. They report in the journal...
Many cancer patients survive treatment only to have a recurrence within a few years. Recurrences and tumor spreading are likely due to cancer stem cells that can be tough to kill with conventional cancer drugs. But now researchers have...
A group of compounds called phthalates can turn rigid plastic into soft materials, giving us products from artificial leather to garden hoses. Now that they’re just about everywhere — and detectable in most human blood samples that have...
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ACS National Meeting News
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Accelerating CNS Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Ligand Discovery
Thursday, June 25, 2015, 2-3 p.m. ET
What makes good PET ligands and what values do they bring to drug discovery? Join Lei Zhang of Pfizer for Session 6 of the 2015 Drug Design and Delivery Symposium as he lays out a set of preferred parameters for CNS PET ligand design. These preferred parameters have been applied prospectively to a number of programs within Pfizer, yielding successful PET ligands with reduced resources and timelines.
Toolkits on Global Challenges/Research Funding
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ACS Press Release Archive
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ACS Video of the Month
Connecting that Salty Sea Smell and Climate Change
There’s nothing like the smell of salty sea air over summer vacation. But instead of frolicking on the beach, a group of chemists is researching the compounds inside that air. Sea spray aerosols (SSAs) are created with every breaking wave. Kimberly Prather, Ph.D., Timothy Bertram and their teams have discovered in research published in ACS Central Science that SSAs have a huge impact on the planet’s climate. Watch this video for Prather's explanation.
C&EN Video Spotlight
Insects may not be the most charismatic creatures on the planet, but what they lack in cuddliness, they make up for with chemical ingenuity. In this episode of Speaking of Chemistry, Matt Davenport looks at three of the craziest six-legged chemists out there.
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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