ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: Wed Sep 23 11:45:00 EDT 2015
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A cut or torn tire usually means one thing — you have to buy a new one. But some day, that could change. For the first time, scientists have made tire-grade rubber without the processing step — vulcanization — that has been essential...
Whether triggered by cats, bees, pollen or mites, allergies are on the rise. And the bad news doesn’t stop there. The only current therapy that treats their causes is allergen-specific immunotherapy — or allergy shots — which can cause...
With the growth of wind and solar energy and the increasing popularity of electric vehicles, many people in the U.S. may have forgotten about the promised “hydrogen economy.” But in research labs around the world, progress continues...
Advances in 3-D printing have led to new ways to make bone and some other relatively simple body parts that can be implanted in patients. But finding an ideal bio-ink has stalled progress toward printing more complex tissues with versatile...
When the herbicide Roundup hit the market in the mid-‘90s along with crop seeds designed to resist its effects, it quickly became the dominant weed-killer for farmers. But what once seemed like an unbeatable system is now on shaky...
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Delivery Options to Support Dose Escalation: Preclinical Toxicology and Pharmacodynamic Activity Studies
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2 - 3 p.m. ET
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Toolkits on Global Challenges/Research Funding
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ACS Video of the Month
How to Stay Awake (Without Caffeine)
You’re tired and you need an energy boost, but you don’t want the jitters from caffeine. What to do? In this week's video, we give you some chemistry-backed tips — one of which involves cats — to boost your productivity and stay awake without refilling the coffee cup.
C&EN Video Spotlight
Are Strawberries Going Away?
Strawberries are sweet, juicy, and delightful. Unfortunately, they’re also attractive bait for a litany of pests and diseases. In 2016, an expiring federal pesticide exemption could mean the end of strawberries as we know them. In this Speaking of Chemistry video, Sophia Cai explains the problem and some possible solutions.
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