ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: Wed Sep 23 11:45:00 EDT 2015

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Toward tires that repair themselves (video)

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...


Nanoparticles could boost effectiveness and reduce side effects of allergy shots

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...


Method could make hydrogen fuel cells more efficient

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...


Silk bio-ink could help advance tissue engineering with 3-D printers

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...


Challenges mount for common herbicide Roundup

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...


Journalists’ Resources

ACS Experts: Chemistry Sources for Reporters

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ACS Editors' Choice

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ACS National Meeting News

Couldn't go to the ACS 250th National Meeting & Exposition in Boston? Then check out our resources for info you might have missed:
Press releases: www.eurekalert.org/acsmeet.php
Press conferences: bit.ly/ACSLiveBoston

ACS Webinars®

Delivery Options to Support Dose Escalation: Preclinical Toxicology and Pharmacodynamic Activity Studies

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2 - 3 p.m. ET
Adjusting the dose of a medication does not always have the anticipated effect. Join Evan Thackaberry of Genentech as he shares how to develop an understanding of acceptable drug delivery approaches in this ACS Webinar to support preclinical dose escalation.

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

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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.

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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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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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