ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: February 10, 2016

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Creating a color printer that uses a colorless, non-toxic ink inspired by nature

From dot-matrix to 3-D, printing technology has come a long way in 40 years. But all of these technologies have created hues by using dye inks, which can be taxing on the environment...


Vinegar could potentially help treat ulcerative colitis

Vinegar is the perfect ingredient for making tangy sauces and dressings. Now, researchers report in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that the popular liquid could also help fight ulcerative colitis...


Electric-car battery materials could harm key soil bacteria

The growing popularity of battery-powered cars could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but they are not entirely Earth friendly. Problems can creep in when these batteries are disposed...


Using light for targeted drug delivery could help fight tumors, local infections

Some drug regimens, such as those designed to eliminate tumors, are notorious for nasty side effects. Unwanted symptoms are often the result of medicine going where...


The lowdown on sports nutrition supp

Competitive athletes train hard, eat right and often turn to supplements to boost their performance. But do nutrition powders, pills and drinks really help...


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ACS Editors' Choice

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ACS National Meeting News

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ACS Webinars®

Exploratory Chemistry Research in US Industry: Case Analysis of DuPont Central Research

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2 - 3 p.m. ET

The shutdown of DuPont’s venerable Central Research & Development department in favor of a smaller centralized research unit resulted from changes in the business and scientific landscape over eight decades. This ACS Webinar takes a look at the underlying causes and future implications.

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

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ACS Videos

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ACS Video of the Month

Honey is Really Bee Puke

Honey is perfect for drizzling over your toast or stirring into your tea. What most people don’t know is that honey spends an awful lot of time in a bee’s gut. Watch Reactions to find out more.

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C&EN Video Spotlight

Can You Make Helium Beer?

Two craft-brewing daredevils show Speaking of Chemistry that you can, in fact, make helium beer. It’s just not a great idea.

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