ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: February 17, 2016

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Punchy proteins could help advance drug delivery, MEMS devices (video)

Earth’s critters have developed countless ways to survive. Some bacteria that live inside paramecia, which are tiny aquatic organisms, use a coiled protein ribbon that unfurls like a Chinese paper...


Toward longer-lasting fragrances

Fragrances can be powerful. They can sooth or revitalize, evoke the forest or sea, and remind us of the past. To capture them, manufacturers infuse scents into products from toilet bowl cleaners to luxury perfume...


Pairing pain medicine with metal ions to battle cancer

Fighting chemoresistant cancer remains a huge challenge that scientists are tackling from as many angles as they can. One alternative approach involves pairing two groups...


Creating ‘greener’ wrinkle-resistant cotton fabric

Ironing is a tedious chore, but wearing crumpled clothing is unprofessional. That's why "wrinkle-resistant" garments have become so popular. But the current methods for making these textiles often release...


The chemistry behind Flints water crisis

When the city of Flint switched drinking water sources in 2014, it triggered a health emergency as startlingly high levels of lead turned up in the water. An article in...


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ACS Editors' Choice

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ACS National Meeting News

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ACS Webinars®

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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

Zika, Mosquitoes and How to Not Get Bitten

The Zika virus has spread throughout Brazil, and the World Health Organization has declared Zika a public health emergency. Reactions explains how to protect yourself.

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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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