ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: February 03, 2016
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How did life begin? This is one of the most fundamental questions scientists puzzle over. To address it, they have to look not just back to the primordial Earth, but out into space. Now, scientists propose in the Journal of the American...
It’s well known that peanuts can cause severe reactions in people who are allergic, but research suggests that the risk of developing a life-threatening reaction could be higher for those allergic to cashews. Now scientists have come up with a fast...
Depression is a serious issue for expecting mothers. Left untreated, depression could have implications for a fetus’s health. But treating the disease during pregnancy may carry health risks for the developing fetus, which makes...
For years, scientists have been pursuing ways to imitate a leaf's photosynthetic power to make hydrogen fuel from water and sunlight. In a new twist, a team has come up with another kind of device that mimics two of a leaf's processes...
Last year, more new drugs reached the market than in any year since 1996. But many have six-figure price tags for a year’s worth of treatment and deliver only incremental health benefits. What does this mean for patients and the pharmaceutical industry...
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2016 Material Science Series
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2 - 3 p.m. ET
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Honey is Really Bee Puke
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Meet the World’s First Lithium-Ion Microscope
Jabez McClelland, a physicist at NIST, gives a guided tour of the instrument, which could open new frontiers in nanotechnology and energy research.
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