ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: January 27, 2016

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: January 27, 2016

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Cellulose nanogenerators could one day power implanted biomedical devices

Implantable electronics that can deliver drugs, monitor vital signs and perform other health-related roles are on the horizon. But finding a way to power them remains a challenge. Now scientists have built a flexible nanogenerator...

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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 formaldehyde...

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Making liver tissue in the lab for transplants and drug screening

Engineered liver tissue could have a range of important uses, from transplants in patients suffering from the organ’s failure to pharmaceutical testing. Now scientists report in ACS’ journal Analytical Chemistry the development...

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Toxins related to 'red tides' found in home aquarium

Many shore residents and beach-goers are already familiar with the health risks of "red tide," algal blooms along coastlines that can trigger respiratory illness and other effects in people who inhale the toxins the algae release...

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What DuPont’s deep R&D cuts mean for science

During the last century, private companies, as well as illustrious universities, were known for great exploratory research. But those days may soon be a memory if DuPont’s recent layoffs are any indication, according to an article in...

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Journalists’ Resources

ACS Experts: Chemistry Sources for Reporters

On a deadline? Need a reliable explanation of a chemistry concept? Then you need an ACS Expert. We have a growing list of scientists who can comment about neuroscience, green chemistry, pharmaceutical science, policy issues and much more. Just contact us at newsroom@acs.org.

ACS Editors' Choice

Do you want to keep up with the frontiers of science? Check out our new Open Access service, ACS Editors’ Choice. The website features one top story every day, selected from ACS’ more than 40 peer-reviewed journals, to give the public free, direct access to some of the most relevant scientific research going on today.

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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®

2016 Drug Design and Delivery Symposium

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2 - 3 p.m. ET

Join ACS Webinars®, the ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry, and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists for a new symposium for 2016. Next year’s webinar series has been divided into different modules in order to provide three short, comprehensive perspectives on the drug design and delivery process including the importance of time, thinking beyond traditional small molecules and revisiting pharmacology.

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

The American Chemical Society encourages news organizations, museums, educational organizations and other websites to embed links to these videos.

ACS Video of the Month

Nerding out on Star Wars Science

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens hits movie screens this week with edge-of-your-seat action scenes and, of course, lots of lightsabers. Reactions explores the science behind the Star Wars franchise.

Youtube ID: 3c8HrdyXEKk

Check out more Reactions videos and subscribe to the series at http://youtube.com/ACSReactions and follow Reactions on Twitter @ACSReactions.


C&EN Video Spotlight

The Four New Elements & How We Got Them

Speaking of Chemistry explains all the fuss about the periodic table's four new elements — and why they're not buying into it.

Youtube ID: ItrYpHsymfI

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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