ACS in the News

Weekly press highlights of the latest ACS journal articles and other coverage featured in high-profile news media outlets all around the globe. 

Popular Science (New York, NY: 1.08 million unique monthly visits)
“Bug brains are inspiring new collision avoidance systems for cars”
January 17, 2023
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

As detailed in new research published in ACS Nano from a team at Penn State, insects like locusts and houseflies provide the key inspiration behind the new novel collision prevention programming.

The story was covered by 240 outlets, including La Repubblica (Rome, Italy: 4.67 million unique monthly visits) and Europa Press (Madrid, Spain: 1.50 million unique monthly visits).

 

Phys.org (Isle of Man, United Kingdom: 1.89 million unique monthly visits)
“How Habanero Peppers Respond To Stress”
January 22, 2023
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

Now, researchers report in ACS Agricultural Science & Technology that these conditions change the levels of natural compounds in the peppers.

Seventeen outlets, including Technology Networks (United Kingdom: 297,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

Washington Post (Washington, DC: 17.52 million unique monthly visits)
“David Allis, researcher who explored 'on-off' switch in genes, dies at 71”
January 21, 2023

A 2022 paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society noted that the histone-gene interplay “may provide novel insight” into the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia.

Seven outlets, including SFGate (San Francisco, CA: 5.68 million unique monthly visits) and Portland Press Herald (South Portland, Oregon: 521,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

La Opinión (Los Angeles, CA: 522,000 unique monthly visits)
“Lavar la ropa a mano libera menos microplásticos contaminantes que la lavadora: studio” [Washing clothes by hand releases fewer polluting microplastics than washing machine: study]
January 17, 2023
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

Unos investigadores publicaron en la revista ACS Environmental Science & Technology Water que el lavado a mano puede reducir drásticamente la cantidad de fibras desprendidas en comparación con el lavado a máquina. [Researchers published in the journal ACS Environmental Science & Technology Water that hand washing can dramatically reduce the amount of fibers shed compared to machine washing.]

Nine outlets, including Cosmos Magazine (Surry Hills, Australia: 182,000 unique monthly visits) and KMIZ-TV (Columbia, MO: 114,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

PasseportSanté (France: 2.90 million unique monthly visits)
“Boire de la bière pourrait-il aussi prévenir Alzheimer?” [Could drinking beer also prevent Alzheimer's?]
January 19, 2023
Publicized in: ACS news release

D’après les résultats publiés le 25 octobre 2022 dans la revue ACS Chemical Neuroscience, le houblon de type Saaz peut inhiber les protéines bêta-amyloïdes qui s'agglutinent dans les cellules nerveuses et qui sont responsables des symptômes de la maladie d’Alzheimer. [According to findings published October 25, 2022 in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience, Saaz-like hops can inhibit beta-amyloid proteins that clump together in nerve cells and are responsible for symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.]

 

Science Net (Beijing, China: 979,000 unique monthly visits)
“科学网-研究人员开发出一种依靠光合作用运行的活‘生物太阳能电池’ - 诸平的博文” [Researchers develop a living 'bio-solar cell' that runs on photosynthesis]
January 18, 2023
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

研究者相信,他们的技术可以为未来创造可持续的多用途绿色能源技术铺平道路。[The researchers believe their technique could pave the way for the creation of sustainable multi-purpose green energy technologies in the future. Adapted from research published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.]

Nine outlets, including Citna (Iran: 354,000 unique monthly visits) and Khabarfarsi (Iran: 227,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

Healthline (San Francisco, CA: 43.71 million unique monthly visits)
“Gas Stoves: Health Dangers and How to Lower Your Risk”
January 18, 2023

One 2022 study in the journal Environmental Science and Technology reported that gas stoves can result in excess methane and nitrogen oxides — the latter of which has been associated with increased respiratory disease risk.

Thirty-seven outlets, including WINK-TV (Fort Myers, FL: 302,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

The Conversation (Waltham, MA: 6.06 million unique monthly visits)
“Cheap sewer pipe repairs can push toxic fumes into homes and schools – here's how to lower the risk”
January 23, 2023

In two new studies, in the Journal of Environmental Health and Environmental Science and Technology Letters, we show that workers, and even bystanders, including children, lack adequate protection.

 

Food and Wine (New York, NY: 2.41 million unique monthly visits)
“This Is Why You Love Eating Chocolate, According to Science”
January 17, 2023

In a study, which has been published in the journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, the Leeds researchers explained that when those bites of chocolate hit our tongue, a “fatty film” — their words — is released into our mouths, providing an irresistibly smooth sensation as we chew.

Fifty-two outlets, including Deutsche Welle (Germany: 9.33 million unique monthly visits) and ScienceAlert (Australia: 1.28 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

News Medical (United Kingdom: 1.67 million unique monthly visits)
“New tool for noninvasive imaging can help illuminate hard-to-access brain structures”
January 18, 2023

Rice's Han Xiao, Stanford's Zhen Cheng and collaborators have developed a new tool for noninvasive brain imaging that can help illuminate hard-to-access structures and processes… The study is featured on the cover of the Dec. 28 issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Six outlets, including Infosalus (Spain: 897,000 unique monthly visits) and Technology Networks (United Kingdom: 297,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

Europa Press (Madrid, Spain: 1.50 million unique monthly visits)
“Las nubes interestelares pueden haber ayudado con la vida en la Tierra” [Interstellar clouds may have helped with life on Earth]
January 19, 2023

Las condiciones de las nubes interestelares pueden haber desempeñado un papel importante en la presencia de componentes básicos de la vida en el sistema solar… El trabajo se publica en la revista ACS Earth and Space Chemistry. [Interstellar cloud conditions may have played an important role in the presence of basic components of life in the solar system... The work is published in the journal ACS Earth and Space Chemistry.]

Four outlets, including MSN India (India: 67.15 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

PCMag UK (United Kingdom: 1.45 million unique monthly visits)
“Spacecraft and Satellite 'Space Skin' Offers Protection, Energy Harvesting”
January 17, 2023

A team of researchers at the University of Surrey developed a nano-coating that helps protect spacecraft and satellites from solar radiation while also allowing energy to be harvested… The research and development was carried out in partnership with Airbus Defence and Space, and the study published in ACS Nano.

Ten outlets covered the story.

 

Medical Xpress (United States: 1.08 million unique monthly visits)
“‘Smart patch’ could be used to detect Alzheimer’s”
January 18, 2023

A leading Swansea University scientist has developed a new “smart patch” that can detect proinflammatory biomarkers of neurodegenerative diseases (such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's) through the use of microneedle technology… The work is published in the journal ACS Omega.

Twelve outlets, including News Medical (United Kingdom: 1.67 million unique monthly visits) and Study Finds (United States: 315,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

MSN Belgium (Belgium: 67.15 million unique monthly visits)
“‘Micromotoren’ zijn nieuwe stap naar een insulinepil” [“Micromotors” are another step towards an insulin pill]
January 11, 2023
Publicized in: ACS news release

De studie van de Chinese onderzoekers is gepubliceerd in ACS Nano. Dit artikel is gebaseerd op een persmededeling van de American Chemical Society. [The study by the Chinese researchers has been published in ACS Nano. This article is based on a press release from the American Chemical Society.]

Thirty-two outlets, including Daum (Seoul, South Korea: 10.81 million unique monthly visits) and New Atlas (Australia: 756,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

CTV News (Toronto, Canada: 4.94 million unique monthly visits)
“Hand washing some of your clothes can reduce microplastics in the environment: study”
January 17, 2023
Publicized in: ACS news release

A new study published in the American Chemical Society (ACS) journal ES&T Water found that handwashing clothing made with plastic-fibres such as polyester and nylon releases less microplastics into the environment as opposed to using a washing machine.

Twenty-seven outlets, including Naver (Seongnam, South Korea: 17.04 million unique monthly visits) and Zum (South Korea: 1.97 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

La Nacion (Argentina: 3.75 million unique monthly visits)
“Nuevo detector anticolisión inspirado en los insectos” [New anti-collision detector inspired by insects]
January 17, 2023
Publicized in: ACS news release

Unos investigadores que publican un artículo en ACS Nano han diseñado un detector de colisiones sencillo y de bajo consumo inspirado en la forma en que los insectos evitan chocar entre sí. [Researchers publishing an article in ACS Nano have designed a simple, low-power collision detector inspired by the way insects avoid colliding with each other.]

Two outlets covered the story.

 

ABC Online (Madrid, Spain: 4.74 million unique monthly visits)
“Desarrollan un pintalabios antimicrobiano que impide la propagación de virus, bacterias y hongos”
January 10, 2023
Publicized in: ACS news release

La investigación de la UCV ha sido publicada en la revista científica internacional ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, editada por la Sociedad Estadounidense de Química. [The UCV research has been published in the international scientific journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, published by the American Chemical Society.]

Sixty outlets, including Europa Press (Madrid, Spain: 1.50 million unique monthly visits) and Infosalus (Spain: 897,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

Orange (France: 1.76 million unique monthly visits)
“Boire de la bière pour prévenir la maladie d'Alzheimer ? Attention aux raccourcis” [Drinking beer to prevent Alzheimer's disease? Beware of shortcuts]
January 10, 2023
Publicized in: ACS news release

Mais que dit réellement cette étude, publiée dans la revue ACS Chemical Neuroscience... Mais l'étude, qui mentionne bien la présence du houblon dans la bière, n'indique à aucun moment que la bière peut être considérée comme un traitement préventif. [But what does this study, published in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience, really say... But the study, which does mention the presence of hops in beer, does not at any time indicate that beer can be considered a preventive treatment.]

Five outlets, including Yahoo France (France: 1.85 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

Cumhuriyet (Turkey: 793,000 unique monthly visits)
“Bilime göre üç ay bozulmayan kurabiyelerin sırrı!” [The secret of cookies that don't spoil for three months, according to science!]
January 10, 2023
Publicized in: ACS news release

Yakın zaman önce yürütülen bir çalışmaya göre muz kabukları karartılıp, kurutulup un haline getirildiğinde, buğday ile yapılanlar kadar lezzetli hamur ürünlerine dönüştürülebiliyor… Çalışma ACS Food Science & Technology bülteninde yayımlandı. [According to a recent study, when banana peels are blackened, dried, and ground into flour, they can be turned into dough products that are just as delicious as those made with wheat… The study is published in ACS Food Science & Technology.]

 

Tek Deeps (United States: 491,000 unique monthly visits)
“Male pattern baldness and androgenic alopecia can be prevented and its course can be significantly slowed down”
January 10, 2023
Publicized in: ACS news release

A recent research result was recently published in the scientific journal Nano Letters. In it, it was reported that with the involvement of artificial intelligence, the researchers… succeeded in creating a substance that mimics the natural tool for fighting androgenic alopecia, the antioxidant SOD, or superoxide dismutase.

 

SciTechDaily (Encinitas, CA: 427,000 unique monthly visits)
“Scientists Have Developed a Living ‘Bio-Solar Cell’ That Runs on Photosynthesis”
January 16, 2023
Publicized in: ACS news release

In a recent study published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, researchers for the first time used a succulent plant to create a living “bio-solar cell” that runs on photosynthesis.

Nine outlets, including VN Express (Hanoi, Vietnam: 3.55 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

The Guardian (United Kingdom: 31.72 million unique monthly visits)
“Chocolate coats tongue to give melt-in-mouth sensation, study finds”
January 13, 2023

A study…found that chocolate released a fatty film that coats the tongue, giving a smooth sensation for the entire time it is in the mouth… The findings are published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

The story was covered by 508 outlets, including Daily Mail (United Kingdom: 23.91 million unique monthly visits), The Independent (United Kingdom: 9.46 million unique monthly visits), and New Scientist (London, United Kingdom: 1.31 million unique monthly visits).

 

CNET (United States: 33.62 million unique monthly visits)
“If Gas Stoves Are Banned, These 2 Studies May Be the Reason”
January 13, 2023

A 16-month Harvard study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology on June 28, 2022, took samples from 69 stoves in homes serviced by three different natural gas companies across the Boston area. Testing of the precombustion (unburned) methane gas found over 300 chemicals, including 21 airborne toxins.

The story was covered by 439 outlets, including Best Life (United States: 1.35 million unique monthly visits).

 

Time (United States: 8.61 million unique monthly visits)
“What the Potential Ban on Gas Stoves Means If You Have One”
January 10, 2023

A study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology in October found that gas stoves can leak low levels of methane gas and benzene even when not running, meaning exhaust vents may have to be turned on constantly in order to reduce a range of toxic chemicals, including toluene, hexene, and xylenes.

Eighteen outlets, including Inquirer (Makati City, Phillipines: 1.31 million unique monthly visits) and Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX: 684,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

FOX News (New York, NY: 21.55 million unique monthly visits)
“Goals for 2023: Ideas that may be easier committing to if you've already quit on your New Year's resolution”
January 11, 2023

“Being in nature has been shown to have numerous mental health benefits and according to the journal Environmental Science & Technology, exposure to nature can help improve mood and reduce stress,” Leanza said.

Five outlets covered the story.

 

Global News (Toronto, Canada: 5.21 million unique monthly visits)
“Chemical pollutant used in toilet paper found in endangered orcas, study reveals”
January 13, 2023

The toilet paper pollutant, called 4-nonylphenol (4NP), accounted for 46 per cent of all pollutants identified, according to study co-author Juan Juan José Alava… The study, published in the January edition of Environmental Science and Technology, is the first to find 4NP in killer whales.

The story was covered by 204 outlets, including National Post (Toronto, Canada: 1.75 million unique monthly visits) and Toronto Star (Toronto, Canada: 1.72 million unique monthly visits).

 

International Business Times (New York, NY: 1.29 million unique monthly visits)
“Airborne Microplastics: People May Be Exposed To Thousands Each Year, Study Finds”
January 11, 2023

Researchers have found higher concentrations of airborne microplastics indoors than outdoors, shedding light on people's potential exposure to them. For their study, published in Environmental Science & Technology, a team of researchers sampled airborne microplastic concentrations in various areas in Sri Lanka.

Ten outlets, including Gizmodo Australia (Syndney, Australia: 293,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

ThePrint (New Delhi, India: 1.27 million unique monthly visits)
“Scientists study life origins by simulating cosmic evolution”
January 13, 2023

The researchers made ices like those found in interstellar clouds, blasted them with radiation, and then exposed the leftover material, which included amines and amino acids, to water and heat to replicate the conditions they would have experienced inside asteroids. [Adapted from research published in ACS Earth and Space Chemistry.]

Sixty-six outlets, including La Nacion (Argentina: 3.75 million unique monthly visits) and Europa Press (Madrid, Spain: 1.50 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

InternetUA (Ukraine: 403,000 unique monthly visits)
“Гамма-промені та метеорити: дует, який міг стати причиною життя на Землі” [Gamma rays and meteorites: a duo that could have caused life on Earth]
January 5, 2023
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

Тепер дослідники, опубліковані в журналі ACS Central Science, експериментально показали, що амінокислоти могли утворюватися в цих ранніх метеоритах в результаті реакцій, викликаних гамма-променями, що утворюються всередині космічних каменів. [Now, researchers, published in the journal ACS Central Science, have experimentally shown that amino acids could have formed in these early meteorites as a result of reactions caused by gamma rays generated inside the space rocks.]

Five outlets, including Ghatreh (Iran: 259,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

Kaldata (Sofia, Bulgaria: 155,000 unique monthly visits)
“Някой ден ще  прaвим пукaнки с инфрaчервенa технология” [Someday we'll be making infrared popcorn]
January 5, 2023
Publicized in: ACS news release

Но инфрачервеното готвене предлага друга алтернатива, според статия, публикувана в списание ACS Food Science and Technology. [But infrared cooking offers another alternative, according to an article published in the journal ACS Food Science and Technology.]

 

Penta Postagma (Greece: 119,000 unique monthly visits)
“Νόσος Αλτσχάιμερ: Θα μπορούσε να την αποτρέψει ο λυκίσκος;” [Alzheimer's disease: Could hops prevent it?]
January 25, 2023
Publicized in: ACS news release

Ο λυκίσκος, ο οποίος έχει εισαχθεί στη σύνθεση της μπύρας για να της δώσει την λίγο πικρή και αρωματική γεύση, θα μπορούσε σύντομα να χρησιμοποιηθεί στη μάχη κατά της νόσου του Αλτσχάιμερ. [Hops, which have been introduced into the composition of beer to give it a slightly bitter and aromatic taste, could soon be used in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Adapted from research published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience.]

Six outlets covered the story.

 

Daily Mail (United Kingdom: 23.91 million unique monthly visits)
“Amount of plastic debris at bottom of oceans has tripled in 20 years”
January 4, 2023

Their accumulation mimics the increasing amount of plastic products used by society for things like packaging, bottles and clothing, scientists said… Their results, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, revealed that since the turn of the millennium the amount of particles from broken-down plastic on the seafloor has tripled.

Fifty-two outlets, including The Independent (United Kingdom: 9.46 million unique monthly visits) and Metro (United Kingdom: 4.66 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

Yahoo News (Sunnyvale, CA: 21.78 million unique monthly visits)
“Gas stoves have given 650,000 U.S. children asthma, study finds”
January 5, 2023

A January 2021 study in the journal Environmental Science & Technology found that gas stoves and ovens frequently leak, and it estimated that in the U.S. their leaked methane emissions are equivalent to the carbon emissions of half a million cars.

Thirteen outlets, including KIRO-TV (Seattle, WA: 1.01 million unique monthly visits) and WSB-TV (Atlanta, GA: 611,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

U.S. News and World Report (Wasington, DC: 15.39 million unique monthly visits)
“Herbal Cigarettes: Are They Really Any Healthier?”
January 5, 2023

A study published recently in [ACS Omega] describes a number of herbs that are rolled and smoked, including some probably best known for use in teas, cooking or beauty products. These include damiana, mullein, coltsfoot, ginseng, mugwort, peppermint, lavender, thyme and clove.

Four outlets covered the story.

 

Daily Express (London, United Kingdom: 10.34 million unique monthly visits)
“‘Highly toxic’ chemicals from tyres could end up in your food”
January 9, 2023

A new study, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, paints a worrying picture, explaining how dangerous chemicals could travel to your food. The research team discovered that once particles from car tyres rub off into the earth, they leave a trail of potentially dangerous substances in their wake.

The story was covered by 180 outlets, including Die Welt (Berlin, Germany: 5.37 million unique monthly visits) and Stern (Hamburg, Germany: 4.07 million unique monthly visits).

 

The Economist (United Kingdom: 3.18 million unique monthly visits)
“Acidifying the air may protect against covid”
January 4, 2023

One sure way to render airborne viruses, such as sars-cov-2, the cause of covid-19, harmless, is to make the droplets of fluid which carry them more acidic… They observe in a study just published in Environmental Science and Technology that once inside a droplet, nitric acid creates conditions which viruses find really hard to take.

 

News1 (South Korea: 2.34 million unique monthly visits)
“오래 걸리는 PCR, '광열현상' 이용해 검사시간 10배 단축한다” [Reduced test time by 10 times by using long PCR and “photothermal phenomenon”]
January 5, 2023

이번 연구는 국가과학기술연구회의 지원을 받아 실용화형 융합연구단 사업으로 수행되었으며, 연구 결과는 나노 소재 분야의 권위지인 미국화학회지 나노ACS Nano. [This research was carried out as a practical convergence research project supported by the National Science and Technology Research Council, and the research results were published in ACS Nano, an authoritative journal in the field of nano materials.]

Thirty-nine outlets covered the story, including Naver (Seongnam, South Korea: 17.04 million unique monthly visits) and Zum (South Korea: 1.97 million unique monthly visits).

 

National Post (Toronto, Canada: 1.75 million unique monthly visits)
“Alberta government won't release data on snowpack contamination from coal mines”
January 6, 2023

The paper on sediments in Window Lake, published in November in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, came to disturbing conclusions. It found levels of contaminants such as polycyclic aromatic compounds, known carcinogens, reached 30 times pre-industrial levels and in some cases exceeded Canadian guidelines for the protection of aquatic life.

The story was covered by 177 outlets, including Toronto Star (Toronto, Canada: 1.72 million unique monthly visits) and Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, Canada: 558,000 unique monthly visits).

 

Western Journal (Pheonix, AZ: 1.42 million unique monthly visits)
“New Form Of Using DNA To Kill Cancer Cells Could Pave Way For Cure”
January 5, 2023

A new way of using DNA to kill cancer cells which could pave the way for a cure for the disease, has been created by scientists from University of Tokyo. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Thirteen outlets, including News & Observer (United States: 1.10 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

Milwaukee Journal (Milwaukee, WI: 1.02 million unique monthly visits)
“‘Forever chemicals’ from Marinette firefighting foam plant are in Lake Michigan, UW researchers find”
January 4, 2023

A large plume of “forever chemicals” found in the Bay of Green Bay has been traced back to Tyco Fire Products, a Marinette-based company known for mixing firefighting foam at its facility. The study…was published in the Environmental Science & Technology journal in late December.

Three outlets covered the story.

 

New Atlas (Australia: 756,000 unique monthly visits)
“Experimental strain sensor uses cuts to combine range and sensitivity”
January 6, 2023

In tests conducted so far, the technology has successfully been used in highly sensitive wearable blood-pressure-measuring devices, a highly stretchable device for monitoring motion in a person's back, and in a three-dimensional touch-sensitive controller than can be used to play video games… A paper on the research was recently published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Markets Insider (New York, NY: 2.55 million unique monthly visits)
“‘Living Solar Cell’ Could Pave The Way For Future Sustainable Energy Tech”
December 20, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

Now the research team has used a succulent plant to create a living ‘bio-solar cell’ that runs on the solar powered photosynthesis. The team reported their study in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Sixteen outlets, including Tek Deeps (United States: 491,000 unique monthly visits) and Motor (Murcia, Spain: 401,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

Süddeutsche Zeitung Sz (Munich, Germany: 3.21 million unique monthly visits)
“Ein Lippenstift, der Viren und Bakterien tötet” [A lipstick that kills viruses and bacteria]
December 21, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

Diese Mischung setzte er Kulturen zu, in denen Viren, Bakterien und Pilze wuchsen. Kurz darauf waren all diese Erreger vollständig inaktiv. Laut Professor Serrano-Arocas Studie, die im Fachjournal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces veröffentlicht wurde, liegt das an den Cranberrys. [He added this mixture to cultures in which viruses, bacteria and fungi grew. Shortly thereafter, all these pathogens were completely inactive. It's because of the cranberries, according to Professor Serrano-Aroca's study, published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.]

Seventy-one outlets, including Rambler (Moscow, Russia: 12.87 million unique monthly visits) and Mundo Deportivo (Barcelona, Spain: 1.62 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

New Atlas (Australia: 755,000 unique monthly visits)
“Silkworm inspires quicker, simpler method of nanofiber production”
December 28, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

Nanofibers have recently been utilized in many applications, ranging from wound dressings to air filters to high-strength composite materials. Scientists have now developed a faster and simpler method of producing those fibers, which was inspired by the silkworm… A paper on the research…was recently published in the journal Nano Letters.

Thirty-three outlets, including Gazeta (Russia: 10.68 million unique monthly visits) and Báo Mói (Vietnam: 2.02 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

Study Finds (United States: 315,000 unique monthly visits)
“Blue light is bad for your eyes — but great for your mangos!”
December 21, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

A new study by researchers at Zhejiang University in China finds that exposing mangoes to blue light for several days can turn them redder and riper…The study is published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Fourteen outlets, including Phys.org (Isle of Man, United Kingdom: 1.89 million unique monthly visits) and Mirage News Australia (Wollongong, Australia: 103,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

CNBC (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: 19.19 million unique monthly visits)
“The U.S. passed a historic climate deal this year - here's a recap of what's in the bill”
December 30, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

Research published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology Letters found that communities of color are systematically exposed to higher levels of air pollution than white communities due to redlining, a federal housing discrimination practice.

Forty-five outlets, including KNBC-TV (Universal City, CA: 1.28 million unique monthly visits) and WCAU-TV (Philadelphia, PA: 826,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

Hindustan Times (New Delhi, India: 5.20 million unique monthly visits)
“Life on Earth was created by meteorite strikes and gamma rays, claims study”
December 31, 2022
Publicized in: ACS PressPac

And if a recent study is to be believed, we are merely a byproduct of meteorites and gamma rays. Yes, life on Earth began when a meteorite, which was infused with gamma rays, struck our planet… A study was published in the journal ACS Central Science which has made this claim.

Eight outlets, including SciTechDaily (Encinitas, CA: 427,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

Inverse (New York, NY: 3.08 million unique monthly visits)
“Do genetics determine how you respond to psychedelics? A recent study suggests they might”
December 21, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

In July, researchers from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill published a study in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience that may help us better understand why some people have a therapeutic response to certain psychedelic substances and others don’t.

 

Ars Technica (New York, NY: 2.91 million unique monthly visits)
"Some day soon we might be making popcorn with infrared poppers"
December 27, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

Most of us rely on counter-top air poppers or microwaves to whip up a tasty popcorn snack. But infrared cooking offers another viable alternative, according to a September paper published in the journal ACS Food Science and Technology.

Forty-three outlets, including Goo (Japan: 11.96 million unique monthly visits) and Docomo (Japan: 2.64 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

La Gazzetta dello Sport (Milan, Italy: 2.11 million unique monthly visits)
“Alzheimer: nella birra il segreto per prevenirlo secondo la scienza” [Alzheimer's: The secret to prevent it is in beer according to science]
December 22, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

Il segreto per la prevenzione dell’Alzheimer? Strano, ma vero, potrebbe trovarsi nel sapore amarognolo della birra: a dirlo è una ricerca realizzata da un’università italiana. [The secret to Alzheimer's prevention? Strange, but true, it could be found in the bitter taste of beer: according to research carried out by an Italian university. Adapted from research published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience.]

 

Pravda (Moscow, Russia: 1.95 million unique monthly visits)
“Америкaнцы нaучились определять точный ‘возрaст’ отпечaтков пaльцев” [Americans have learned to determine the exact 'age' of fingerprints]
December 23, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

Недавно два американских химика…позволяющую определять точный "возраст" отпечатков пальцев, оставленных на тех или иных поверхностях. Выводы учёных были опубликованы в журнале ACS Central Science. [Recently, two American chemists…have developed a technique to determine the exact "age" of fingerprints left on various surfaces. The scientists' findings were published in the journal ACS Central Science.]

Two outlets covered the story.

 

La Stampa (Torino, Italy: 1.43 million unique monthly visits)
“La pellicola per le finestre che tiene fresche le case” [The window film that keeps homes cool]
December 24, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

Il nanofilm presentato su ACS Energy Letters non si limita a questo, ma riesce addirittura a riflettere in atmosfera il calore del sole che impatta contro il vetro. [The nanofilm presented in ACS Energy Letters is not limited to this, but even manages to reflect the heat of the sun impacting against the glass into the atmosphere.]

Twelve outlets, including Il Mattino di Padova (Padova, Italy: 108,000 unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

IFL Science (United Kingdom: 1.07 million unique monthly visits)
“Why You Should Be Using Banana Peel As An Ingredient”
December 23, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

One paper, published earlier this year in the ACS Food Science & Technology journal, found a neat solution: put it into the flour. And like all the best experiments, they investigated using cookies.

Fifty-eight outlets, including Gigazine (Japan: 2.07 million unique monthly visits) and ScienceAlert (Australia: 1.28 million unique monthly visits), covered the story.

 

GQ Magazin (Munich, Germany: 238,000 unique monthly visits)
“Hilfe bei Haarausfall: Mit einer KI Haare wiederherstellen – daran arbeiten Forscher gerade wirklich” [Hair loss help: Restoring hair with an AI – researchers are really working on this]
December 28, 2022
Publicized in: ACS news release

Sie versuchen mit KI Nanoenzyme zur Behandlung von Haarausfall zu entwickeln… Der Bericht dazu wurde im Oktober 2022 in der wissenschaftlichen Fachzeitschrift Nano Letters veröffentlicht. [They are trying to use AI to develop nanoenzymes to treat hair loss... The report was published in the scientific journal Nano Letters in October 2022.]

Four outlets covered the story.

 

Daily Mail (United Kingdom: 23.91 million unique monthly visits)
“New way of using DNA to kill cancer cells could pave the way for cure”
December 28, 2022

The method targets human cervical cancer and breast cancer-derived cells, as well as malignant melanoma cells in mice. It uses a pair of hair clip shaped, cancer-killing DNA which are injected into cancer cells… The findings were published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

The story was covered by 154 outlets, including Daily Express (London, United Kingdom: 10.34 million unique monthly visits) and The Independent (United Kingdom: 9.46 million unique monthly visits).

 

Daily Express (London, United Kingdom: 10.34 million unique monthly visits)
“Drinking certain amount of coffee daily could boost life expectancy”
December 27, 2022

A meta-analysis of existing research, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry in 2018, found drinking three to five cups of coffee a day could cut the risk of cardiovascular disease by as much as 15 percent.

Four outlets covered the story.

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