ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: October 01, 2014
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: October 1, 2014
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News Items in This Edition
Dog waste contaminates our waterways: A new test could reveal how big the problem is
Americans love their dogs, but they don’t always love to pick up after them. And that’s a problem. Dog feces left on the ground wash into waterways, sometimes carrying bacteria — including antibiotic-resistant strains — that can make people sick...
Deconstruction of avant-garde cuisine could lead to even more fanciful dishes
One of the most iconic forms of avant-garde cuisine, also known as molecular gastronomy, involves the presentation of flavorful, edible liquids — like cocktails or olive oil — packaged into spheres. Now a team of scientists, in collaboration with world...
‘Stealth’ nanoparticles could improve cancer vaccines
Cancer vaccines have recently emerged as a promising approach for killing tumor cells before they spread. But so far, most clinical candidates haven’t worked that well. Now, scientists have developed a new way to deliver vaccines that successfully stifled tumor...
A novel method for portable detection of potent drugs known as 'bath salts'
Despite being outlawed in 2012 in the U.S., the synthetic drugs known as "bath salts" — which really aren't meant for your daily bath — are still readily available in some retail shops, on the Internet and on the streets. To help law enforcement, scientists are...
Have our bodies held the key to new antibiotics all along?
As the threat of antibiotic resistance grows, scientists are turning to the human body and the trillion or so bacteria that have colonized us — collectively called our microbiota — for new clues to fighting microbial infections. They’ve logged an early success with...
Ebola Resources for Reporters
Have questions about the science underlying the ongoing Ebola crisis? ACS has set up a resource page on Ebola containing a list of related scientific papers, as well as Chemical & Engineering News articles, that journalists can access for free. It also includes a list of experts who can speak about this topic to the press. Visit our resource page at www.acs.org/Ebola.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
ACS National Meeting News
Couldn't go to the ACS 247th National Meeting & Exposition in Dallas? Then check out our resources for info you might have missed:
Press releases: www.eurekalert.org/acsmeet.php
Press conferences: www.ustream.tv/channel/acslive
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.
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ACS Video of the Month
What's in your iPhone? - by Reactions
The iPhone 6 is here, breaking sales records and drawing criticism. But what do you really know about the insides of the iPhone 6, or any smartphone for that matter? To find out what chemical elements lurk inside a smartphone, watch this video we made with help from our friends at the Compound Interest blog.
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C&EN Video Spotlight
Improving the Tesla battery
Battery technology firms are closing in on the huge mass market for plug-in electric cars, but the road ahead is anything but smooth. To go on a test ride of the Tesla Model S electric car with a C&EN reporter
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