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Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
617-954-3971 (Boston Press Center, Aug. 16-19)
202-872-6042 (D.C. Office)

Katie Cottingham, Ph.D.
k_cottingham@acs.org
617-954-3971 (Boston Press Center, Aug. 16-19)
301-775-8455 (Cell)

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Research News Release

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
New technology can expand LED lighting, cutting energy use and greenhouse gas emissions
Highly efficient, light-emitting diodes could slash the world's electricity consumption. They are already sold in stores, but are expensive, and many of them give off 'harsh' light. But researchers will report today that they have developed a less expensive, more sustainable white LED with a warm glow. The scientists will discuss their research at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
New compounds could reduce alcoholics' impulse to drink
Alcoholism inflicts a heavy physical, emotional and financial toll on individuals and society. Now new discoveries and promising animal studies are offering a glimmer of hope that a new class of drugs could treat the disease without many of the unwanted side effects caused by current therapies. The scientists are presenting their work today at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
How clean is your spinach?
Ever wonder what that the words triple-washed or pre-washed on a bag of baby spinach mean? Not much according to engineers at the University of California, Riverside. They discovered that small peaks and valleys in baby spinach leaves could be a key reason why there have been numerous bacterial outbreaks involving leafy green vegetables.
US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
Better-tasting grocery store tomatoes could soon be on their way
Tomato lovers rejoice: Adding or rearranging a few simple steps in commercial processing could dramatically improve the flavor of this popular fruit sold in the grocery store, according to researchers. They will present their new work on the topic in Boston at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
Change in process of disinfecting spinach, salad greens could reduce illness outbreaks
Cross contamination in commercial processing facilities that prepare spinach and other leafy greens for the market can make people sick. But researchers are reporting a new, easy-to-implement method that could eliminate or reduce such incidences. The scientists will present their work at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
'Diamonds from the sky' approach turns CO2 into valuable products
Finding a technology to shift carbon dioxide, the most abundant anthropogenic greenhouse gas, from a climate change problem to a valuable commodity has long been a dream. Now, a team of chemists says they have developed a technology to economically convert atmospheric CO2 directly into highly valued carbon nanofibers for industrial and consumer products. They will present the research at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
Solar cell efficiency could double with novel 'green' antenna
The use of solar energy in the US is growing, but panels on rooftops are still a rare sight. They cost thousands of dollars, and homeowners don't recoup costs for years. But scientists may have a solution. At the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, they report the development of a unique, 'green' antenna that could potentially double efficiencies of certain solar cells and make them more affordable.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
Lice in at least 25 states show resistance to common treatments
The start of the school year means new classes, new friends, homework and sports. It also brings the threat of head lice. Scientists report today that lice populations in at least 25 states have developed resistance to over-the-counter treatments still widely recommended by doctors and schools. The researchers are presenting their work today at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
Powdered cranberry combats colon cancer in mice
Cranberries are often touted as a way to protect against urinary tract infections, but that may be just the beginning. Cranberry extracts reduced the size and number of colon tumors in mice, say researchers. Identifying the therapeutic molecules in the fruit could lead to a better understanding of its anti-cancer potential, they say. The team will describe their approach at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
Paper-based test can quickly diagnose Ebola in remote areas (video)
When a fever strikes in a developing area, the immediate concern may be: Is it the common flu or something much worse? To facilitate diagnosis in remote, low-resource settings, researchers have developed a paper-based device that changes color, depending on whether the patient has Ebola, yellow fever or dengue. It takes minutes and does not need electricity. The team will describe their approach at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
Mosquito-repelling chemicals identified in traditional sweetgrass
Native North Americans have long adorned themselves and their homes with fragrant sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata), a native plant used in traditional medicine, to repel biting insects, and mosquitoes in particular. Now, researchers report that they have identified the compounds in sweetgrass that keep these bugs at bay. The team will describe their approach at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
Urban grime releases air pollutant when exposed to sunlight
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have determined that natural sunlight triggers the release of smog-forming nitrogen oxide compounds from the grime that typically coats buildings, statues and other outdoor surfaces in urban areas. The finding confirms previous laboratory work using simulated sunlight and upends the long-held notion that nitrates in urban grime are 'locked' in place. The scientists will present their findings at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
How to preserve fleeting digital information with DNA for future generations
Hand-written letters and old photos seem quaint in today's digital age. But there's one thing traditional media have over hard drives: longevity. Scientists are turning to nature's master of information storage to save data. One team demonstrated that synthetic DNA can last 2,000 years, and they're now working to index the system to make it easier to navigate. They present their work today at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
A thin ribbon of flexible electronics can monitor health, infrastructure
A new world of flexible, bendable, even stretchable electronics is emerging from research labs to address a wide range of potentially game-changing uses. Over the last few years, one team of chemists and materials scientists has begun exploring military applications in harsh environments for aircraft, explosive devices and even combatants themselves. They will present their research at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
New method could detect blood clots anywhere in the body with a single scan
A blood clot can potentially trigger heart attacks, strokes and other medical emergencies. Treatment requires finding its exact location, but current techniques can only look at one part of the body at once. Now, researchers are reporting a method, tested in rats, that may someday allow physicians to quickly scan the entire body for a blood clot. The team will describe their approach at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
Energy in chemical bonds and the plant-pollution connection
Researchers from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will be honored and present new work at the 250th American Chemical Society national meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, Aug. 16-20.

Contact: PNNL News & Media Relations
greg.koller@pnnl.gov
509-372-4864
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Aug-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
Glass paint could keep metal roofs and other structures cool even on sunny days (video)
Sunlight can be brutal. It wears down even the strongest structures, including rooftops and naval ships, and it heats up metal slides and bleachers until they're too hot to use. To fend off damage and heat, scientists have developed an environmentally friendly paint out of glass that bounces sunlight off metal surfaces -- keeping them cool and durable. The researchers present their work at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 16-Aug-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
Color-changing polymer may signal traumatic brain injuries in soldiers, athletes (video)
A bomb blast or a rough tackle can inflict serious brain damage. Yet at the time of impact, these injuries are often invisible. To detect head trauma immediately, a team of researchers has developed a polymer-based material that changes colors depending on how hard it is hit. The goal is to someday incorporate this material into protective headgear. They will describe their approach at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 16-Aug-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
Eliminating water-borne bacteria with pages from The Drinkable Book could save lives
Human consumption of bacterially contaminated water causes millions of deaths each year throughout the world -- primarily among children. A researcher at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society today will discuss an inexpensive, simple and easily transportable nanotechnology-based method to purify drinking water. She calls it The Drinkable BookTM, and each page is impregnated with bacteria-killing metal nanoparticles.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Science Business News Release

Public Release: 18-Jun-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
Water screening: International hunt for unknown molecules
Day in, day out harmful substances leech into the ground: we all contribute to chemicals in the water cycle. On top of this come natural substances from the environment. A single environmentally relevant water sample contains up to several thousand different organic molecules. But what are these substances? Over 8,000 molecule profiles have already been stored in a public database for future analysis. This preventative water screening system is now being expanded internationally and harmonized with further strategies in the 'FOR-IDENT' project.
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Contact: Stefanie Reiffert
reiffert@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0519
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Meeting Announcement

Public Release: 6-Aug-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
Plenaries at American Chemical Society meeting will focus on innovation
Scientists will offer an inside look at moving new drugs, foods and materials from the lab to the marketplace in three plenary talks at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, taking place Aug. 16-20 in Boston.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 4-Aug-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
Kavli Lectures: Solving society's problems, examining highly versatile polymers
Using chemistry to solve societal problems and investigating the extraordinary characteristics of porous polymers will be the topics of a pair of Kavli Lectures at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. The meeting will take place August 16-20 in Boston.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 30-Jul-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
American Chemical Society national meeting features variety of presidential events
American Chemical Society President Diane Grob Schmidt, Ph.D., will sponsor several events related to the theme of the ACS 250th National Meeting & Exposition, 'Innovation from Discovery to Application.' The meeting runs from Aug. 16 to 20 in Boston. The presidential events will be held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and area hotels.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
Highlights for 2015 national meeting of American Chemical Society
Journalists registering for the American Chemical Society's (ACS') 250th National Meeting & Exposition this fall will have a wealth of new scientific information available for their news stories. More than 9,000 presentations are planned on a wide range of topics from health to the environment. The meeting, one of the largest scientific conferences of the year, will be held Aug. 16-20 in Boston.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 19-May-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
Press registration opens for 2015 fall national meeting of the American Chemical Society
Journalists may now apply for press credentials for the American Chemical Society's 250th National Meeting & Exposition, one of the largest scientific conferences of the year. It will be held Aug. 16-20 in Boston.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

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