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Research News Release

Public Release: 19-Mar-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
Catching the early spread of breast cancer
When cancer spreads, it becomes even more deadly. It moves with stealth and can go undetected for months or years. But a new technology that uses 'nano-flares' has the potential to catch these tumor cells early. Today, at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, scientists presented the latest advances in nano-flare technology as it applies to the detection of metastatic breast cancer cells.

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

Public Release: 19-Mar-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
Texans are turning to a different kind of spirit -- vodka -- and saltier is better
Texans, known for enjoying local beers and Dr. Pepper soft drinks, now have a growing beverage industry that would appeal to James Bond, who is well-known for enjoying a good martini. Distillers are producing at least 17 Texas vodkas, researchers reported here today at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society. The most popular are, surprisingly, those that are a bit salty.

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

Public Release: 19-Mar-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
No-refrigeration, spray vaccine could curb diseases in remote areas
A new kind of single-dose vaccine that comes in a nasal spray and doesn't require refrigeration could dramatically alter the public health landscape -- get more people vaccinated around the world and address the looming threats of emerging and re-emerging diseases. Researchers presented the latest design and testing of these 'nanovaccines' at the 247th 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-Mar-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
The precise reason for the health benefits of dark chocolate: Mystery solved
The health benefits of eating dark chocolate have been extolled for centuries, but the exact reason has remained a mystery -- until now. Researchers reported here today that certain bacteria in the stomach gobble the chocolate and ferment it into anti-inflammatory compounds that are good for the heart. They presented their study at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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

Public Release: 18-Mar-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
Building heart tissue that beats
When a heart gets damaged, such as during a major heart attack, there's no easy fix. But scientists working on a way to repair the vital organ have now engineered tissue that closely mimics natural heart muscle that beats, not only in a lab dish but also when implanted into animals. They presented their latest results at the 247th 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-Mar-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
New method is a thousand times more sensitive to performance-enhancing drugs
While the world's best athletes competed during last month's winter Olympics, doctors and scientists were waging a different battle behind the scenes to make sure no one had an unfair advantage from banned performance-enhancing drugs. Here today at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, researchers unveiled a new weapon -- a test for doping compounds that is a thousand times more sensitive than those used today.

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

Public Release: 18-Mar-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
An end to animal testing for drug discovery?
As some countries and companies roll out new rules to limit animal testing in pharmaceutical products designed for people, scientists are stepping in with a new way to test therapeutic drug candidates and determine drug safety and drug interactions -- without using animals. The development of 'chemosynthetic livers,' which could dramatically alter how drugs are made, was presented at the 247th 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: 17-Mar-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
New way to make biodiesel creates less waste from alligator, and likely other animal fats
Animal fat from chicken, pork, beef and even alligators could give an economical, ecofriendly boost to the biofuel industry, according to researchers who reported a new method for biofuel production here today. The report, following up on their earlier study on the potential use of gator fat as a source of biodiesel fuel, was part of the 247th National Meeting 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: 17-Mar-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
Fighting antibiotic resistance with 'molecular drill bits'
In response to drug-resistant 'superbugs' that send millions of people to hospitals around the world, scientists are building tiny, 'molecular drill bits' that kill bacteria by bursting through their protective cell walls. They presented some of the latest developments on these drill bits, better known to scientists as antimicrobial peptides, at the 247th 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: 17-Mar-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
Toward 'vanishing' electronics and unlocking nanomaterials' power potential
Brain sensors and electronic tags that dissolve. Boosting the potential of renewable energy sources. These are examples of the latest research from two pioneering scientists selected as this year's Kavli lecturers at the 247th 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: 17-Mar-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
Shale could be long-term home for problematic nuclear waste
Shale, the source of the United States' current natural gas boom, could help solve another energy problem: what to do with radioactive waste from nuclear power plants. The unique properties of the sedimentary rock and related clay-rich rocks make it ideal for storing the potentially dangerous spent fuel for millenia, according to a geologist studying possible storage sites. He presented his research today at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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

Public Release: 17-Mar-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
How the science of deer hunting can help patients with diabetes
Body odor is a deer hunter's worst enemy, an alert to animals that an ominous presence is lurking, but the science behind suppressing it to give hunters an edge oddly enough could help researchers develop a life-saving device for diabetes patients. Scientists today presented the latest advances that tie together these two seemingly unrelated fronts at the 247th 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: 17-Mar-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
Knowing whether food has spoiled without even opening the container (video)
A color-coded smart tag could tell consumers whether milk has turned sour or green beans have spoiled without opening the containers, say researchers. The tag, appearing on the packaging, also could be used to determine if medications and other perishable products were still active or fresh. The report was presented today at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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

Public Release: 16-Mar-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
Major 'third-hand smoke' compound causes DNA damage -- and potentially cancer
Leftover cigarette smoke that clings to walls and furniture is a smelly nuisance, but now research suggests that it could pose a far more serious threat, especially to young children who put toys and other smoke-affected items into their mouths. Scientists reported today at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society that one of the tobacco-specific nitrosamines newly formed in 'third-hand smoke' damages DNA and could potentially cause cancer.

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

Public Release: 16-Mar-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
Tequila plant is possible sweetener for diabetics -- helps reduce blood sugar, weight
A sweetener created from the plant used to make tequila could lower blood glucose levels for the 26 million Americans and others worldwide who have Type 2 diabetes and help them and the obese lose weight, researchers said here today. Their report was part of the 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
214-853-8005
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 16-Mar-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
Honey is a new approach to fighting antibiotic resistance: How sweet it is!
Honey, that delectable condiment for breads and fruits, could be one sweet solution to the serious, ever-growing problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, researchers said here today. Their study was part of the 247th National Meeting 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: 16-Mar-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
Better-tasting reduced-fat desserts, dressings, sauces: Coming soon?
Adjusting the calcium level and acidity could be the key to developing new better tasting, more eye-appealing and creamier reduced-fat sauces, desserts and salad dressings, researchers reported here today. Their study was part of the 247th National Meeting 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: 16-Mar-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
Advance toward developing an oral pain reliever derived from debilitating snail venom
Scientists reported today on at least five new experimental substances -- based on a tiny protein found in cone snail venom -- that could someday lead to the development of safe and effective oral medications for the treatment of chronic nerve pain. They say the substances could potentially be stronger than morphine, with fewer side effects and lower risk of abuse. They presented the research at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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

Public Release: 16-Mar-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
Potentially safer, greener alternative to BPA could come from papermaking waste
A waste product from making paper could yield a safer, greener replacement for the potentially harmful chemical BPA, now banned from baby bottles but still used in many plastics. Scientists made the BPA alternative from lignin, which gives wood its strength, and they say it could be ready for the market within five years. They described their research here today at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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

Public Release: 16-Mar-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
High-tech materials purify water with sunlight
Sunlight plus a common titanium pigment might be the secret recipe for ridding pharmaceuticals, pesticides and other potentially harmful pollutants from drinking water. Scientists reported today at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society that they have combined several high-tech components to make an easy-to-use water purifier that could work with the world's most basic form of energy, sunlight, in a boon for water purification in rural areas or developing countries.

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

Award Announcement

Public Release: 10-Feb-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
American Chemical Society to honor UT Arlington chemist
University of Texas at Arlington professor Daniel W. Armstrong has more than 550 scientific works to his credit and technology he invented is on its way to a rendezvous with a comet. In March, the American Chemical Society will give him a second prestigious national award.

Contact: Traci Peterson
tpeterso@uta.edu
817-521-5494
University of Texas at Arlington

Meeting Announcement

Public Release: 27-Feb-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
Sustainable energy is focus of plenary talks at American Chemical Society meeting
Advances in renewable and sustainable energy, including mimicking photosynthesis and optimizing lithium-ion batteries, are the topics of three plenary talks at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, taking place here from March 16-20.

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

Public Release: 30-Jan-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
Highlights for 2014 national meeting of world's largest scientific society
Journalists registering for the American Chemical Society's 247th National Meeting & Exposition this winter will have a wealth of material to choose from with more than 10,000 presentations planned on science topics from astronomy to zoology. The meeting, one of the largest scientific conferences of the year, will be held Mar. 16-20, in Dallas.

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

Public Release: 19-Dec-2013
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
Press registration opens for 2014 national meeting of world's largest scientific society
Journalists may now apply for press credentials for the American Chemical Society's 247th National Meeting & Exposition. One of the largest scientific conferences of the year, it will be held March 16-20, in Dallas, Texas.

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

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
Dissolving electronics, energy: Kavli lectures at American Chemical Society meeting
One scientist is developing breakthrough electronic sutures and medical implants that dissolve when their jobs are done. Another is a pioneer in the field of energy conversion that could lead to development of high-performance solar cells and new types of electronic devices that could integrate into the body.They are the featured speakers of The Kavli Foundation lectures at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society Dallas March 16 -20, 2014.

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

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