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Research News Release

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
'Shape-shifting' material could help reconstruct faces
Injuries, birth defects or surgery to remove a tumor can create large gaps in bone. And when they occur in the head, face or jaw, these defects can dramatically alter a person's appearance. Researchers will report at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society that they have developed a 'self-fitting' material that expands with warm salt water to precisely fill bone defects, and also acts as a scaffold for bone growth.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
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American Chemical Society

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
Rooting out skin creams that contain toxic mercury
As most countries try to rid themselves of mercury pollution, some people are massaging creams containing the metal directly onto their skin to lighten it, putting themselves and others at risk for serious health problems. To find those most at risk, scientists are reporting today that they can now identify these creams and intervene much faster than before. They're speaking at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
Dust -- and the microbes hitching rides on it -- influences rain, climate
Dusty air blowing across the Pacific from Asia and Africa plays a critical role in precipitation patterns throughout the drought-stricken western US Today, a scientist will present new research suggesting that the exact chemical make-up of that dust, including microbes found in it, is key to making better rain event predictions and explaining how air pollution influences regional climate. She will talk at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
Tattoo biobatteries produce power from sweat (video)
In the future, working up a sweat by exercising may not only be good for your health, but it could also power small electronic devices. Researchers will report at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society that they have designed a temporary-tattoo sensor that can both monitor a person's progress during exercise and produce power from their perspiration. A brand-new video on the research is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_D7JOd07M8&feature=youtu.be.

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

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
A new look at what's in 'fracking' fluids raises red flags
As the oil and gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing proliferates, a new study on the contents of the fluids used raises concerns over several ingredients. The scientists presenting the work today at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society say out of nearly 200 commonly used compounds in 'fracking,' there's very little known about the potential health risks of about one-third, and eight are toxic to mammals.

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

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
Stinky gases emanating from landfills could transform into clean energy
A new technique transforming stinky, air-polluting landfill gas could produce the sweet smell of success as it leads to development of a fuel cell generating clean electricity for homes, offices and hospitals, researchers say. The advance would convert methane gas into hydrogen, an efficient, clean form of energy. Their report was part of the 248th 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: 12-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
Could hemp nanosheets topple graphene for making the ideal supercapacitor?
As hemp makes a comeback in the US after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting that fibers from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, long-touted as the model material for supercapacitors. They're presenting their work, which a start-up company is working on scaling up, at the 248th 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: 12-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
Sniffing out billions in US currency smuggled across the border to Mexico
Criminals are smuggling an estimated $30 billion in US currency into Mexico each year from the United States, but help could be on the way for border guards, researchers will report here today. The answer to the problem: a portable device that identifies specific vapors emitted by US paper money, to be described by researchers here at 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
Innovations with far-reaching potential for the environment and health
The Kavli Foundation Lecture series features two prominent scientists: one in the booming area of ionic liquids, the other in medical materials. The former has made a novel compound with the potential to lower the energy it takes to capture carbon dioxide. The latter has engineered tissues and medical materials such as a stretchy glue that could transform surgery. They are presenting at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
Making cashews safer for those with allergies
For the millions of adults and children in the US who have to shun nuts to avoid an allergic reaction, help could be on the way. Scientists are now developing a way to process cashews -- and potentially other nuts -- that could make them safer for people who are allergic to them. They're presenting their work at the 248th 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: 11-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
Venom gets good buzz as potential cancer-fighter (video)
Bee, snake or scorpion venom could form the basis of a new generation of cancer-fighting drugs, scientists will report. They devised a method for targeting venom proteins specifically to malignant cells while sparing healthy ones, which reduces or eliminates side effects that the toxins would otherwise cause. Their study is part of the 248th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. A brand-new video on the research is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRsUi5UrH7k&feature=youtu.be.

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

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
Keeping filler ingredients out of your cup of coffee
Coffee drinkers beware: Surprise ingredients may be hiding in your coffee, and growing shortages may well increase the chance of having more fillers in the future. A new test that will be reported today at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, may quickly find them before the beverage reaches stores and restaurants.

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

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
Solving a sticky problem with fetal surgery using a glue inspired by the sandcastle worm
In creating an adhesive patterned after glue produced by the lowly underwater sandcastle worm, researchers are reporting today that they may have solved the problem of premature births that sometimes result from fetal surgery. It also could open up numerous opportunities to safely perform more complex fetal surgeries in the future. Their report will be presented at the 248th 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: 10-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
Like cling wrap, new biomaterial can coat tricky burn wounds and block out infection
Wrapping wound dressings around fingers and toes can be tricky, but for burn victims, guarding them against infection is critical. Today, scientists are reporting the development of novel, ultrathin coatings called nanosheets that can cling to the body's most difficult-to-protect contours and keep bacteria at bay. They're speaking about their materials, which they've tested on mice, at the 248th 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: 10-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
On the frontiers of cyborg science
Cyborg technology is bringing us real-life electronic skin, prosthetics and ultra-flexible circuits. Now taking this human-machine concept to an unprecedented level, pioneering scientists are working on the seamless marriage between electronics and brain signaling with the potential to transform our understanding of how the brain works -- and how to treat its most devastating diseases. Their presentation is taking place at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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

Public Release: 10-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
Wine symposium explores everything you wanted to know about the mighty grape (video)
Location. Location. Location. The popular real estate mantra also is equally important to the growing of grapes and the storing of the bottles of the beverage, according to researchers. Those are just two of the many scientific subjects that will be covered in a symposium titled, 'Advances in Wine Research,' at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. A new video explains these topics.

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

Public Release: 10-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
Pregnant women and fetuses exposed to antibacterial compounds face potential health risks
As the Food and Drug Administration mulls over whether to rein in the use of common antibacterial compounds that are causing growing concern among environmental health experts, scientists are reporting today that many pregnant women and their fetuses are being exposed to these substances. They will present their work at the 248th 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: 10-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
Carbon dioxide 'sponge' could ease transition to cleaner energy
A plastic sponge that sops up the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide might ease our tranisition away from polluting fossil fuels to new energy sources like hydrogen. At the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, a researcher will describe a relative of food container plastics that could play a role in President Obama's plan to cut CO2 emissions. The material might also someday be integrated into power plant smokestacks.

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

Award Announcement

Public Release: 5-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
UH professor named 2014 American Chemical Society Cope Scholar
University of Houston chemist Olafs Daugulis is one of 10 scientists receiving the American Chemical Society Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award for 2014. Recognizing his excellence in organic chemistry, Daugulis received the award for the development of transition metal-catalyzed carbon-hydrogen bond functionalization reactions and their practical applications in organic synthesis. He will be recognized at the upcoming ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, giving a presentation titled 'Regioselective Functionalization of Unreactive C-H Bonds.'
Arthur C. Cope Fund

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

Meeting Announcement

Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
Creating buzz about science to help solve pressing global challenges
Leading science communicators will share their latest strategies on how to capture the coveted attention of young students, the public and policymakers to strengthen the scientific enterprise. They will speak at the 248th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, taking place Aug. 10 to 14 in San Francisco.

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

Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
'Next Generation Ambassadors of Chemistry' symposium features up-and-coming chemists
Fifteen rising stars in the field of chemistry will be discussing their work as part of the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. The 'Next Generation Ambassadors of Chemistry' symposium will provide each student with the opportunity to develop skills in scientific productivity and leadership through specialized trainings and workshops. In addition, each student will deliver an oral presentation highlighting their research and findings.

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

Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
How science sizzles in the modern kitchen
Some of the world's finest chemists don't wear lab coats. Instead, they don aprons and toques, and masterfully meld their passion for cooking with an awareness of the science behind the culinary arts. A group of prominent chefs, authors and culinary educators will speak on the topic in San Francisco on Sunday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. until noon, at the 248th 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: 10-Jul-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
American Chemical Society meeting features hands-on family event, energy symposia
A special hands-on outreach program for children and their families exploring everyday chemistry and two symposia on energy (one on hydraulic fracturing and one on solar fuels) are among the presidential events at the American Chemical Society's (ACS') 248th National Meeting & Exposition next month. The gathering of the world's largest scientific society will be held in San Francisco August 10-14.

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

Public Release: 8-Jul-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
Highlights for 2014 national meeting of world's largest scientific society
Journalists registering for the American Chemical Society's (ACS') 248th National Meeting & Exposition this summer will have an abundance of material to mine for their news stories. Nearly 12,000 presentations are planned on a broad range of topics from health to the environment. The meeting, one of the largest scientific conferences of the year, will be held August 10-14 in San Francisco.

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

Public Release: 5-May-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
Press registration opens for 2014 fall national meeting of world's largest scientific society
Journalists may now apply for press credentials for the American Chemical Society's (ACS') 248th National Meeting & Exposition. One of the largest scientific conferences of the year, it will be held Aug. 10-14, in San Francisco, Calif.

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

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