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Research News Release

Public Release: 21-Mar-2018
American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting
Banana plant extract could be key to creamier, longer lasting ice cream
Scientists say they are closing in on a cool solution to a sticky problem. They've found that adding tiny cellulose fibers extracted from banana plant waste to ice cream could slow melting, increase shelf life and potentially replace fats used to make the tasty treat. The researchers will present their results today at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 21-Mar-2018
American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting
Make way for the mini flying machines
Tiny floating robots could be useful in all kinds of ways, for example, to probe the human gut for disease or to search the environment for pollutants. In a step toward such devices, researchers describe a new marriage of materials, combining ultrathin 2-D electronics with miniature particles to create microscopic machines. The researchers will present their results today at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 21-Mar-2018
American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting
Elephant and cow manure for making paper sustainably
It's likely not the first thing you think of when you see elephant or cow dung, but this material turns out to be an excellent source of cellulose for paper manufacturing. Upcycling manure into paper products could be a cheap and environmentally sound method to get rid of this pervasive agricultural waste. The researchers will present their results today at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 21-Mar-2018
American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting
New 4-D printer could reshape the world we live in
Scientists report that they have developed a powerful new printer that could streamline the creation of self-assembling structures that can change shape after being exposed to heat and other stimuli. They say this unique technology could accelerate the use of 4-D printing in aerospace, medicine and other industries. The researchers will present their results today at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 21-Mar-2018
American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting
The perfect shot of espresso every time with chemistry
The average American drinks more than three cups of coffee a day, contributing to a $40 billion industry in the US alone, according to the National Coffee Association. But not all coffee is created equal; flavor profiles vary. Focusing on espresso, scientists say they have now unlocked the key to creating consistent cups of java. The researchers are presenting their results today at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 20-Mar-2018
American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting
Continuously killing bacteria on coated stainless steel -- add bleach to recharge
Stainless steel is the gold standard for kitchen appliances and cookware, but bacteria can grow on these surfaces, contaminating food. Current coatings available on the market are pricey and potentially harmful, so scientists have now developed an affordable specialized polymer coating for such surfaces that they can recharge with bleach treatments. The researchers are presenting their results today at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 20-Mar-2018
American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting
Tiny gels sop up intestinal toxins
Bacterial infections that target the intestine can cause conditions that range from uncomfortable to deadly. While it's easy to blame the bacteria, it's actually the toxins the bacteria produce that trigger inflammation, diarrhea, fever and cramps. Researchers now report the development of a microgel scavenger that targets toxins instead of bacteria. They will present their results today at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 20-Mar-2018
American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting
'Candy cane' polymer weave could power future functional fabrics and devices
If scientists are going to deliver on the promise of implantable artificial organs or clothing that dries itself, they'll first need to solve the problem of inflexible batteries that run out of juice too quickly. Today, researchers report that they've developed a new material by weaving two polymers together in a way that increases charge storage capacity. The researchers are presenting their results at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 20-Mar-2018
American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting
Wildfire intensity impacts water quality and its treatment in forested watersheds
The recent Thomas Fire was the largest wildfire in in California's modern history. Now, researchers report that wildfires in forested watersheds can have a variable but predictable impact on the substances that are released from soils and flow into drinking water sources. The research provides important insights for water utilities evaluating treatment options after severe wildfires. The scientists will present their results today at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 20-Mar-2018
American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting
Making fragrances last longer
From floral perfume to fruity body wash and shampoos, scents heavily influence consumer purchases. But for most, the smell doesn't last long after showering. Scientists have now developed a way to get those fragrances to stick to the skin longer instead of washing down the drain immediately after being applied. The researchers are presenting their results today at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 20-Mar-2018
American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting
Smoked foods are tastier, less harmful with a tip from the auto industry
Infusing foods with smoke can impart delicious nuanced flavors, but could also come with an unwelcome side of carcinogens. To reduce the carcinogen content of smoked foods, researchers took a lesson from the automobile industry, running the smoke through a zeolite filter to remove harmful compounds. It worked, and with a happy bonus: superior smoke flavor. The researchers will present their results today at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 20-Mar-2018
American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting
Vegetable compound could have a key role in 'beeting' Alzheimer's disease
A compound in beets that gives the vegetable its distinctive red color could help slow the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain, a process associated with Alzheimer's disease. Scientists say this could lead to the development of drugs that could alleviate some of the long-term effects of the disease, the world's leading cause of dementia. The researchers will present their results today at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 19-Mar-2018
American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting
From landfill to lipstick: Grape waste as a cosmetic and food ingredient
The world drinks a lot of wine, and that means a lot of grapes are consumed. But not every part of the grape ends up in the bottle. Seeds, stalks and skins end up in landfills. Now, researchers say they have found useful commercial applications, such as prolonging the shelf life of fatty foods, for these wine leftovers. The researchers present their work at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 19-Mar-2018
American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting
Progress toward a new flu treatment, thanks to a small tweak
This year's aggressive flu season reminds everyone that although the flu vaccine can reduce the number of people who contract the virus, it is still not 100 percent effective. A tweak to a small-molecule drug shows promise for future production of new antiviral therapies that could help patients, regardless of the strain with which they are infected. The researchers present their work at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 19-Mar-2018
American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting
Identifying 'designer' drugs taken by overdose patients
Medical professionals are scrambling to meet growing demand for emergency room treatment of drug overdoses, but they're hampered by the lack of a quick and easy test to screen patients for synthetic 'designer' drugs. Chemists are developing such a test with the hope that hospitals could eventually use it to choose the appropriate treatment. The researchers will present their results today at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 19-Mar-2018
American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting
Implantable sensor relays real-time personal health data to a cell phone
Personalized medicine is one step closer thanks to tiny, implantable sensors that can send data to a computer or cell phone to give early warning of a person's developing health problems. Future versions of these devices could indicate the most effective type of exercise for an individual athlete, or help in the triage of wounded soldiers. The researchers will present their results today at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 18-Mar-2018
American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting
Living sensor can potentially prevent environmental disasters from fuel spills
By the time a Colonial Pipeline leak was detected last fall during a routine inspection, vapors from the quarter-million gallons of released gasoline were so strong they prevented pipeline repair for days. Now, scientists report technology that would alert pipeline managers about leaks much earlier, avoiding the environmental disasters and fuel distribution disruptions resulting from pipeline leaks. The researchers present their work today at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 18-Mar-2018
American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting
The Swiss army knife of smoke screens
The military uses smoke grenades to provide cover for people and tanks on the move. But the smoke arms race is on. Increasingly, sensors can now go beyond the visible range into the infrared (IR) region of the spectrum. So, researchers report developing a new kind of smoke that obscures both visible and IR detection. The researchers will present their results today at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Meeting Announcement

Public Release: 8-Mar-2018
American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting
Opening session at ACS meeting will focus on nexus of food, energy and water
During the Opening Session and Welcome Reception, five scientists will explore a variety of subjects related to the 'Nexus of Food, Energy and Water' theme of the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. The meeting will take place March 18 to 22 in New Orleans.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 5-Feb-2018
American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting
Highlights for the 2018 American Chemical Society spring national meeting
Journalists registering for the American Chemical Society's 255th National Meeting & Exposition will have a wealth of new scientific information available for their news stories. More than 13,000 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 March 18-22 in New Orleans.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 23-Jan-2018
American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting
Press registration opens for 2018 spring national meeting of the American Chemical Society
Journalists may now apply for press credentials for the American Chemical Society's 255th National Meeting & Exposition, one of the largest scientific conferences of the year. It will be held March 18-22, 2018, in New Orleans.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Press Conference

Public Release: 21-Mar-2018
American Chemical Society's 255th National Meeting & Exposition press conference schedule
Attend press conferences live -- online at http://bit.ly/ACSLive_NOLA or in person -- at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Press conferences will be held Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Below is the schedule, which will be updated as needed.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

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