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Research News Release

News Release 27-Aug-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting
Nanoparticles could someday give humans built-in night vision
Movies featuring heroes with superpowers are all the rage. But while these popular characters are mere flights of fancy, scientists have used nanoparticles to confer a real superpower on ordinary mice: the ability to see near-infrared light. Today, scientists report progress in making versions of these nanoparticles that could someday give built-in night vision to humans. The researchers will present their results at the American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition.

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

News Release 27-Aug-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting
'MasSpec Pen' for accurate cancer detection during surgery
A major challenge for cancer surgeons is to determine where a tumor starts and where it ends. The 'MasSpec Pen,' a handheld device in development, could someday enable surgeons to distinguish between cancerous and healthy tissue with greater certainty in seconds, while in the operating room. Today, researchers report first results of its use in human surgeries. They will present findings results at the American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition.

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

News Release 27-Aug-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting
Chipping away at how ice forms could keep windshields, power lines ice-free
How does ice form? Surprisingly, science hasn't fully answered that question. But researchers today will explain their finding that the arrangements that surface atoms impose on water molecules are the key. Their work has implications for preventing ice formation on windshields, ships and power lines, and for improving weather prediction. The researchers will present their results today at the American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition.

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

News Release 27-Aug-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting
Peptide hydrogels could help heal traumatic brain injuries
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) -- defined as a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts normal brain function -- sent 2.5 million people in the U.S. to the emergency room in 2014. Today, researchers report a self-assembling peptide hydrogel that, when injected into the brains of rats with TBI, increased blood vessel regrowth and neuronal survival. The researchers will present their results at the American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition.

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

News Release 27-Aug-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting
ACS Omega
Using a smartphone to detect norovirus
University of Arizona researchers have developed a simple, portable and inexpensive way to detect minute amounts of norovirus.
National Science Foundation, Water and Environmental Technology Center at the University of Arizona, Tucson Water

Contact: Emily Dieckman
edieckman@email.arizona.edu
760-981-8808
University of Arizona College of Engineering

News Release 27-Aug-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting
Skin creams aren't what we thought they were
Anyone who has gone through the stress and discomfort of raw, irritated skin knows the relief that comes with slathering on a creamy lotion. Creams generally contain a few standard ingredients, but little is known about how these components interact. Now, researchers report the first direct glimpse of how a cream or lotion is molecularly structured, and it's not quite what they expected. The researchers present their results today at the American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition.

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

News Release 27-Aug-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting
Unraveling the history and science behind ancient decorative metal threads
When it comes to historical fashion, nothing stands out more than an item woven with shiny metal threads. But the historical record has limited insight into how these materials were made, and conservation efforts limit scientists' ability to obtain samples with destructive methods. Today, researchers report their progress toward a new, less damaging methodology for analyzing metal threads. The researchers will present their results at the American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition.

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

News Release 27-Aug-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting
Smartphone-based device for detecting norovirus, the 'cruise ship' microbe
Made infamous by outbreaks on cruise ships, norovirus can really ruin a vacation, causing vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain. But the highly infectious virus can also strike closer to home, with outbreaks occurring in municipal water systems, schools and restaurants. Today, researchers report a new device that can detect a handful of norovirus particles in water. The researchers will present their results at the American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition.

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

News Release 26-Aug-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting
Producing protein batteries for safer, environmentally friendly power storage
Proteins are good for building muscle, but their building blocks also might be helpful for building sustainable organic batteries that could someday be a viable substitute for conventional lithium-ion batteries, without their safety and environmental concerns. By using synthetic polypeptides and other polymers, researchers have taken the first steps toward constructing electrodes for such power sources. They will present findings at the American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition.

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

News Release 26-Aug-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting
Remodeling unhealthful gut microbiomes to fight disease
You are what you eat -- right down to the microbiome living in your gut. Today, scientists will report the development of molecules that can change, or remodel, unhealthful gut microbiomes in mice into more healthful ones. The research could also someday be applied to other conditions related to diet. The researchers will present their results at the American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition.

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

News Release 26-Aug-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting
Making polyurethane degradable gives its components a second life
Polyurethane waste is piling up, but scientists have a possible solution: They have developed a method to make polyurethane degradable. Once the original product's useful life is over, the polymer can easily be dissolved into ingredients to make new products such as superglue. The researchers will present their results today at the American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition.

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

News Release 26-Aug-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting
Flame retardants -- from plants
Flame retardants are present in thousands of everyday items, from clothing to furniture to electronics. Although these substances can help prevent fire-related injuries and deaths, they could have harmful effects on human health and the environment. Today, scientists report potentially less toxic, biodegradable flame retardants from an unlikely source: plants. The researchers will present their results at the American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition.

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

News Release 26-Aug-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting
Cleaning pollutants from water with pollen and spores -- without the 'achoo!' (video)
In addition to their role in plant fertilization and reproduction, pollens and spores have another, hidden talent: With a simple treatment, these cheap, abundant and renewable grains can be converted into tiny sponge-like particles that can be used to grab onto pollutants and remove them from water, scientists report. Even better, these treated particles don't trigger allergies. The researchers will present their results today at the American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition.

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

News Release 26-Aug-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting
Disappearing act: Device vanishes on command after military missions (video)
A polymer that self-destructs? Once a fictional idea, polymers now exist that are rugged enough to ferry packages or sensors into hostile territory and vaporize immediately upon a military mission's completion. The material has been made into a rigid-winged glider and a nylon-like parachute fabric. It could also be used someday in building materials or environmental sensors. The researchers will present their results today at the American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition.

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

News Release 26-Aug-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting
New technique gives polyurethane waste a second life
Polyurethane is used in a wide range of materials, including paints, foam mattresses, seat cushions and insulation. These diverse applications generate large amounts of waste. A team at the University of Illinois has developed a method to break down polyurethane waste and turn it into other useful products.

Contact: Ananya Sen
diya@illinois.edu
217-333-5802
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau

News Release 26-Aug-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting
New way to bump off ticks: Dry up their saliva (video)
Saliva from a tick's bite can transmit pathogens that cause serious illnesses, such as Lyme disease, and significant agricultural losses. Scientists have been seeking new ways to prevent these pesky arachnids from spreading pathogens. Now, researchers report that compounds they previously identified can dry up ticks' saliva by upsetting the balance of ions in the tick salivary gland. The researchers present their results today at the American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition.

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

News Release 25-Aug-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting
How diabetes can increase cancer risk
For years, scientists have been trying to solve a medical mystery: Why do people with diabetes have an increased risk of developing some forms of cancer? Today, researchers report a possible explanation for this double whammy. They found that DNA sustains more damage and gets fixed less often when blood sugar levels are high, thereby increasing cancer risk. The researchers will present their results at the American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition.

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

News Release 25-Aug-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting
Chocolate muddles cannabis potency testing
Since the first states legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, several others have joined them, and cannabis-infused edibles, including gummy bears, cookies and chocolates, have flooded the market. But these sweet treats have created confusing results for scientists trying to analyze their potency and purity. Now researchers report that components in chocolate might be interfering with cannabis potency testing. The researchers will present their results at the American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition.

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

News Release 25-Aug-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting
Skin patch could painlessly deliver vaccines, cancer medications in one minute
Nearly 100,000 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed annually, and 20 Americans die every day from it. Now, researchers have developed a skin patch that efficiently delivers medication within one minute to attack melanoma cells. The device, tested in mice and human skin samples, also could be adapted to deliver other vaccines. The scientists present their findings today at the American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition.

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

Award Announcement

News Release 28-Aug-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting
MUSC's Patrick Woster joins Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame
Patrick M. Woster, Ph.D., SmartStateŽ Chair in Drug Discovery and chair of the Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina, has been inducted as one of four new members in the American Chemical Society Division of the Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame. This recognition acknowledges Woster's contributions to the field of medicinal chemistry and to the training of future medicinal chemists.

Contact: Heather Woolwine
woolwinh@musc.edu
843-792-7669
Medical University of South Carolina

News Release 25-Aug-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting
Talented 12: Chemical & Engineering News announces its 2019 rising stars in chemistry
Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society (ACS), unveiled its 'Talented 12' list today. Sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific, this feature, recognizes young stars in the chemical sciences that are working to solve some of the world's most challenging problems. These innovators will be debuted at an event today at ACS' Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition in San Diego and are featured in this week's issue of C&EN.

Contact: Katherine Stevens
k_stevens@acs.org
202-776-8225
American Chemical Society

Meeting Announcement

News Release 18-Jul-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting
Highlights for the 2019 American Chemical Society national meeting in San Diego
Journalists may now apply for press credentials for the American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting and Exposition, one of the largest scientific conferences of the year. The meeting will be held Aug. 25-29, 2019, in San Diego.

Contact: Elizabeth Zubritsky
e_zubritsky@acs.org
202-872-8061
American Chemical Society

News Release 22-May-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting
Press registration opens for American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition
Journalists may now apply for press credentials for the American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition, one of the largest scientific conferences of the year. The meeting will be held Aug. 25-29, 2019, in San Diego.

Contact: Elizabeth Zubritsky
e_zubritsky@acs.org
202-872-8061
American Chemical Society

Press Conference

News Release 27-Aug-2019
American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting press conference schedule
Attend press conferences live - online or in person -- at the Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Press conferences will be held Monday, Aug. 26 and Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. 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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