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2012-08-27 11:48:32

The first trial to study patients with acute coronary syndrome who do not undergo coronary stenting or bypass surgery found no significant difference between two anti-clotting drugs – prasugrel and clopidogrel – in preventing the first occurrence of death, heart attack or stroke.

2012-08-21 23:15:38

The American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, is holding a special symposium today honoring Rudy M. Baum, editor-in-chief of its weekly newsmagazine, whose thought-provoking editorials and editorial leadership made Baum an icon among ACS' more than 164,000 members.

21st Century Morrill Act Needed To Help Ease College Debt
2012-08-21 13:41:23

One hundred and fifty years ago, president Abraham Lincoln signed a law into place that transformed college education, but a new 21st century version would help ease student debt, and help colleges and universities deal with budget cuts.

2012-08-21 12:32:37

A new made-in-the-lab material designed to rejuvenate the human voice, restoring the flexibility that vocal cords lose with age and disease, is emerging from a collaboration between scientists and physicians.

Coconut Water Better For You Than Sports Drinks
2012-08-21 06:08:38

Put that Gatorade down if you want to amplify your sports life and grab some coconut water instead, according to new research.

2012-08-20 22:13:36

A new process for converting municipal waste, algae, corn stalks and similar material to gasoline, diesel and jet fuel is showing the same promise in larger plants as it did in laboratory-scale devices, the developers reported here today.

Science Needed To Help Free Innocent Prisoners
2012-08-20 14:08:30

Thousands of convicted inmates are sitting in a prison, including dozens on death row, that are innocent, but one project is collaborating with the American Chemical Society (ACS) to try and keep forensic experts accountable to science.

Meet NASA's Hyperwall
2012-08-20 11:17:58

NASA showed up in style here at the 244th American Chemical Society's National Meeting & Exposition in Philadelphia. The space agency set up a booth in the Convention Center, featuring plenty of swag, as well as the NASA hyperwall.

Thinner Aerogel Is 500 Times Stronger
2012-08-20 08:16:23

An enhanced version of the world's lightest solid material, said to be as much as 500 times stronger than its predecessors, was unveiled during a meeting of the American Chemical Society on Sunday.

Resveratrol In Red Wine Can Help Prevent Falls
2012-08-20 06:22:39

A substance found in red wine could help prevent mobility issues and reduce the risk of life-threatening falls amongst senior citizens, researchers announced during a meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) on Sunday.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.