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Sustainable Water Toolkit Launched By The American Chemical Society
2013-08-05 10:40:48

American Chemical Society The American Chemical Society (ACS) has launched Sustainable Water, a web-based toolkit featuring an anchor video and dozens of other resources to foster greater understanding of the challenges in providing a sustainable supply of clean water -- and the possible scientific solutions. With 163,000 members, ACS is the world's largest scientific society. The video points out that people around the world are facing shortages of clean water. At least 80 countries...

2013-07-31 10:47:27

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS') award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series describes a report demonstrating that unprocessed, raw cotton has an amazing ability to sop up oil while also being eco-friendly. Based on a report by Seshadri Ramkumar, Ph.D., in the ACS journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, the new podcast is available without charge at iTunes and from http://www.acs.org/globalchallenges. In light of the...

2013-07-26 13:41:37

Scientists have discovered a new molecule that prevents cancer cells from responding and surviving when starved of oxygen and which could be developed into new treatments for the disease, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society today (Friday). Cancer Research UK scientists at the University of Southampton found that this molecule targets the master switch -- HIF-1 -- that cancer cells use to adapt to low oxygen levels, a common feature in the...

2013-07-26 11:43:05

Developing ways to treat cancer patients with drugs that kill only cancer cells and that have fewer side effects is one of the topics in the premiere segment of the 2013 season of a popular video series from the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. The videos are available at http://www.acs.org/PrizedScience and on DVD. Titled Prized Science: Peter Stang on Building Molecules, the first episode of the 2013 series features the research of Peter J. Stang,...

2013-07-25 10:10:21

The virus that causes those painful lip blisters known as cold sores has an internal pressure eight times higher than a car tire, and uses it to literally blast its infectious DNA into human cells, scientists are reporting in a new study. Discovery of the pressure-driven infection mechanism — the first in a human virus — opens the door to new treatments for viral infections, they add in a study in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Alex...

2013-07-24 10:17:34

A new method for producing electricity from carbon dioxide could be the start of a classic trash-to-treasure story for the troublesome greenhouse gas, scientists are reporting. Described in an article in ACS' newly launched journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters, the method uses CO2 from electric power plant and other smokestacks as the raw material for making electricity. Bert Hamelers, Ph.D., and colleagues explain that electric power-generating stations worldwide release...

2013-07-22 20:44:49

Thiols are sulfur-containing molecules found in most proteins of the human body. Characterized by their 'garlicky' smell, they also give coffee, sweat and the spray of skunks their unique odor. Because they are so widespread in biology, medicine and materials science, thiols are ideal targets for connecting molecules like drugs or polymers together, except that they must first be fitted with a chemical group that acts like an adaptor to other molecules. One of the most potentially useful of...

2013-07-10 15:54:05

Scientists are making strides toward unraveling the surprisingly complex chemistry underpinning that axiom of infant feeding "breast is best," according to an article in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News. C&EN is the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. Jyllian Kemsley, C&EN senior editor, points out that their findings reveal many intriguing and sometimes counterintuitive ways in which sugars, proteins...


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Organometallics
2012-05-17 15:18:17

Organometallics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Chemical Society. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is John A. Gladysz. Organometallics publishes records in one of the most active fields for organometallic, inorganic, organic, and materials chemists. Articles, communications, mini-reviews, and notes detail the synthesis, structure, bonding, chemical reactivity and reaction mechanisms, and applications of organometallic and organometalloidal compounds....

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
2012-05-15 08:55:54

The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1950 and published by the American Chemical Society. The current editor-in-chief, James N. Seiber, has served as editor of the journal since 1999. His career has included positions in industry, government, and academia. He is an emeritus faculty member in the Department of Environmental Toxicology at the University of California, Davis. This journal publishes cutting edge original research...

Journal of the American Chemical Society
2012-05-15 08:23:05

The Journal of the American Chemical Society is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1879 by the American Chemical Society. The journal has absorbed two other journals in history: the Journal of Analytical and Applied Chemistry (1893) and American Chemical Journal (1914). It is published on a weekly basis and is edited by Peter J. Stang (University of Utah). This journal publishes original research papers in all fields pertaining to chemistry and publishes nearly 16,000 pages...

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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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