Latest Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Stories

Help Lower Your Blood Sugar With Green Coffee Bean Extract
2013-04-09 13:18:44

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A study funded by a company which produces an extract from green coffee beans has found that this substance can help lower and even control blood sugar levels. This extract is taken from green and unroasted coffee beans and is sold as a powerful antioxidant to regulate blood sugar levels and improve other body functions. Joe Vinson, PhD, a professor of chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, Scranton, conducted the study...

Adding Microbes To Water To Benefit Consumers
2012-10-26 14:00:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast produced by the American Chemical Society (ACS) has consistently been putting forth groundbreaking, research-based solutions to problems facing people around the world. The latest episode, based on a paper recently published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, explains how water filtration systems might be used to encourage the growth of beneficial...

American Chemical Society Meeting Begins
2012-08-20 06:07:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The 244th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) kicked off in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Sunday, bringing about vibrant announcements regarding research and new discoveries. There is an estimated 14,000 scientists and other attendees at the event, which has been nicknamed the "World Series of Science." ACS said researchers will deliver topics ranging from chemistry's role in establishing the innocence of people...

2012-05-30 05:03:45

As students across the country are leaving academics behind for the summer, fifteen boys and five girls are doing quite the opposite. They are headed for the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., to attend a study camp where they will compete for a spot on the U.S. International Chemistry Olympiad Team. During the camp, the students will receive college-level training, with an emphasis on organic chemistry, through a series of lectures, problem-solving exercises, lab work, and...

2010-10-21 09:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of National Chemistry Week (NCW), MicroConstants, a bioanalytical and pharmacokinetic-specialty Contract Research Organization (CRO) in San Diego, California, has joined with Herbert Hoover High School to help raise awareness of the significance of chemistry in our everyday lives. National Chemistry Week is a community-based annual event organized by the American Chemical Society (ACS) to unite local ACS sections, businesses, schools and...

2009-11-16 15:11:36

A first-of-its kind inhalable measles vaccine for developing countries, where the disease remains a scourge. A "nanogenerator" that could recharge iPods and other electronic devices with a shake. And for Fido and Fluffy, a long-awaited once-a-month pill for both ticks and fleas. It's list season, the time to prepare inventories of what stood out in 2009 and holds promise for the year ahead. Those three advances are among more than 250 research advances publicized in 2009 by the American...

2009-09-30 08:54:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemical Society (ACS) will host events for families, teachers and children of all ages at a "Festival de Quimica" Saturday, Oct. 3, during the Hispanic Engineering Science and Technology Week Community Day celebration. The week-long HESTEC event beginning Sept. 27 is being held on the campus of the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) in Edinburg. At Saturday's free "Festival de Quimica" which will be held from 4 to 9...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.