Highlights for the hybrid ACS Fall 2022 meeting, in Chicago or virtual

Newswise — WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2022 — Journalists who register for the fall meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will have access to nearly 11,000 presentations on topics including methods for food upcycling and conversion, options for energy storage, research about pollution mitigation, innovative technologies in the lab, breakthroughs in health and medicine research, … Read more

‘Heroes of Chemistry’ recognized for contributions to health, medicine and more

Newswise — WASHINGTON, July 20, 2022 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) is honoring researchers and companies for developing products that have led to significant advancements in health and medicine and other consumer applications. The 2022 winners will be inducted into the Heroes of Chemistry scientific hall of fame, which ACS has sponsored annually since … Read more

‘Heroes of Chemistry’ recognized for contributions to health, medicine and more

Newswise — WASHINGTON, July 20, 2022 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) is honoring researchers and companies for developing products that have led to significant advancements in health and medicine and other consumer applications. The 2022 winners will be inducted into the Heroes of Chemistry scientific hall of fame, which ACS has sponsored annually since … Read more

Turning White Blood Cells Into Medicinal Microrobots with Light

Newswise — Medicinal microrobots could help physicians better treat and prevent diseases. But most of these devices are made with synthetic materials that trigger immune responses in vivo. Now, for the first time, researchers reporting in ACS Central Science have used lasers to precisely control neutrophils — a type of white blood cell — as … Read more

Tiny Fish-Shaped Robot ‘Swims’ Around Picking Up Microplastics

Newswise — Microplastics are found nearly everywhere on Earth and can be harmful to animals if they’re ingested. But it’s hard to remove such tiny particles from the environment, especially once they settle into nooks and crannies at the bottom of waterways. Now, researchers in ACS’ NanoLetters have created a light-activated fish robot that “swims” … Read more

Human Cells Take in Less Protein From a Plant-Based Meat Than From Chicken

Newswise — Many people have now embraced the plant-based meat movement. Plants high in protein, such as soybeans, are common ingredients, but it’s been unclear how much of the nutrient makes it into human cells. In ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers report that proteins in a model plant-based substitute were not as … Read more

American Chemical Society CEO announces his retirement

Newswise — WASHINGTON, May 31, 2022 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) announced today that Thomas Connelly, Jr., Ph.D., will retire from his position as ACS chief executive officer at the end of the year after more than seven years of serving in this role. In addition to effectively navigating the organization through the unprecedented … Read more

American Chemical Society joins US National Academy of Sciences in effort to support researchers forced to flee Ukraine

Newswise — WASHINGTON, April 21, 2022 — With a $500,000 donation, the American Chemical Society (ACS) has joined the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in an effort to help researchers who are being forced to flee Ukraine because of Russia’s invasion. The donation will support the NAS’ Scientists and Engineers in Exile or Displaced … Read more

American Chemical Society joins US National Academy of Sciences in effort to support researchers forced to flee Ukraine

Newswise — WASHINGTON, April 21, 2022 — With a $500,000 donation, the American Chemical Society (ACS) has joined the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in an effort to help researchers who are being forced to flee Ukraine because of Russia’s invasion. The donation will support the NAS’ Scientists and Engineers in Exile or Displaced … Read more