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December 4, 2018

Reflections on 2018 from Chemical Research in Toxicology

By Shana J. Sturla

In many ways, this was a year like any other for Chemical Research in Toxicology (CRT), a volume of diverse, exciting, important, rigorous research findings at the intersection of Toxicological Sciences and Chemistry in its 31st year. In other ways, it was a major event, with a new Editor-in-Chief—me!—and a team of Associate Editors coming […]

December 4, 2018

Protein Captures Lanthanide Traces

By Mark Peplow, special to C&EN

Lanthanides were once thought to have no role in biology, but that dogma was shattered when researchers discovered bacteria that rely on these elements to survive. Yet the microbes’ ability to gather highly insoluble lanthanide ions from their environment has remained a puzzle. Joseph A. Cotruvo Jr. and colleagues at Pennsylvania State University have now […]

December 3, 2018

Watch How Flexible Electronic Skin Could Help Humans and Machines Interact

By Jesse Stanchak

New research published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces reports the development of ultrathin, stretchable electronics that can be easily transferred to 3D objects or made to adhere to human skin. The paper’s authors say these flexible electronics could improve man-machine interfaces in a variety of ways. The researchers fabricated a ∼5 μm thick circuit by […]

ACS Author University

November 30, 2018

Starting Your Paper: When Should You Start Writing?

By Yousif Memon

Writing your research paper is as important as the research itself. It’s what people see. It can also help outline subsequent avenues to explore before you’ve finished. Stuart Rowan, Ph.D., Barry L MacLean Professor for Molecular Engineering Innovation and Enterprise at the University of Chicago and Editor-in-Chief of ACS Macro Letters puts it best by saying […]

November 30, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Enabling Wound Healing With Wearable Nanogenerators

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Enabling wound healing with wearable nanogenerators — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to highlight the transformative power of chemistry. […]

November 30, 2018

Uncovering the Chemical Secrets of Burned Bones

By Alla Katsnelson, for C&EN

Burned bones hold stories. From them, anthropologists can gather clues about how an ancient culture dealt with its dead or cooked its meat; forensic scientists might glean identifying information about victims of a house fire or a terrorist attack. Yet it has been notoriously difficult to extract useful information from burned bones because fire dramatically […]

November 29, 2018

Crystal Growth & Design Editors Share Recent Research Highlights

By Sonja Krane

Crystal Growth & Design (CG&D) Editor-in-Chief Robin Rogers and members of the journal’s editorial team highlight recent research published in CG&D, describing exciting findings in crystal growth, crystal engineering, and applications of crystalline materials. CG&D aims to facilitate innovation in every aspect of research and development in the crystalline state. Crystal Engineering External stimuli such […]

November 28, 2018

Keeping Up With the Dr. Joneses: How Reading Widely Can Improve Your Science

By Angela Carlson

Staying competitive as a researcher is hard. You need to ensure the success of your experiments while simultaneously keeping an eye on your competitors. Because time is one of your most precious resources, it can be tempting to focus solely on your drug, molecule, or gene, but the reality is that to be truly competitive, […]

Alzheimer's Disease Tau Hypothesis

November 27, 2018

Get the Latest Research on the Tau Hypothesis in Alzheimer’s Disease

By Molly Ferns

Since 1983, November has been recognized in the U.S. as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Today the U.S. is home to more than 5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s Disease. Although significant research efforts and resources have been devoted to both treating and slowing the progression of the disease, a clinically effective drug target for Alzheimer’s […]

November 26, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of October 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

There are lots of different ways to look at the reach of an article. You can look at citations, Altmetric Attention Scores, awards, and more. One way to consider the influence of an article is just by looking at how many people chose to read it. To that end, we’ve compiled lists of the five […]