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October 17, 2018

Slippery Liquid-Repellent Surface Toughs It Out

By Prachi Patel for C&EN

Surfaces that ward off liquids can keep ice off roofs, bacterial films off medical implants, and barnacles off ships. In an effort to keep such surfaces slippery for longer periods of time, researchers have developed a new kind of liquid-repelling coating that can heal itself when damaged. A slippery liquid-repellent coating is made of silicone […]

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October 15, 2018

Using Words Effectively: Helping Your Audience Understand Chemistry Research

By Yousif Memon

Communicating chemistry research to the public is often daunting. But researchers will not get their point across unless they can explain their work in a way that everyone understands. In this video, ACS Editors give you tips on how to make sure your research is understandable, without watering down the science. cript> Professor Susannah Scott […]

October 12, 2018

Bile Acids Sneak Nanoparticles into the Bloodstream

By Erika Gebel Berg for C&EN

Bile has a bad rap and often connotes an ill temper. But it plays a critical role in digestion and, thanks to new work, might eventually reduce the need for needles. While most people prefer oral medications to shots, many agents can’t be swallowed because gut enzymes would destroy molecules before they could work. To […]

October 12, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Immunomodulating Nanomedicine for Cancer Therapy — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Immunomodulating nanomedicine for cancer therapy — 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. […]

October 12, 2018

2 New Applied Materials Journals Begin Accepting Submissions

By Charley James

If you’re a chemist focused on applied polymer materials or applied electronic materials, your research has a new home. The newest members of the ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces line of journals, ACS Applied Electronic Materials and ACS Applied Polymer Materials, are now accepting submissions. The journals expect to publish their first articles online before […]

October 11, 2018

Sunitha Nagrath Wins the 2018 Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award

By Brooke Howell

Dr. Sunitha Nagrath is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan and the winner of the 2018 Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award. The award honors the contributions of an individual who has demonstrated exceptional technical advancement and innovation in the field of microfluidics or nanofluidics in his or her early career. Analytical Chemistry and The Chemical […]

October 10, 2018

Meet ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering’s Early Career Board Members

By Molly Ferns

ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering has announced the members of its inaugural Early Career Board. This initiative will provide young investigators with guidance and insight into the editorial process as they pursue their independent research careers. Over the course of a three-year term, the journal will foster professional mentoring relationships between its established Editorial Advisory […]

October 10, 2018

A New Process for Nutrient Loss in the Ocean?

By Deirdre Lockwood, for C&EN

A newly identified microbial process may be stealing nutrients from phytoplankton, the microorganisms at the base of the ocean food web. The process could change researchers’ understanding of nutrient cycling in the ocean, which influences the growth of these microscopic marine plants and bacteria and their effect on climate. Like plants on land, phytoplankton use […]

October 9, 2018

Meet the Next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemical Education: Thomas Holme

By Freddy Tellez

The American Chemical Society  (ACS) named Professor Thomas Holme of Iowa State University as the next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemical Education (JCE). Established in 1924, this high-impact chemical education publication is co-published by the ACS Division of Chemical Education and ACS Publications. Holme will succeed Professor Norbert J. Pienta of the University of Georgia […]