Category: Biological Chemistry

June 19, 2017

2016 Journal Citation Reports®: ACS Journals Have Highest Impact Factor in Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

The 2016 Journal Citation Reports® are in – and once again ACS journals have the highest Impact Factor and/or the most citations in 14 scientific categories, including six core chemistry categories. The 2016 Journal Citation Reports® found: ACS journals have a portfolio median of 4.849 in 2016, up from 4.803 the year before. More than […]

June 16, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: The Past and Future of Conducting/Semiconducting Conjugated Polymers — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: The past and future of conducting/semiconducting conjugated polymers, synthetic approaches to the new drugs approved during 2015, carbon dioxide as a traceless caramelization promotor — 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 […]

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May 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of April 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in April of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each multidisciplinary chemistry ACS Publications journal in April 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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May 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of April 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in April of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each biological chemistry ACS Publications journal in April 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, such […]

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May 9, 2017

ACS Chemical Biology EIC Laura L. Kiessling Elected to the American Philosophical Society

By Ellie Key

Laura L. Kiessling, Editor-in-Chief of ACS Chemical Biology, Director, Keck Center for Chemical Genomics, Laurens Anderson Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Steenbock Professor of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, was recently elected to the American Philosophical Society (APS). “I was completely surprised to be elected to the American Philosophical Society! There are amazing chemists among […]

May 5, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Frameworks for Highly Stable Lithium Ion Batteries

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: three-dimensional arylene diimide frameworks for highly stable lithium ion batteries, the effects of inhaled nano particles on vascular disease, treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis — 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 […]

May 2, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of March 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in March of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each biological chemistry ACS Publications journal in March 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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April 17, 2017

A Closer Look at Solutions for Drug-Resistant Infections

By Ruth Neale

Solutions for Drug-Resistant Infections (SDRI 2017) conference met in Brisbane, Australia between April 3-5, 2017. Brisbane welcomed 230 delegates from 18 countries and a range of distinguished invited speakers who are world leading experts in research, industry, funding and policy in the field of drug-resistant infections. The conference covered the following topics and themes: Antimicrobial […]

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April 4, 2017

Experimental Treatment Reverses Paralysis Caused by Autoimmune Diseases in Mice

By Jesse Stanchak

In the ultimate betrayal, one’s own immune system can turn against the protective sheath that envelops neurons in the brain, leaving the body paralyzed. Researchers have developed an experimental treatment that tames the wayward immune system in rodents, returning the power of movement to paralyzed mice. The approach may someday combat autoimmune diseases, such as […]

March 16, 2017

#ACSMicrobiome Webinar Part 3: The Microbiome in Health and Disease

By Bryan McBournie

Our bodies are filled with microorganisms, and scientists are just beginning to learn how they interact with each other and with our bodies. On August 16, 2016, ACS Infectious Diseases and Journal of Proteome Research presented The Microbiome in Health and Disease, final installment in the three-part #ACSmicrobiome Webinar Series, which examined what scientists are […]

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March 15, 2017

Medicinal Chemistry in India

By Brooke Howell

Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters were excited to join ACS Publications in supporting Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery India 2017 (MCADDI 2017), a residential course in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery that was held Feb. 14 to 18 at Biocon Academy in Bangalore, India. The course was co-sponsored by the ACS […]

March 15, 2017

ACS Announces Its Support for the March for Science

By Jesse Stanchak

The American Chemical Society (ACS) announces its support of the March for Science to be held on Earth Day, April 22. The March, which coincides with the annual ACS event called Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED), aligns with the Society’s key goal of fostering understanding and appreciation of science by the public, the media, and […]

March 14, 2017

2017 Biomacromolecules/ Macromolecules Young Investigator Award Winners Announced

By Ellie Key

The ACS journals Biomacromolecules, Macromolecules and ACS Macro Letters in partnership with the Division of Polymer Chemistry are proud to announce the selection of Professors Richard Hoogenboom of Ghent University and Rachel O’Reilly of the University of Warwick, as the winners of the 2017 Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award. Professors Hoogenboom and O’Reilly will be honored during an award symposium at the ACS […]

March 9, 2017

#ACSmicrobiome Webinar Part 2: Microbiome Technologies

By Bryan McBournie

The scientific community is learning more about microorganisms and how they interact with each other in microbiomes. Technology is making their discoveries possible and more is needed to advance their research even further. On August 11, 2016, ACS Nano and Analytical Chemistry presented Microbiome Technologies, the second in the three-part #ACSmicrobiome Webinar Series. The webinar […]

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February 24, 2017

Communicating the Impact of Climate Change on Reddit

By Katherine Stevens

On February 14, ACS hosted a Reddit AMA with ACS Expert Andy Jorgensen on communicating climate change information with non-scientists. Jorgensen is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toledo, where works with his students to understand how people learn scientific principles. His most recent work includes developing educational materials […]

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February 24, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Engineering Defects to Create Superior Nanomaterials — and more!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Engineering defects to create superior nanomaterials,  interactions of emulsion drops and gas bubbles in complex fluids, targeted photothermal breast cancer therap — 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 […]

February 10, 2017

Talking Improved TB Testing with Mireille Kamariza

By Jesse Stanchak

Stanford doctoral candidate Mireille Kamariza helped make headlines last year, joining her adviser (and ACS Central Science Editor-in-Chief) Carolyn Bertozzi to present on a new test for diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) at the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in Philadelphia. Improved TB testing could make a huge difference in the lives of millions […]

February 10, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Using Chlorophyll in Visible Light Catalysis — And More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: using chlorophyll as a photosensitizer in visible-light photoredox catalysis, developing a new generation of metal chelating polymer (MCP) reagents, studying long-term human exposure to organophosphate flame retardants — 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 […]

February 3, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Quantifying Biodiversity Losses — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: quantifying biodiversity losses, perspectives on electrochemical CO2 capture, medicinal chemistry of curcumin — 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 […]

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February 1, 2017

C&EN Roundup: Controlling Pain With Light, Printing With Nanoparticle Ink, and Studying Human-Plant Hybrid Cells

By Jesse Stanchak

Chemical & Engineering News covers the world of chemistry, from research and education to business and policy. Here’s a sampling of their coverage of research from ACS journals: *** Nanoparticle Ink Opens Up New Printing Possibilities Researchers have found a way to add iridescent colors to nanopatterned polymer sheets using ink containing silver nanoparticles. An […]

January 27, 2017

Most Read Articles of 2016: Multidisciplinary Chemistry Journals

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 […]

January 25, 2017

Most Read Articles of 2016: Biological Chemistry

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 […]

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January 19, 2017

Meet the Editors of ACS Omega

By Selenah Njoloma

What makes ACS Omega different from other journals? For starters, it has four Co-Editors from all around the world, each bringing a different expertise and a unique point of view to the journal. Cornelia Bohne, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Victoria, Canada and a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada (FCIC) Deqing […]

January 6, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Diagnosing Diseases By Analyzing Breath

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: diagnosing diseases by analyzing breath, micromotors, looking back at the field of block polymers — 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 […]

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machine learning force fields

December 30, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Machine Learning Force Fields and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: machine learning force fields, expediting combinatorial data set analysis, biomonitoring human albumin adducts — 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 […]

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How Cancer Spreads

December 27, 2016

Understanding the Factors That Influence How Cancer Spreads

By Jesse Stanchak

Nine out of 10 cancer deaths care caused by cancer cells spreading from the primary tumor to other parts of the body. A better understanding of cell shape adaptation and its relationship to metastasis may lead to better treatment decisions. Why does cancer sometimes spread more aggressively in some patients than others? Part of the […]

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Flexible electronics manufacturing

December 16, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Manufacturing Flexible Electronics — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Manufacturing flexible electronics, preventing infections from medical devices, recycling lithium-ion batteries — 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 […]

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December 12, 2016

10 Big Ideas No Scientist Can Afford to Ignore

By Jesse Stanchak

Some experiments might take place in a vacuum, but science never does. The pursuit of knowledge only happens within the context of the wider world. Research is not driven by pure, idle curiosity. Social, political, and economic trends influence every area of our lives, including the questions we ask and the work we do to […]

December 6, 2016

Understanding the Chemistry of How Addictions Form

By Jesse Stanchak

More than a hundred years ago, Ivan Pavlov conducted what would become one of the most famous and influential psychology studies —he conditioned dogs to salivate at the ringing of a bell. Now, scientists are able to see in real time what happens in the brains of live animals during this classic experiment with a […]

December 2, 2016

ACS Honors the Discovery of Ivermectin

By Keith Lindblom

This month the American Chemical Society designated the discovery of ivermectin as a National Historic Chemical Landmark in a ceremony at Merck & Co., Inc., in Rahway, New Jersey. Why is the discovery of ivermectin such an important achievement in the history of chemistry? The story starts when a scientist discovers a lowly bacterium near […]

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December 2, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Novel Methods of Agricultural Pest Control and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Novel methods of agricultural pest control, lead-free perovskite solar cells, fighting neurodegenerative diseases with antioxidants — 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 […]

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Productive Scientists

November 29, 2016

Discover the 7 Habits of Productive Scientists

By Chi Wang

Do you often find yourself busy but not very productive? Do you struggle with deadlines or fumble your way through projects? Maybe you have a lot of great ideas but don’t have time to execute them. If that’s the case, maybe you need to adopt some of the productivity secrets of ACS Publications Editors-in-Chief. George […]

November 23, 2016

ACS Editors Shine on 2016 Highly Cited Researchers List

By Jesse Stanchak

A total of 54 editors of ACS Publications journals appeared on the 2016 Highly Cited Researchers list from Thomson Reuters. The Highly Cited Researchers list is determined by looking at highly-cited papers published between 2004-2014 in science and social sciences journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection. Thomson Reuters defines “highly-cited paper” as […]

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November 16, 2016

Welcome the Newest Associate Editors of ACS Publications Journals – Q3 2016

By Jesse Stanchak

New associate editors bring more than just changes to a publication’s masthead. They bring new experiences, new perspectives and new ideas to their publications. Get to know some of ACS’ latest associate editors and learn what unique gifts they’ll be bringing to their respective journals. *** Thomas Riedl, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces What do […]

November 11, 2016

ACS Editor’s Choice: Taming Membrane-Disrupting Antibiotics — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: nanocarriers for cancer drugs, photocarrier dynamics in solar cells, taming membrane-disrupting antibiotics — 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 […]

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November 8, 2016

Using Hydrogels to Heal Damaged Hearts

By Jesse Stanchak

During a heart attack, clots or narrowed arteries block blood flow, harming or killing cells within the tissue. Afterwards, those damaged tissues may weaken and pump less blood. Researchers may have discovered an effective treatment to heart failure, in the form of hydrogels. In animal tests, injections of hydrogels into the heart were able to […]

November 4, 2016

ACS Editor’s Choice: Understanding Water Usage — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Understanding water allocation, treating chronic pain, studying nanoconfined water — 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 […]

October 31, 2016

What Happens to Your Body When You Feel Afraid?

By Jesse Stanchak

Halloween is a season for  jitters and jump-scares galore. But what happens inside your body when you feel afraid? And why do so many of us seem to actually like scaring ourselves silly? ACS Chemical Neuroscience Associate Editor Anne Andrews recently appeared on NBC’s “Today” show to uncover the mysteries behind the chemistry of fright. […]

October 28, 2016

ACS Editor’s Choice: Treating Coronary Heart Disease — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: treating coronary heart disease, molecular machines, hexavalent chromium in drinking water wells – and more! Also, in honor of Open Access Week, ACS is promoting ACS AuthorChoice article from every journal. View articles by portfolio: Analytical | Applied | Biological | Materials Science & Engineering | Organic/Inorganic | Physical   Each and every day, ACS grants […]

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October 21, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: 3-D Recordings of Brain Activity — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: 3-D recordings of brain activity, light control of insulin release, ensuring the accuracy of compound registries — 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 […]

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