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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 7, 2016

25 Years of Green Chemistry and Green Engineering: The End of the Beginning

By Paul T. Anastas and David T. Allen

This editorial originally appeared in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, as part of the “Building on 25 Years of Green Chemistry and Engineering for a Sustainable Future” special issue. Reflecting on a quarter century of advances in the fields of Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, the strong scientific foundation that has been built is worthy […]

  • green chemistry
  • special issue

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 […]

November 2, 2016

Perspectives on Electro- and Photoreduction of CO2

By Jesse Stanchak

In this video from ACS Energy Letters,  Csaba Janaky of the University of Szeged in Hungary sheds new light on the possibility of using solar energy to convert CO2 into fuels, such as hydrocarbons or alcohols. Such a process could be enormously beneficial, since it could fight climate change by reducing CO2 levels, while also […]

  • Perspectives

November 1, 2016

Abbreviations in Scientific Writing: Friend or Foe

By J. Justin Gooding

A version of this editorial originally appeared in ACS Sensors. A couple of years back the journals ACS Nano, Chemistry of Materials, and Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters assembled a virtual issue of editorials called Mastering the Art of Scientific Publication—20 Papers for 20/20 Vision About Publishing. The issue covers the entire journey of a […]

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 26, 2016

Going Back to the Future With Organometallics Distinguished Author Valentine P. Ananikov

By Jesse Stanchak

More than five years ago, Irina P. Beletskaya and Valentine P. Ananikov published an article in Organometallics entitled, “Can We Predict the Future of Organometallic Chemistry?” The article took a critical eye to the past and present state of the discipline as it stood in 2011. Additionally, the authors made predictions about the future of […]

October 26, 2016

Celebrate Open Access Week With Physical Chemistry Week

By Katherine Stevens

In celebration of Open Access Week, we are highlighting some of the best research made open by our authors via ACS AuthorChoice in 2016. Below are the most-read AuthorChoice articles from our Physical Chemistry portfolio of journals. Learn more about ACS open access initiatives. Read more Open Access Week content: Analytical | Applied | Biological […]

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October 26, 2016

Celebrate Open Access Week With Organic/Inorganic Research

By Katherine Stevens

In celebration of Open Access Week, we are highlighting some of the best research made open by our authors via ACS AuthorChoice in 2016. Below are the most-read AuthorChoice articles from our Organic/Inorganic portfolio of journals. Learn more about ACS open access initiatives. Read more Open Access Week content: Analytical | Applied | Biological | Materials […]

  • Open Access Week

October 25, 2016

Discover the Future of 2D Materials

By Selenah Njoloma

Interested in learning about the future of 2D materials and their applications? Join ACS editors on November 2, 2016 at 10 a.m. (EST) for an hour-long free webinar.  You’ll hear from ACS Publications Associate Editors Mark Hersam of ACS Nano, Jeanie Lau of Nano Letters, Kian Ping Loh of Chemistry of Materials, and ACS Photonics […]

October 24, 2016

Celebrate Open Access Week With Applied Chemistry Research

By Katherine Stevens

In celebration of Open Access Week, we are highlighting some of the best research made open by our authors via ACS AuthorChoice in 2016. Below are the most-read AuthorChoice articles from our Applied Chemistry portfolio of journals. Learn more about ACS open access initiatives. Read more Open Access Week content: Analytical | Biological | Materials Science & […]

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Open Access Week

October 24, 2016

Celebrate Open Access Week With Analytical Chemistry Research

By Katherine Stevens

In celebration of Open Access Week, we are highlighting some of the best research made open by our authors via ACS AuthorChoice in 2016. Below are the most-read AuthorChoice articles from our Analytical Chemistry portfolio of journals. Learn more about ACS open access initiatives. Read more Open Access Week content: Applied | Biological | Materials Science […]

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October 21, 2016

ACS Nano Associate Editor Paula T. Hammond Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

By Ellie Key

ACS Nano Associate Editor Paula T. Hammond has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Hammond is the David H. Koch Professor in Engineering and head of MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering. The honor recognizes her distinguished contributions to medicine and health. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in […]

  • National Academy of Medicine

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 […]

  • ACS Editors' Choice
ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

October 20, 2016

Introducing ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

Get ready to expand the boundaries of chemistry with ACS Publications’ newest journal: ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, which is currently accepting submissions. Starting in 2017, this peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal will publish high-impact basic and applied research from a variety of disciplines, including atmospheric and marine chemistry, astrochemistry, and analytical geochemistry. ACS Earth and Space […]

  • space

October 14, 2016

Nanoparticles that Speed Blood Clotting May Someday Save Lives

By Jesse Stanchak

Whether severe trauma occurs on the battlefield or the highway, saving lives often comes down to stopping the bleeding as quickly as possible. Many methods for controlling external bleeding exist, but at this point, only surgery can halt blood loss inside the body from injury to internal organs. Now, researchers have developed nanoparticles that congregate […]

  • nanoparticles
malaria treatment and open source drug discovery

October 13, 2016

Exploring Malaria Treatment and Open Source Drug Discovery on Reddit

By Katherine Stevens

On October 4, ACS Publications hosted a Reddit AMA with researchers Matthew Todd and Alice E. Williamson of the Open Source Malaria Consortium. Mat and Alice recently published a paper in ACS Central Science on open source drug discovery and its impact on a new treatment for malaria. Their research could have a major impact […]

  • Drug Discovery
  • malaria
  • open source

October 13, 2016

2017 James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award Lectureship Awarded

By Freddy Tellez

Environmental Science & Technology, Environmental Science & Technology Letters and the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry are pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award Lectureship is Professor Meagan S. Mauter from Carnegie Mellon University. This award recognizes the contributions of early career researchers who have led our […]

  • water

October 11, 2016

A Perspective on Lignin Refining, Functionalization, and Utilization

By Dimitris S. Argyropoulos and Claudia Crestini

This editorial originally appeared in the ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Special Issue from October 3, 2016. Lignin is the second most abundant natural polymer in the world, yet its utilization (other than for fuel) makes up only a tiny fraction of the billions of pounds processed from harvested wood and other lignocellulosic crops. There […]

October 7, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease — and more!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: understanding alzheimer’s disease, cellular decision making accelerating nerve Agent hydrolysis — and more! ** Also be sure to read this week’s special collections of research by 2016 Nobel Prize winners in medicine and chemistry. ** Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s […]

  • ACS Editors' Choice
National Nanotechnology Day

October 7, 2016

Celebrate National Nanotechnology Day With These Nanotechnology Resources

By Jesse Stanchak

Mark your tiniest calendar! October 9th is the first-ever National Nanotechnology Day and ACS Publications will be celebrating in a big way. We’ve got events planned, resources to share, and an online conversation anyone can join. What is National Nanotechnology Day? The day is joint project of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office and scientific societies […]

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October 5, 2016

3 Molecular Machine Pioneers Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016

By Jesse Stanchak

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 is awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart, and Ben L. Feringa for their work in developing “molecular machines.” The trio, who will split the prize equally, designed and built molecules that can be controlled to accomplish a task once they’re supplied with energy. Sauvage is being recognized for his […]

  • 2016 Nobel Prize

September 30, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Energy Storage, Improving Biosensors, Reticular Chemistry — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: stable energy etorage, a breakthrough that could lead to improved biosensors, advancements in reticular chemistry — 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 […]

  • ACS Editors' Choice
recycling

September 23, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Contaminants in Paper Recycling — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: contaminants in paper recycling, high-resolution ratiometric temperature mapping in small animals, modeling of lasing action in core–shell metallic nanoparticles — 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 […]

  • ACS Editors' Choice
  • recycling
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

September 21, 2016

I&EC Research Presents Excellence in Review Awards for 2016

By Phillip E. Savage

This editorial originally appeared in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. In conjunction with Peer Review Week 2016 (yes, there is such a thing), which is September 19−25, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research is delighted to announce its first set of Excellence in Review Awards. The peer review system has long been part of the formal […]

  • Peer Review Week

September 16, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Rapid Sepsis diagnostics, A Compound With Multistage Antimalarial Activity — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: rapid sepsis diagnostics, a compound with multistage antimalarial activity, distinctive in-plane cleavage behaviors of two-dimensional layered materials– 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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September 13, 2016

ACS Central Science Introduces a Mobile App

By Andrew Clinton

ACS Central Science is a fully open access, multidisciplinary journal that publishes articles of exceptional quality and interest to the broad chemistry and scientific community. ACS Publications is proud to unveil our newest mobile offering that will help our researchers discover this research while on the go. Introducing: the ACS Central Science App! “This is […]

  • app

September 12, 2016

Why Science Needs Civility

By Sarah Brittman

In an ideal world, science is a wholly objective pursuit. The facts are indisputable. But such a model is too simple to represent reality. Every day new research challenges long-held tenets, probing our understanding to make sure that we do indeed have our facts straight. When all the known data fits one theory, we declare […]

September 9, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Cancer Diagnostics, Vehicle Lightweighting, Nanotechnology Diagnostic Devices — and more!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: cancer diagnostics, vehicle lightweighting, nanotechnology diagnostic devices — 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 […]

  • ACS Editors' Choice
fake medications

September 9, 2016

Watch A Paper-Based Test for Fake Medications In Action

By Jesse Stanchak

Each year, fake or substandard medications kill more than 300,000 people worldwide. Many of these falsified drugs are dispensed in developing countries, where they can either directly harm users or deprive them of needed treatment. Testing medication to ensure it is genuine can be costly and difficult. And with internet sales of medications on the […]

  • 252nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition
  • medications
plants removing volatile organic compounds

September 2, 2016

Watch How Houseplants Help Remove Volatile Organic Compounds

By Jesse Stanchak

If you’re a fan of fresh air (and who isn’t?) a recent discovery may be cause for celebration. Research by State University of New York at Oswego’s Vadoud Niri shows certain common houseplants may provide a lower-cost option for removing volatile organic compounds from the air in homes. He found that plants can be useful for removing compounds such […]

  • 252nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition
  • air pollution
Sun-Protection Solution

August 29, 2016

Sun-Protection Solution Goes Global With ACS Sensors

By Chi Wang

It was a simple idea: a sun-protection solution that would let you know if you’re catching too many rays before you start to burn. It was so simple that J. Justin Gooding, Ph.D., a principal investigator at the University of New South Wales, didn’t even pursue it. He pressed on for several more years managing […]

  • sun exposure

August 26, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Fish-Killing Microalgae — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: fish-killing microalgae, electrochemical reduction of CO2, potential treatment of diabetic nephropathy — 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 […]

  • ACS Editors' Choice

August 25, 2016

Our Editors Win Big at the 2017 ACS National Awards

By Jesse Stanchak

The winners of the 2017 ACS National Awards were announced at the 252nd ACS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia this month. A number of ACS editors came away from the meeting with major awards. The majority of the 2017 ACS National Awards will be presented at an awards ceremony held during the 253rd ACS National Meeting in San […]

  • 2017 ACS National Awards

August 24, 2016

C&EN Roundup: Thyroid Disruptions, Drug Discovery, and Flexible Crystals

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: *** Flint Water Crisis May Also Be Responsible For Legionnaires’ Outbreaks Two recent outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease in Flint, Mich., may be the result of the city’s […]

  • C&EN News

August 19, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Efficient Synthesis of Key Component of Anti-AIDS Drugs — And More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: efficient synthesis of a key anti-AIDS drugs component, understanding meth addiction, ulrastable battery anodes — 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 […]

  • ACS Editors' Choice

August 19, 2016

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters Wants to Spotlight on Your Work

By Gregory D. Scholes

This editorial originally appeared in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. Communicating how and why our work is interesting—or matters—is difficult. An editor of a high-profile journal once said to me: “I’d really like to report more news about breakthroughs in physical chemistry research. But the problem is that I read the abstracts of the […]

August 17, 2016

Could Droplet Testing Replace Microplate Analysis?

By Jesse Stanchak

Scientists have long relied on the 96-well microplate for analyzing samples of blood, DNA and other substances. An entire industry has developed around these plates’ usefulness. And scientists have relied on them for years in diagnostics and other applications, but that could change with a new approach that uses evaporating droplets suspended on tiny pillars, […]

  • medical testing

August 16, 2016

Get to Know 2016 Bioconjugate Chemistry Lecturer Award Winner Xiaoyuan Chen

By Chi Wang

2016 marks the first year of the Bioconjugate Chemistry Lecturer Award. The inaugural award goes to Dr. Xiaoyuan (Shawn) Chen, the Senior Investigator and Chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH. “It’s really an honor to be acknowledged as the first recipient of […]

  • Bioconjugate Chemistry Lecturer Symposium
  • Dr. Xiaoyuan (Shawn) Chen