Announcing ACS Au, a Suite of Global Open Access Journals

ACS Publications will launch a suite of nine global open access journals in 2021, collectively known as ACS Au, led by Professor Shelley D. Minteer of the University of Utah. All nine journals will be compliant with the most stringent open access requirements, including those listed under ‘Plan S’ and those of funders requiring publication…

April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month

Increasing awareness of mathematics and statistics is vitally important. Both play a significant role in addressing many real-world problems, including climate change, disease, sustainability, the data deluge, and internet security. Research in these and other areas is ongoing, yielding new results and applications every day in fields such as medicine, manufacturing, energy, biotechnology, and business….

Humans are wiping out chimpanzee cultures

By Gretchen Vogel When chimpanzees encounter humans, it’s usually bad news for the chimps. Logging, hunting, and epidemics have helped push chimpanzee populations to the brink across their range in West and Central Africa. Now, a new study suggests human activity may also rob chimp populations of their cultures. Chimpanzees perform distinct behaviors, such as using…

Healthy habits for healthy families

American Psychological Association Over the last 30 years, the rate of childhood obesity has tripled, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.1 More than a third of children and teens are now overweight or obese. And unhealthy eating habits can continue into adulthood. Luckily, parents and caregivers can help jumpstart and then sustain a…

Two common flavoring chemicals in e-cigarettes can damage lung cells

In lab tests, the additives, including one associated with ‘popcorn lung,’ decrease the numbers of cells that keep airways clean Known for its buttery aroma, diacetyl is a popular flavorant in the food industry. In the early 2000s, studies revealed an association between the compound and bronchiolitis obliterans, or “popcorn lung,” a disease first observed…

How to Harness Your Anxiety

Research shows that we can tame anxiety to use it as a resource. The New York Times By Alicia H. Clark Oct. 16, 2018 Anxiety has long been one of the most feared enemies in our emotional canon. We fear its arrival, feel helpless and trapped under its spell, and grant it power to overtake us…

Brain-eating amoebae halted by silver nanoparticles

“Clinically-Approved Drugs Against CNS Diseases as Potential Therapeutic Agents to Target Brain-Eating Amoebae” ACS Chemical Neuroscience Halloween is just around the corner, and some people will celebrate by watching scary movies about brain-eating zombies. But even more frightening are real-life parasites that feed on the human brain, and they can be harder to kill than…

Green tea compound helps siRNA slip inside cells

“Green Tea Catechin Dramatically Promotes RNAi Mediated by Low Molecular Weight Polymers” ACS Central Science Drinking green tea has been linked to health benefits ranging from cardiovascular disease prevention to weight loss. Although many of these claims still need to be verified in the clinic, an antioxidant in green tea called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) appears…

Why You Can Look Forward to Being Happier in Old Age

By JEFFREY KLUGER If life wanted to mess with you, it couldn’t have come up with a better way than death. Especially the lead-up. Your strength flags; your world narrows; much of what once gave you pleasure and satisfaction is now gone. But as it turns out, happiness is still very much with you—often even more…