Spinal cord injury and Alzheimers risk among topics at American Chemical Society meeting


A new treatment for fixing detached retinas, immune system damage from agricultural pesticides, and the hazards of mercury in the environment will be featured at a gathering of the worlds largest scientific society in Orlando, Fla., April 7-11.

Orlando, Fla. More than 6,500 cutting-edge research findings will be presented at the 223rd national meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 7-11, in Orlando. Nearly 11,000 scientists are expected to attend the meeting, which will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive. Highlights include:

  • A dietary intervention that might help prevent postpartum depression
  • Compounds that could aid in spinal cord repair
  • Discussion of potentially dangerous interactions of common household chemicals
  • A technique to predict risk of Alzheimers disease
  • A new approach toward fighting highly destructive termites

News releases and advisories will be posted on the World Wide Web, on an embargoed basis, at www.eurekalert.org under the "ACS 223rd national meeting" button. They will also be posted at www.chemistry.org when the embargoes are lifted.

The meeting is open to accredited news media. The pressroom will be located in Room 309A, on the third level of the Convention Center. It will open for on-site registration from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 6, and it will be open Sunday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., and on Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon, Eastern Time.

News media must register at the pressroom to receive badges for admittance to events. Press kits will include a complete set of meeting abstracts, news releases on selected research papers, and a s


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