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Livermore research in accelerator mass spectrometry highlighted at ACS meeting

LIVERMORE, Calif. -- DNA damage formed during carcinogenesis is just one of the topics researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will discuss during the 228th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia....... Paul Henderson of Livermore's Biology and Biotechnology Research Program (BBRP) will host a mini symposium titled "Emerging Applications of Accelerat...

Carnegie Mellon University hosts ACS-PRF summer school on green chemistry

... ... The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS-PRF) is sponsoring a summer school on green chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University. Close to 100 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from countries including Canada, the United States, Uruguay, Brazil and Mexico will come to Carnegie Mellon for a week of immersion in green chemistry, the science of replacing polluting pr...

Nanotechnology highlights from the ACS national meeting in Anaheim, Calif., March 28-April 1

EMBARGO NOTE FOR REPORTERS: EACH PAPER LISTED IN THIS TIPSHEET IS...EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL ITS DATE AND TIME OF PRESENTATION. ... ...ANAHEIM, Calif. From stain-free clothing to scratch-resistant eyeglasses to longer lasting sunscreen lotions, nanotechnology the science and technology of the ultra small is already making an impact on our lives. Now, it's poised to make an even broader imp...

Homeland security highlights ACS scientific meeting in New York Sept. 7-11

Numerous research papers on homeland security, including protection of the nation's food supply, safeguarding chemical plants and detection of chemical and biological warfare agents, will be presented at the American Chemical Society's 226 national meeting in New York City Sept. 7-11. Many other research topics also will be discussed, including the health benefits of tea, global climate change...

ACS announces awards for environmentally conscious business innovation

A Brooklyn, N.Y., researcher and companies in Kentucky, California, Delaware and Georgia were honored today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for using chemistry to improve the environment....... The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge awards have been presented annually since 1996 to recognize businesses and individuals that have discovered innovative ways to significantly reduce po...

German chemist wins ACS Irving Sigal Fellowship

BOSTON, Aug. 18 -- The American Chemical Society has awarded Hendrik Luesch, a German chemist now studying at the University of Hawaii, the Irving S. Sigal Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2002-2004. The Fellowship, presented by the world's largest scientific society, will fund Luesch's research for two years. ...... Named in memory of Irving S. Sigal, a chemist who died in the 1988 bombing of PanAm F...

ACS's JobSpectrum to help state labs fill public health jobs; fight terrorism

The American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) announce a new partnership to help state public health laboratories prepare for biomonitoring to combat the growing threat of chemical terrorism. This partnership is supported with funds provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through a cooperative agreement with APHL. The initi...

New gene therapy shows promise for hemophiliacs

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL -- University of Minnesota researchers have demonstrated that it may be possible to treat hemophilia A through the use of human blood outgrowth endothelial cells, or BOECs, as a vehicle for gene therapy. Lead researcher Robert Hebbel, M.D., the George Clark Professor and vice chair for research, department of medicine, reports that the use of BOECs has "resulted in sustain...

Designer diets: ACS symposium will explore relationships between diet and genes, August 28-29

...The old adage, "you are what you eat," faces an update as a prescription to "eat what you are." If researchers are correct, the diet of the future may be custom-tailored to the shape of our personal genetic profiles. Scientists believe the emerging science of nutrigenomics, which studies interactions between genes and diet, may lead to better treatments for diseases including diabetes, cance...

First-ever Technology Transfer Fair featured at ACS National Meeting

. . .Representatives from more than 20 organizations will discuss their latest technology innovations at the Technology Transfer Fair, to be held August 21-22, as part of the 220th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the worlds largest scientific society. The meeting will be held in Washington, D.C., August 20-24, and is expected to draw up to 10,000 scientists.. .Two ACS divisio...

Highlighting USGS Science At ACS

. . . . . .Calcium Carbonate Mineralization Plays Role in Maintaining Ecosystem Balance in South Florida: .Anthony R. Hoch, a USGS scientist, will discuss how the rate of calcium carbonate (calcite) mineralization in the Florida Everglades is affected by naturally occurring dissolved organic matter. The mineralization of calcite plays an important role in the regulation of the Everglades' water...

ACS Conference Brief: An Innovative Molecular Assembly

. . . Supramolecular arrays -- complex molecules that people could use to monitor.or influence biological or chemical activity -- might identify spoiled seafood,.carry drugs to tumor sites, or filter uranium ions from nuclear wastewater..The challenge is in designing and building them. . UC Davis researchers have been exploring two molecules of particular.interest -- calixarene and porphyrin, wh...

ACS Aids Cornell Vet School Cancer Research

.Robert E. Oswald, professor of pharmacology, received $166,000 in ACS funds for a two-year study, "Structure and Regulation of Cdc42Hs," while James W. Casey, associate professor of microbiology and immunology, was granted $90,000 for a two-year continuation of his study, "Development and Regression of a Retroviral Induced Sarcoma." .The Oswald study examines mutations in pathways used by growt...
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