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Founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress, the American Chemical Society (ACS) are one of the world’s largest scientific organizations, with more than 200,000 individuals in their global community across 140 countries. Their mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and all its people. ACS's vision is to improve all people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.

Latest American Chemical Society Content

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Lab-Grown Wheat Protein Grown To Form "Muscle" and "Fat" Layers

Edible, inexpensive plant proteins could be used to grow cultivated meat with layers of "fat" and "muscle" that produce meat-like textures.
Old couple looking out at the sea.

Treating Parkinson’s Disease With Tiny Magnets

Researchers report in ACS’ Nano Letters a new application for the technique, called magnetogenetics, that uses very small magnets to wirelessly trigger specific, gene-edited nerve cells in the brain.
LED Battery.

Researchers Generate Next-Generation, Cobalt-Free Batteries

Researchers in ACS Central Science report evaluating an earth-abundant, carbon-based cathode material that could replace cobalt and other scarce and toxic metals without sacrificing lithium-ion battery performance.
Icebergs from above.

“Forever Chemicals” Are Crisscrossing in the Arctic Ocean

PFAS circulating in the polar waters in an uneven feedback loop, whereby the Arctic Ocean exports almost as many chemicals to the North Atlantic Ocean as it receives back.
MYC protein.

Scientists Tame Protein That Fuels 75% of Cancers

UC Riverside researchers have found a way to rein MYC, the shapeless protein responsible for making the majority of human cancer cases worse in. Offering hope for a new era of treatments.
A lab worker.

Reusable and Recyclable, This New Hydrogel Slashes Its Environmental Impact

Princeton researchers have created a new type of hydrogel that is recyclable, yet still tough and stable enough for practical use (and reuse).
Solar panel field.

Engineers Prevent Degradation of Promising Solar Cell Materials

Georgia Tech materials engineers have unraveled the mechanism that causes degradation of a promising new material for solar cells — and they’ve been able to stop it using a thin layer of molecules that repels water.
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Blue Light That Encourages Sleep Developed

A blue LED has been developed that can encourage sleep, unlike conventional blue light used in screens, which disrupts melatonin production.
A man wearing glasses with the blue light from his device reflecting off them.

Next Generation Blue Light LED’s Can Both Prevent and Also Promote Sleep on Command

Blue light from LED lamps can mess with your sleep because it disrupts production of the natural sleep hormone melatonin. Researchers have designed more “human-centric” LEDs that could potentially enhance drowsiness or alertness on command.
Two wires clipped to a sliver box with tubes coming off. Two vials of clear liquid sit to the side.

A New System for Producing Green Hydrogen Cheaply and Efficiently

Small ruthenium particles and a solar-powered system for water electrolysis could be the solution for cheap, efficient green hydrogen production.