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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.

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Analytical Tool Designed To Accelerate Production of Biologics

Rutgers researchers have created an analytical tool expected to accelerate the discovery and production of biologic drugs that are often at the cutting edge of biomedical research.
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A New Wearable Technology — for Plants

Researchers have created a wearable sensor for plant leaves that stays put, and makes it easy to remotely manage plants’ water stress.
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"Smart" Diaper Developed for Bedside Urine Testing

A sensor has been designed that can be incorporated into a diaper to measure multiple components of urine and provide bedside analyses for elderly or infant patients.
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Children’s Products Labeled "Water-" or "Stain-Resistant" May Contain PFAS

Researchers have shown that some children’s products advertised as water- or stain-resistant contain PFAS, even items labeled “green” or “nontoxic.”
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"Greener" Alternative to Toxic Red Smoke

The red smoke of a flare on a roadway warns motorists to be cautious, but the anthraquinone dyes are thought to be harmful to human health. Now, researchers have identified a less toxic alternative.
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"Fruitier" Dark Chocolate Obtained From Moist Fermentation

Researchers have found that an alternative processing step called “moist incubation” results in a fruitier, more flowery-tasting dark chocolate than the conventional fermentation process.
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Team Biosynthesizes Anticancer Compound Found in Australian Stinging Tree

Researchers have published a method to biosynthesize a compound called moroidin, which is naturally found in the silicon needles of the Australian stinging tree (Dendrocnide moroides). This new method could help to facilitate research into the compound's anticancer properties.
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Silk Tags Help To Catch Counterfeit Medications

Scientists have created edible tags with fluorescent silk proteins, which could be placed directly on pills or in a liquid medicine to differentiate the genuine product from fakes.
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Uneveness in Lithium Batteries Limits Their Performance

A study suggests that stress among misaligned particles in typical cathodes limits lithium flow in batteries.
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Oversexed Moths Are Ruining Apples for Everyone

Instead of pesticides, farmers may soon use pheromones to combat pests thanks to innovative approaches in production and distribution.
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