Every month through this landmark year, the IYC Virtual Journal will highlight the many ways in which chemistry improves everyday life for people around the world. Join us in celebrating how chemists and other scientists work to protect the environment; develop lifesaving new medicines; create cleaner, greener and more sustainable sources of energy; design new materials for cars, buildings, electronics as products, medical implants and a host of other products. Those four specific topics – health, energy, environment, and materials – are the core themes of the IYC Journal. Free access to the full text of the selected journal content will be available to all visitors of the IYC Virtual Journal throughout 2011.
Be sure to check out videos from the Spellbound Series, featuring interviews with scientists about what inspired them to pursue science careers.
We hope you share our interest about an advance toward a breath test to diagnose multiple sclerosis; a better imaging agent for heart disease and breast cancer; fracking for oil offering a new technology; getting plants to rid themselves of pesticide residues; how school classroom air may be more polluted with ultrafine particles than outdoor air; how cotton fabric cleans itself when exposed to ordinary sunlight and much more; and the IYC Virtual Journal’s other vignettes on chemistry.
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We hope you share our interest about turning up the heat to kill cancer cells: “The Lance Armstrong effect;” how the Giant Fire-Bellied Toad’s brain brims with powerful germ-fighters; home washing machines as the the source of potentially harmful ocean “microplastic” pollution; a report that at long last there are new plastics for baby bottles, shopping bags, and much more.
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Blood protein in lung cancer that could improve diagnosis and treatment; the battle against the bedbug epidemic; a “green” process for biodiesel from feather meal and the IYC Virtual Journal’s other vignettes on chemistry.
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“Super sand” for water purification; the safety of seafood from the Gulf of Mexico; an improved method of testing for cholera; an invisibility cloak material (for all you Harry Potter fans); and the IYC Virtual Journal’s other vignette’s on chemistry. Read More >>
Built-in timer for improving accuracy of cost saving paper-strip medical tests; a promising drug for cataracts; the finding that homes pollute water more than was thought; the growing advantages of “green” roofs; new woes for silicones in cosmetics and personal care products are just some of the fascinating research topics in this issue of the IYC Virtual Journal. Read More >>
Nose drops to treat brain cancer; an ingredient in soap that points toward new drugs for infection that affects 2 billion; the fact that clean fuels could reduce deaths from ship smokestacks by 40,000 annually; the finding that potentially toxic flame retardants have been detected in baby products; a new molecular robot that can be programmed to follow instructions are just some of the fascinating research topics in this issue of the IYC Virtual Journal. Read More >>
We hope you share our interest about re-growing lost limbs; an advance toward earlier detection of melanoma; a “green grid” for delivering solar and wind-based electricity; the fact that cocaine production increases destruction of Colombia’s rainforests; an advance that could speed use of genetic material RNA in nanotechnology, and the IYC Virtual Journal’s other vignettes on chemistry. Read More >>
We hope you share our interest about supercharged proteins that enter biology’s forbidden zone; new insights into the link between anti-cholesterol statin drugs and depression; the fact that “thirdhand smoke” may be bigger health hazard than previously believed; a study contending that the “toxic toy crisis” requires fresh solutions and development of a “nanodragster” that races toward the future of molecular machines, and the IYC Virtual Journal’s other vignettes on chemistry. Read More >>
This issue highlights those four special subject areas with summaries of more than a dozen research articles, written in non-technical format, based on research published in ACS’ 39 peer-reviewed scientific journals and Chemical & Engineering News, its weekly newsmagazine. Read More >>
Check out our selection of articles for March around the four core themes of the International Year of Chemistry – health, energy, environment, and materials with free access to the related news and research articles. We hope you share our fascination with the progress toward potential new drugs for Alzheimers’ disease; the creation of inexpensive and efficient water filters; the recent advances in the use of nanotechnology to cure cancer; and the IYC Virtual Journal’s other vignettes on chemistry. Read More >>
Our monthly journal serves as a complement to the wonderful milestones, the triumphs and the trivia in chemistry and related fields of science described on the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) popular 365: Chemistry for Life online calendar. Read More >>
This issue highlights those areas of endeavor with summaries of more than a dozen research articles, written in non-technical format, based on research published in ACS’ 39 peer-reviewed scientific journals and Chemical & Engineering News, its weekly newsmagazine. Read More >>