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  • Science & the Public

    Calendar marks chemistry milestones

    January 1, 2011, ushers in the International Year of Chemistry. The American Chemical Society has compiled on online calendar that points to landmark events and trivia to celebrate on roughly 250 days, if you’re so inclined.

    It begins with the January 1 establishment of Chemical Abstracts, 104 years ago. Chem Abstracts, which maintains a registry of all publicly disclosed chemicals,...

    01/01/2011 - 10:37 Humans & Society, Chemistry
  • Feature

    2010 Science News of the Year: Nutrition

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    Fish oil packs a punch Omega-3 fatty acids are turning up in plenty of promising reports, but some tests fail to show a benefit. Reported anti-inflammatory effects of the compound may help to shake out just how these nutrients boost health. High levels of omega-3s are found in fish oil from cold-water species and in walnut and flaxseed oils.


    12/17/2010 - 14:02
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    American Chemical Society meeting highlights


    March 29

    Cap or cork, it’s the wine that matters most

    SAN FRANCISCO — Don’t judge a wine by its cover. In a survey of the chemistry and flavor of pinot noir and chardonnay, consumers couldn’t discern wines capped with natural corks from screw caps, scientists reported March 25 at the spring meeting of the American Chemical Society. The results suggest that the...

    04/07/2010 - 16:35 Chemistry
  • Science & the Public

    Walnuts slow prostate cancer growth

    SAN FRANCISCO A new study suggests that mice with prostate tumors should say “nuts to cancer.” Paul Davis of the University of California, Davis, hopes follow-up data by his team and others will one day justify men saying the same.

    For years, this nutritionist had been studying heart benefits of walnuts. Most nuts – in sensible quantities – can benefit the heart. But among...

    03/27/2010 - 22:02 Nutrition, Chemistry, Numbers, Biomedicine, Humans & Society