• Useful ACS resources on COVID-19

    Christopher LaPrade at ACS kindly supplied the following links to the scientific resources that ACS, ACS Publications, and CAS have produced on COVID-19, including its mechanisms, potential therapeutics/vaccines and o...
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  • Nat Immunol: Revealing New Mechanisms of Increased Immunity Following Lung Infection

    According to a recent study by the Francis Crick Institute, the immune system response to respiratory infections is constantly changing, depending on the history of previous unrelated infections.   The body has...
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  • Takeda Scientist Recognized by the 2020 Peter J. Dunn Award for Green Chemistry & Engineering Impact in the Pharmaceutical Industry

    By Evan Riley, Communication Associate, ACS Green Chemistry Institute   The recipient of this year’s Peter J. Dunn Award for Green Chemistry & Engineering Impact in the Pharmaceutical Industry is Dan B...
  • Updated version of Cyclic Voltammetry (CV) simulator written in Excel

    Updated version of Cyclic Voltammetry (CV) simulator written in Excel uploaded to ACS Network. Requires Microsoft Windows 8.1 Office software or later. Link: https://communities.acs.org/docs/DOC-58016-cyclic-voltammet...
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  • Anisotropic Lignin Nanoparticles, A Potential Weapon Against Covid-19?

    Lignin, the second abundant renewable resources next to cellulose, is part of our dietary fibers and has been shown to have human health benefits. Lignin has also confirmed to have antivirus properties and been patent...
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  • Inaugural Chang Research Fellowship Winners Announced

    By Jenny MacKellar, Program Manager, ACS Green Chemistry Institute   Supporting the next generation of green chemists is a strategic priority for the ACS Green Chemistry Institute (GCI). Luckily, the chemist...
  • An Online Resource for General Chemistry

    Are you suddenly taking your General Chemistry course online because of the coronavirus? I have daily (MWF) worksheets for General Chemistry I and II, which are available free from my website. You will need a password...
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  • Improving One's Web Presence

    With the termination of the Webs.com web-hosting service, we have seen a large migration of Local Section Websites to the ACS Network. The majority of these transitions took place rather smoothly last s...
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  • PNAS: New Study Shows that Remdesivir Prevents Coronavirus MERS-CoV Infection in Monkeys

    In a new study, researchers from the National Institutes of Health reported that the experimental antiviral drug remdesivir (also known as GS-5734) successfully prevented rhesus monkeys infected with the Middle East R...
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  • Spring Section Activites

    Due to the corona virus and many of the schools, colleges and universities in the East Texas Local Section region being closed, all scheduled events are being cancelled through May. We will resume our meetings in the ...
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    The Wabash Valley Local section would like to congratulate and celebrate with Ed Mottel in his 50th year as an ACS member.  Ed Mottel specialized in inorganic chemistry and computers in chemical education through...
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  • Education Night

    To minimize the speed of spread of COVID-19, Education Night at Rose-Hulman, April 20th, has been cancelled.  We are planning on recognizing outstanding chemistry students and giving individual awards through the...
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  • What are the functions of Rapamycin?

    Rapamycin (RAPA), also known as “sirolimus”, was first discovered by scientists in the soil of Easter Island, Chile in 1975 due to its strong antifungal properties. Rapamycin is a macrolide antib...
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  • PROTAC technology: Small molecule drug research and development mass murderer is coming!

    Protein degradation targeted chimera (PROTAC) PROTAC technology began in 2001 that uses the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS), the intracellular “cleaner” for cleaning up denatured, mutated, or harmfu...
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  • p53 target new drug! Aprea’s Blood Cancer Combination Therapy Receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation

    Aprea Therapeutics is a Boston-based biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative cancer therapies that reactivate the tumor suppressor protein p53. Recently, the company announc...
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  • Nat Commun: SKP2 inhibitors such as niclosamide reduce MERS-CoV coronavirus replication in vitro by up to 28,000 times

    The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was first discovered in 2012 and can cause severe or even fatal pneumonia. There is currently no effective treatment for MERS-CoV. In a new study, res...
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  • Promoting Your Web Presence

    When it comes to developing a valuable web presence for your component group, building a website is only half the battle. Regardless of your site’s content or design, if no one visits the space, there is no real...
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  • VDAC Oligomers Found to Promote Mitochondrial DNA Release and Autoimmune Responses

    The immune system uses its mitochondria to self-stimulate innate and adaptive responses against infection. Reactive oxygen species (ROS), immunogenic mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and even whole mitochondria are mobilized...
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  • Chemists Celebrate Earth Week

    Help spread positive messages about chemistry during "Chemists Celebrate Earth Week". Volunteers are needed for programs at the Oshkosh Public Library on April 18 and at the Oshkosh Boys & Girls Club on April 21. ...
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  • Recent Papers Published

    Check out our recent papers on synthesis and properties of TiO2  thin films:   - Godoy Junior, A.; Pereira, A.; Gomes, M.; Fraga, M.; Pessoa, R.; Leite, D.; Petraconi, G.; Nogueira, A.; Wender, H.; Miyakawa,...
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