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In the future, dietary supplements and functional food products obtained from egg whites, soybeans, and oats may offer safer alternatives to conventional drugs for fighting cancer, obesity and other major diseases, researchers say. That's because scientists are reporting that these and other foods contain protein segments, called bioactive peptides, which have some amazing health-promoting properties. To learn about recent studies on this hot research topic, check out this must-read article in Chemical & Engineering News.

Resources for Covering Earth Day 2009
The American Chemical Society's (ACS) observance of Earth Day on April 22 Chemists Celebrate Earth Day 2009 will include community events focused on the theme, "Air The Sky's the Limit" based on understanding and protecting the planet's atmosphere. For Earth Day 2009, ACS is sponsoring an illustrated haiku poetry contest about environmental chemistry for children in grades K-12 and a "Reduce Your Carbon Footprint" community program for children across the nation. Other events include presentations on global warming, the benefits of wind power and other educational projects. Check www.acs.org/earthday for details about Earth Day activities.

ACS pressroom blog
The American Chemical Society's Office of Public Affairs (OPA) has created a new pressroom blog to highlight prominent research from ACS' 34 journals. The blog includes daily commentary on the latest news from the weekly PressPa
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