Navigation Links
New 'chemical radar' among national security innovations in ACS podcast
Date:9/4/2008

of Global Challenges includes:

  • Development of an "optical fingerprinting" technique for early detection of smallpox, anthrax, and other bioterrorism agents. The device could be used in football stadiums, airports, shopping malls, areas where large numbers of people might be exposed to attacks.

  • A new rapid detection method for ricin, a dangerous plant toxin found in castor beans with no known antidote. With 100 million pounds of castor bean waste produced annually, a potential source of the toxin is readily available. The test detects minute quantities of castor bean DNA.

  • A rugged antibacterial coating made of carbon nanotubes coated with a natural microbe-fighting substance known as lysozyme that scientists long have dreamed of using to battle pathogens. The coating can be applied to a variety of surfaces, and withstands common household cleaners.

The podcasts are available without charge for listening on computers and downloading to portable digital audio devices at iTunes and other podcasting sites. They also can be accessed on ACS's Global Challenges web site. The site provides audio links and full transcripts of each podcast. Additional resources on each Global Challenges topic also are available, on the site, including information for consumers, students, and educators.

Other Global Challenges topics to date include:

  • Providing safe drinking water. Scientific advances promise to help almost 1.2 billion people in developing countries who lack access to pure water, and ensure safe water supplies for people in developed countries.

  • Fresh water from the sea. Almost 97 per cent of Earth's water is salty water in the oceans and brackish water inland. Advances in water desalination technology are making more of this water available for drinking, agriculture, and ind
    '/>"/>

Contact: Charmayne Marsh
c_marsh@acs.org
202-872-4445
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Green tea boosts production of detox enzymes, rendering cancerous chemicals harmless
2. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007
3. Thermochemical process converts poultry litter into bio-oil
4. New chemically-sensitive MRI scan may bypass some invasive diagnostic tests in next decade
5. Natural chemical found in broccoli helps combat skin blistering disease
6. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 15, 2007
7. American Chemical Societys Weekly Press Pac
8. Amber specimen captures ancient chemical battle
9. American Chemical Societys Weekly Presspac -- Aug. 29, 2007
10. American Chemical Society calls green chemistry bill a smart step
11. Institution of Chemical Engineers chooses Elsevier as publishing partner
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/21/2014)... November 18, 2014 According to ... by Systems (Video, RFID, Access Control, Intrusion Detection, Parking ... Banks, Government), Component Service Geography - Global Forecasts to ... is projected to be around $25 Billion in 2014 ... growing at a CAGR of 8.69%. Browse ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 20, 2014   Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ... and touch technology solutions, today launched the industry,s first ... the widest V cc range from 1.7V to ... faster I 2 C bus communication speeds, and are ... making them ideal for consumer, industrial, computer, and medical ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... YORK , Nov. 18, 2014   ... identity authentication solutions, and MorphoTrust USA ... and services, today announced a strategic partnership to ... enterprise, motor vehicle administration (MVA), airport screening and ... in identity-related solutions, MorphoTrust serves consumers through a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Industrial Security Systems Market Worth $38 Billion by 2020 2Industrial Security Systems Market Worth $38 Billion by 2020 3Atmel Launches Industry's First Wide-V(cc) Low-Power Temperature Sensor Family 2Atmel Launches Industry's First Wide-V(cc) Low-Power Temperature Sensor Family 3Atmel Launches Industry's First Wide-V(cc) Low-Power Temperature Sensor Family 4EyeLock, MorphoTrust Form Strategic Partnership to Pursue Commercial Enterprise Deployments 2EyeLock, MorphoTrust Form Strategic Partnership to Pursue Commercial Enterprise Deployments 3
... USB port into a sheet of paper, and turning it ... ideas like this have researchers at North Carolina State University ... like woven cotton or even a sheet of paper. ... If we can find a way to apply them to ...
... the current issue of Global Change Biology Bioenergy ... candidates as second-generation energy sources because they have genetic ... Sustainable, large-scale bioenergy production requires domestication that develops crops ... degraded land. Yan and coauthors collected ...
... have a weakening in the quality of their bone structure ... plenty of weight-bearing exercise, a new study finds. The results ... Meeting in Boston. "Given the high number of young ... that up to 24% of young female athletes may lose ...
Cached Biology News:Research examines how to apply conductive nanocoatings to textiles 2Athletic girls more likely to have impaired bone structure if menstrual cycle stops 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 17, 2014 Tigercat ... Phase 2 study evaluating the investigational oral NK-1 ... patients with severe, chronic itch who are unresponsive ... care, including topical steroids and antihistamines. ... in Visual Analog Scale (VAS) itch score from ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... & PETACH TIKVAH, Israel ... (NASDAQ: BCLI ), a leading developer of ... that wholly-owned subsidiary Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Ltd. was awarded ... Israel,s Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS).  ... in receipt of grant support from the Office of ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... Dec. 15, 2014  Origin Agritech Limited (NASDAQ GS: SEED) ... supplier of crop seeds in China , ... fiscal year 2014 ended September 30, 2014, before the market ... will host a teleconference on January 8, 2015, at 8:00 ... time to discuss the results. To participate in the call, ...
(Date:12/13/2014)... - MaRS and Virgin Unite Canada, the non-profit foundation of ... to support Canadian entrepreneurs tackling social and environmental challenges. Today, ... the MaRS Centre to announce the new partnership, which includes ... fund has $1 million in seed capital provided by Virgin ... Social Innovation Foundation, founded by Alison Lawton . ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 2Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 3Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 4BrainStorm Receives $1,100,000 for its 8th Annual Non-Dilutive Grant from Israel's Chief Scientist Office 2BrainStorm Receives $1,100,000 for its 8th Annual Non-Dilutive Grant from Israel's Chief Scientist Office 3Origin Agritech Limited to Announce Fiscal 2014 Annual Financial Results on January 8th, 2015 2Origin Agritech Limited to Announce Fiscal 2014 Annual Financial Results on January 8th, 2015 3MaRS and Virgin Unite partner to invest in business as a force for good 2MaRS and Virgin Unite partner to invest in business as a force for good 3
... Pharmion - ... - Sirtuins implicated in tumor ... combination epigenetic therapies, BOULDER, Colo. and MONTREAL, Aug. 20 ... MYG) today announced a,research collaboration for the development of novel ...
... 900 attendees from 47 countries convene in Seattle for AIDS ... ... global researchers,clinicians, and specialists convene this week for the AIDS Vaccine ... Vaccine,2000 Conference in Paris, this event has emerged as the premier ...
... OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 14 Transgenomic, Inc. (the,"Company") (OTC ... ended June 30, 2007. The Company,s financial results are,presented ... The Company reported a net profit of $0.2 ... 2007 as compared to a net loss of $0.4 ...
Cached Biology Technology:Pharmion and MethylGene Announce Collaboration to Develop Sirtuin Inhibitors as Anti-Cancer Agents 2Pharmion and MethylGene Announce Collaboration to Develop Sirtuin Inhibitors as Anti-Cancer Agents 3Pharmion and MethylGene Announce Collaboration to Develop Sirtuin Inhibitors as Anti-Cancer Agents 4Pharmion and MethylGene Announce Collaboration to Develop Sirtuin Inhibitors as Anti-Cancer Agents 5Pharmion and MethylGene Announce Collaboration to Develop Sirtuin Inhibitors as Anti-Cancer Agents 6Global Experts Explore Entire Spectrum of Aids Vaccine Development 2Transgenomic, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results 2Transgenomic, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results 3Transgenomic, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results 4Transgenomic, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results 5Transgenomic, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results 6Transgenomic, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results 7Transgenomic, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results 8
Goat anti-VAV2 Class: Antibody Product Group: Miscellaneous Antibody...
Rabbit polyclonal to M13 Bacteriophage Coat Proteins ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
E2F-5...
Rabbit polyclonal to Flagellin ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Synthetic peptide from the flagellin C terminal domain of Burkholderia pseudomallei....
Biology Products: