A group of nanoparticles called "GUMBOS" is as varied as their culinary namesake implies, with a wide range of potential applications from cancer therapy to sensors.
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Imagine creating something completely new -- something improbable and provocative that has never existed on Earth before.
Known as FIDO, the handheld detector has been used to detect roadside bombs in Iraq, as well as in homeland security operations and airport security.
Esther S. Takeuchi discusses her work on a battery that powers implantable cardiac defibrillators
This episode of Prized Science features celebrated chemistry professor Diane Bunce, winner of the ACS George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education.
Vicki Grassian helps scientists better understand the complex and wide ranging behavior of dust particles. Vicki's work paints a clearer picture of atmospheric chemistry and the role particulate matter plays in the environment.
Peter Stang is the winner of the 2013 American Chemical Society Priestley Medal, the highest honor given by ACS, for his work building new molecules via "self-assembly," an approach inspired by nature.
Peter Wolynes, winner of the 2012 ACS Award in Theoretical Chemistry, spent his career untangling the process of protein folding and discovered a process through which these chain molecules tumble into shape. His discovery may help usher in new techniques for personalized medicine and reveal how protein mutations affect the body.
This episode of Prized Science highlights the work of Robert Langer, Institute Professor at MIT.
Chemist works towards the creation of new drugs using peptides that will treat the health problems of millions of people across the globe
Revolutionary new ink for copiers and laser printers that reduces emissions of carbon dioxide in toner production and produces higher-quality color images more economically
This episode features Jeffery C. Bricker, Ph.D., whose pioneering work helped produce catalysts that are key ingredients in cleaner detergents and gasoline.
Creating a camera that can view chemical reactions in real time
In search of antidotes to the toxic red tide algae
Robert Miller, Ph.D., winner of the 2010 ACS Award for Chemistry of Materials, who helped develop materials that shrunk the size and boost the power of computer chips.
Green chemistry helps create eco-friendly products
Possibility of life on Mars, decoding the human genome, and nanoparticles in medicine