American Chemical Society

Video: Why are people allergic to peanuts?

For 1 to 2 percent of the global population, eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich could be potentially fatal. What makes peanut allergies so lethal, and why is the number of peanut-allergy sufferers on the rise?

Mar 22, 2016
popularity8 comments 0

A step toward a birth control pill for men

Women can choose from a wide selection of birth control methods, including numerous oral contraceptives, but there's never been an analogous pill for men. That's not for lack of trying: For many years, scientists have attempted ...

Mar 13, 2016
popularity51 comments 0

A step toward reducing brain damage after stroke

After suffering a stroke, about three-fourths of patients exhibit some disability. The extent of a patient's symptoms depends on the degree and location of brain tissue damage following the stroke event. This week in ACS ...

Mar 09, 2016
popularity38 comments 0

How to tackle the Zika virus

Health officials, drug companies, governments and the public are scrambling to understand and combat the Zika virus. The virus was first identified almost 70 years ago, but little is known about it. And now, officials suspect ...

Feb 24, 2016
popularity0 comments 0

Video: Can contact lenses make you blind?

Ninety-nine percent of adults who wear contacts admit to breaking some cardinal lens rules: sleeping in them, washing them in water and so on. Many contact-wearers may brush off these accidents, but improper lens care can ...

Feb 18, 2016
popularity7 comments 0

The lowdown on sports nutrition supplements

Competitive athletes train hard, eat right and often turn to supplements to boost their performance. But do nutrition powders, pills and drinks really help? Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American ...

Feb 10, 2016
popularity4 comments 0