News tagged with american chemical society

Taking aim at added sugars to improve Americans' health

Now that health advocates' campaigns against trans-fats have largely succeeded in sidelining the use of the additive, they're taking aim at sugar for its potential contributions to Americans' health conditions. But scientists ...

Aug 27, 2014
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Chemical companies shore up supplement science

As evidence mounts showing the potential health benefits of probiotics, antioxidants and other nutritional compounds, more and more people are taking supplements. And the chemical industry is getting in on the action. But ...

Apr 23, 2014
popularity 4 / 5 (1) | comments 0

Pharma firms turn attention to hearing loss

Hearing loss affects 36 million Americans to some degree, often leaving them feeling isolated, but it has received little attention from the pharmaceutical industry—until now. Small firms have brought a handful of potential ...

Apr 09, 2014
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Building heart tissue that beats

When a heart gets damaged, such as during a major heart attack, there's no easy fix. But scientists working on a way to repair the vital organ have now engineered tissue that closely mimics natural heart muscle that beats, ...

Mar 18, 2014
popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0

New reason to eat oats for heart health

Eleven top scientists from around the globe presented the latest findings on the powerful compounds found in oats in a scientific session titled, Physicochemical Properties and Biological Functionality of Oats, at the 24 ...

Mar 17, 2014
popularity 5 / 5 (2) | comments 0

Personalized medicine has finally arrived—or has it?

As the price for decoding a person's DNA keeps dropping, expectations for personalized medicine based on specific genetic profiling rise. But translating an individual's genetic data into finely tailored medical treatments ...

Feb 26, 2014
popularity 4 / 5 (1) | comments 0