ACS Central Science

ACS Central Science publishes the most compelling, important primary reports on research in chemistry and in allied fields, wherein chemical approaches play a key role. It is also the first fully open access journal published by the American Chemical Society.

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

mRNA has entered the lexicon

Catastrophe occasionally apologizes for itself by coughing up a consolation prize. World War II gave us penicillin. So let's count our blessings.

Medical research

A step toward treating chemotherapy-resistant prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is a leading cause of death among American men, and it's resistant to one of the most powerful chemotherapy medications—cisplatin. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Central Science have developed the first ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New research may lead to new types of treatments for leprosy

Leprosy has existed since at least Biblical times, yet scientists still don't know exactly how Mycobacterium leprae causes the disease's symptoms. Though antibiotics can treat the illness, researchers are concerned about ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chemists' technique reveals whether antibodies neutralize SARS-CoV-2

Antibodies that can disarm a virus, known as neutralizing antibodies, are key to the body's ability to fight off infection. MIT chemists have come up with a new way to identify these neutralizing antibodies in a blood sample, ...

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