American Chemical Society 230th National Meeting
Washington Convention Center August 28-Sept. 1
For updates: 202-249-4137 or 202-872-4400
Press availability sessions involving a variety of researchers presenting at the ACS national meeting, will be held in Room 140, the ACS Press Room, at the convention center. Open to ACS credentialed media only. ACS Press Room phone: 202- 872-4400 or 202- 249- 4137 after 8/27. Press availabilities on other scientific research may be held throughout the meeting. Contact the press room to arrange interviews with any ACS meeting presenters. Coverage of all meeting presentations is embargoed until the date and time of presentation, unless otherwise noted.
SUNDAY, AUG. 28
10 A.M.—Coffee is top source for antioxidants in average American’s diet
While fruits and vegetables are the most abundant sources of antioxidants, chemist Joe Vinson of the University of Scranton will report finding that most Americans actually get most of their antioxidants from coffee. This is based on an analysis of what the average American eats and the antioxidant level of those foods. Reports about his research are EMBARGOED until 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, the time of his presentation.
MONDAY, AUG. 29
11 AM—New form of oat fiber targets obesity, diabetes, heart disease
Developed by USDA chemist Dr. George Inglett, this C-Trim fiber is said to be a low-calorie cholesterol fighter that can be added to such products as yogurt, smoothies, and baked goods. High in beta-glucans, it has many health benefits according to Inglett. Reports about his research are EMBARGOED until 9:55 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, the time of his presentation.
12 NOON–– Greener stain-resistant coatings: avoid PFOA
Joseph M. DeSimone, Ph.D., a chemistry professor with the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will be available for interviews about his research on an alternative material for making stain-resistant coatings that does not lead to the production of PFOA, a controversial chemical that has been called a likely carcinogen by an EPA advisory board. The new material is less likely to contaminate the environment and cause health effects, he says. Reports about his research are EMBARGOED until 8:00 p.m., Monday, Aug. 29, the time of his presentation.
12:30 P.M.—Foggy window, lenses, could be eliminated with new nanocoating
MIT researcher Dr. Michael Rubner will describe and demonstrate what he calls a new, permanent solution to fogging that uses a coating of silica nanoparticles. He says it can be applied to windshields, bathroom mirrors, eyeglasses, ski goggles, and camera lenses. Reports about his research are EMBARGOED until 8 a.m., Monday, Aug. 29, the time of his presentation.
TUESDAY, AUG. 30
1 P.M.—Detecting plastic explosives and nonmetallic weapons at airports
Dr. David Sheen of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will describe a safe, fast and effective method for detecting and identifying plastic explosives and other nonmetallic weapons at airports and elsewhere. The technology relies on high-frequency sound waves. Reports about his research are EMBARGOED until 10:10 a.m., Tuesday Aug. 30, the time of his presentation.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31
12:30 P.M.—PET imaging as possible tool for early detection of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases
Dr. Michael Kilbourn, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Medical Center, will be available for interviews about his research on how PET imaging, using biomarkers in the brain, could help doctors with early detection of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative neurological conditions. Reports about his research are EMBARGOED until 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, the time of the beginning of the symposium.
Source: Eurekalert & othersLast reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 21 Feb 2009
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