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Artificial pancreas in, insulin jabs out

NEW YORK: An implantable artificial pancreas for diabetics has been developed that continuously measures a person’s glucose level and can automatically release insulin as needed. Living with Type 1 diabetes requires constant monitoring of blood sugar levels and injecting insulin daily. 26 more words

Is Aspartame Safe?

by American Chemical Society

It’s been around for decades and it’s probably in your diet soda — for a little while longer anyway. PepsiCo announced recently it was removing the artificial sweetener aspartame from its Diet Pepsi products in the US starting in August. 26 more words

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2015 Beckman Scholar - Brooke Versaw

Chemistry major Brooke Versaw ’18 from College Station, Texas, is the second of our three new Beckman Scholars from Texas A&M University. Versaw impressed the faculty, staff, and student application reviewers and interview panel with the breadth and depth of her experiences, her outstanding writing skills, and articulate, well-spoken answers. 264 more words

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Why Are Avocados So Awesome?

by American Chemical Society

Whether they’re in a big bowl of guacamole or scooped on top of your salad, avocados enjoy a special place in our hearts and stomachs. 46 more words

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Want Some Serious Health Benefits From Tea? Put the Kettle On – and Forget the Bottle.

If you love bottled tea, go ahead and drink up. Just don’t expect any health benefits from it.

An analysis of bottled teas found that you would have to drink 20 bottles of the popular “healthy” beverage before you got the benefits of one home-brewed cup of green or black tea.  182 more words

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"Super" Outreach from the American Chemical Society

Given this week’s big movie opening, the American Chemical Society should be credited for their timely efforts toward science outreach. As part of their Reactions… 41 more words

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The Superpowers and Tools of the Avengers Can Be Explained by Science! (Well, Mostly)

To celebrate the release of the superhero movie Avengers: Age of Ultron this past weekend, the American Chemical Society just released a new YouTube video on their Reactions channel.  485 more words