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April 15, 2014

Manganese Dioxide Nanoparticles Increase Tumor Vulnerability To Radiation Therapy

Nanomedicine: The particles react with hydrogen peroxide to increase oxygen levels and pH in tumors

April 14, 2014

Toughening Up Elastomers

Materials Science: Inspired by hydrogel synthesis, two-part strategy yields strong yet soft elastic polymers

April 14, 2014

Boosting Copper’s Catalytic Conversion

Oxidizing then reducing the metal enhances its ability to convert CO to liquid fuels

April 14, 2014

Drug Release In Hot Water

Near-infrared light heats water molecules inside polymer particles, triggering the tiny capsules to deliver payload

April 14, 2014

ACS Meeting News: Fifty Years Of The James Flack Norris Award In Physical Organic Chemistry

On anniversary, awardees reminisce on the award and the field it honors

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