For some animals, all it takes for a him to become a her is a few chemicals. Join Dr. Charles Tyler as he explains how endocrine disrupting chemicals have been shown to affect the sex in fish and the unique glowing biosensor fish he developed as a diagnostic tool . He will also draw links between these chemicals and lower sperm counts in male humans, increases in various human cancers and obesity. What You Will Learn: ■ What endocrine disruption is and why it matters ■ The possible implications of endocrine disruption for humans ■ How and why biosensor fish glow green to detect adverse health effects ■ And much more! Webinar Details Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET http://acswebinars.org/gender-bending...
A simple solution of salt and water can break emulsions and separate organic solutes. However, the energy required to remove the water of these solvents is very high and makes purifying the waste water more expensive. Join Dr. Philip Jessop, Technical Director of GreenCentre Canada for a discussion on aqueous solutions of switchable ionic strength and several of their many applications. What You Will Learn: ■ What additive is contained in "switchable water" and how it works ■ How the additive can be changed depending on the application ■ How "switchable water" can be used to solve problems in mining, wastewater treatment, desalination, catalysis, and other applications. ■ And much more... Webinar Details Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013 Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET http://acswebinars.org/switchable-water
Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) and prepare for this year's theme "Our Earth: Handle with Care!" What You Will Learn: ■ Why you should get involved in public outreach ■ Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) history and concept ■ Earth Day 2013 Theme and Resources ■ Hands-on activity ideas ■ And much more... Webinar Details Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Published on Feb 13, 2013 The incidences of drug resistant strains are becoming more and more common while many manufactures have stepped back on the antibiotic development. These two factors have created a situation that has almost sent patients and physicians back to the pre-antibiotic era. Join Maryn McKenna author of "Superbug" as she explores the history and rise of multi-drug resistant MRSA. What You Will Learn: ■ Review the rise of multi-drug resistant MRSA and CRE ■ Understand the complexities of MDROs in healthcare ■ Review the decline in antimicrobial development ■ Explore the structure of possible incentives to encourage new drugs ■ And much more! Webinar Details Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET http://acswebinars.org/superbug