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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007

Here is the latest American Chemical Society (ACS) News Service Weekly PressPac with news from ACS 35 peer-reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News.

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ACS NEWS SERVICE Aug. 8, 2007 Weekly PressPac ALL CONTENT IS FOR IMMEDIATE USE EXCEPT ARTICLE #5, which is embargoed for 9 A. M., Eastern Time, August 15, 2007.

NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: Special editions of the Aug. 15 and Aug. 22 PressPac will carry breaking science news from the ACS National Meeting in Boston.

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News Items in This Edition:

  • Toward prevention of a common complication of cataract surgery
  • Easing concerns about a promising new medical imaging agent
  • Explosive discovery on genetically engineered tobacco plant
  • Fast, accurate sensor to detect food spoilage
  • Toward real-world Star Trek tricoder devices

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