Month: September 2005

ACS Committee Members resign to support PubChem!

Two members of an American Chemical Society (ACS) committee have resigned to protest what they say is the society’s tight-lipped handling of its battle against a free federal chemical database. The flap involves the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) PubChem, which ACS leaders see as a threat to the fee-based Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) (Science, …

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Email to Dr. Haris

Good day Dr. Haris,My name is Brian Wagner and I am a new member of an organization called Chemists Without Borders (CWB) that has started in the United States. Our organization is interested in bettering the world through chemistry. Our primary goals include, but are not limited to: providing vaccines and affordable medicine to those …

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Arsenic Remediation

After spending some time on the internet looking at what has been done with respect to arsenic remediation in drinking water, I can safely say that a lot of time and money has been spent to solve a purvasive problem that afflicts a great many people with only some success. Countries afflicted by this problem …

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Open Access News of interest this week

Several stories from Open Access News that may be of interest this week: PubChem now contains structures from LipidMAPs, a total of over 4.2 million structures and 3.2 million compounds. The U.K. Green Party endorses mandated Open Access Quick Thinking, OA, and Google save a life – from google blog.

New Member intro/Off-grid living

Hi Chemists Without Borders, I have just become a recent member of Chemists Without Borders with interests in clean water technology and renewable/alternative energy solutions for third world communities. I have spent many years working for testing laboratories and an environmental engineering company that focused on groundwater and soil testing and remediation resulting from hazardous …

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