New & Notable

Study in Progress

Effects of Diluted Bitumen on the Environment

In this current study, a committee will analyze whether the relevant properties of diluted bitumen differ sufficiently from those of other crude oils commonly transported in US transmission pipelines to warrant modifications of the regulations governing spill response plans, spill preparedness, and/or cleanup.


Antibiotic Discovery and Development

As antiobiotic resistance emerges as a serious threat to public heath, needs grow for new antibiotics that can overcome or bypass resistance. A recent Chemical Sciences Roundtable workshop discussed the technological challenges associated with developing such drugs.