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Last updated September 7, 2021

Latest News from C&EN

How to interpret new studies on coronavirus variants

As new variants continue to pop up around the globe, here’s how to understand what the emerging research means for public health

Air pollution disparities persisted during COVID-19 lockdowns

Even as average levels of NO2 fell, marginalized communities experienced relatively high levels of the pollutant

Francis Collins on the urgent need for COVID-19 antivirals

The NIH director talks to C&EN about the sizable investment in small-molecule drugs for this pandemic and the ones to come

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Undergrads Hit Hard by Pandemic Navigate Disruption

Despite the hurdles, students are still determined to be scientists as they adapt to redesigned learning.

How I Started an ACS Student Chapter in Quarantine

Bombay College of Pharmacy student and her peers put in the work to start an international ACS student chapter during the pandemic. See how it has paid off.

Pandemic Stress: The Toll It Is Taking on Students

Students describe the challenges of online classes, lost opportunities, and more.

Doing Undergrad Research in the Time of COVID

COVID restrictions might have delayed or canceled your plans for pursuing research opportunities, but you can still develop research skills during the pandemic. 

COVID-19 Research in ACS Journals

Check out this free collection of COVID-19 research published in the Virtual Issue of ACS Publications. The Virtual Issue provides a brief overview of important contributions of chemistry to understanding and controlling the spread of coronaviruses and includes articles from ACS Publications and the preprint server ChemRxiv. Chemistry plays a key role in understanding everything from viral structure to pathogenesis, isolation of vaccines and therapies, as well as in the development of materials and techniques used by basic researchers, virologists and clinicians. We hope the research contained in the Virtual Issue gives you important insight into challenges and approaches in virus research.