May 7, 2007 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 

What Is Tinsel Made Of? Speaking of Chemistry Ep. 12

How is the shiny tinsel that decorates many Christmas trees made? Find out all about tinsel's chemistry history in this very special holiday episode of Speaking of Chemistry.

 
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May 7, 2007 Issue

Volume 85, Issue 19
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May 7, 2007 Issue, Vol. 85 | Iss. 19
As venture capitalists' priorities shift, venture philanthropists fill the gap in funding of drug discovery by biotechs
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 19-26)
Features
Government & Policy
 (pp. 50-52)
Science & Technology
Medicinal chemists disclose drug candidates for hepatitis, cancer, and other conditions (pp. 56-60)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Sowing Seeds Of Cures

Thinking Outside The Big Pharma Box
Novartis Option Fund takes the traditional corporate approach to investing in early-stage research to a new level
(pp. 29-32)
 

News of the Week

Supreme Court Rules On Patents

High court eases standard for determining whether an invention is obvious
(p.13)

Chemical Arms Disposal

Watchdog group offers ways to make U.S. program safer
(p.14)

Firms Advance Chemicals From Renewable Resources

More chemicals may be made as coproducts of the biofuels industry
(p.14)

Sensitive, Selective Mercury Sensor

Nanoparticle-based colorimetric method detects part-per-billion levels of mercury
(p.15)

Vaccine Advance

Product made in mammalian cells, not chicken eggs, nears approval in Europe
(p.15)

Probing Element 112's Chemistry

The superheavy element behaves like mercury
(p.16)

Scribbling On Ionic Liquids

Etching and erasing patterns on the frozen surface of the organic salts suggests a host of potential applications
(p.16)

Academy Elects New Members

NAS elects 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 12 countries
(p.17)

Multifaceted Catalysts

Platinum polyhedra outshine their spherical cousins in catalysis
(p.17)
 

Departments

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Business

Silicones producer sets out from its former home under General Electric's wing
(pp. 36-38)
Nova Chemicals CEO is cited for contributions to the chemical industry and his company
(pp. 40-42)
Report claims universities' focus on revenue generation in licensing stifles innovation
(p.44)
Globalizing chemicals and ensuring safety are big goals that may conflict
(p.46)
Novartis Option Fund takes the traditional corporate approach to investing in early-stage research to a new level
(pp. 29-32)
As venture capitalists' priorities shift, venture philanthropists fill the gap in funding of drug discovery by biotechs
(pp. 19-26)
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Government & Policy

(pp. 50-52)
NSF Chemistry Division takes steps to increase presence of women and minorities in the discipline
(p.53)
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Science & Technology

Medicinal chemists disclose drug candidates for hepatitis, cancer, and other conditions
(pp. 56-60)
Annual meeting of black chemists and chemical engineers looks to the future
(pp. 62-65)
The push is on to make the process catalytic
(pp. 62-65)
New Software and Websites for the Chemical Enterprise
(p.68)

Newscripts

(p.88)

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