February 11, 2008 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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February 11, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 6
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Armed with the decoded human genome, drug researchers and clinicians are working to close the gap between patient and therapy
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 17-27)
Features
Science & Technology
Materials scientist suggests parts of the Egyptian pyramids were made from reconstituted limestone (pp. 50-52)
ACS News
New Orleans April 6–10 (p.75)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Patchy Increases For R&D

Proposed research funding is way up for some agencies, down for others
(p.11)

Amgen, Takeda Ink Big Licensing Deal

$1 billion pact gives Takeda dibs on 13 molecules in Japan
(p.12)

Tail-Pipe Cleanup

Sensing technology is key to reducing pollutants from cars, study shows
(p.12)

Reaction Control

Selective bond breaking achieved with methane on a surface
(p.13)

Toxicology Journal Enhanced

Chemical Research in Toxicology now carries news and a more international flavor
(p.14)

Banks Set Guides For Power Plants

To chemical industry's detriment, new rules for lending favor gas-based electricity
(p.15)
 

Departments

Books

Book spells out the differences between the U.S. and Europe regarding chemical regulation
(pp. 58-59)
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Science & Technology

Armed with the decoded human genome, drug researchers and clinicians are working to close the gap between patient and therapy
(pp. 17-27)
Although hard evidence of reviewer impropriety is scarce, suspicions plague junior faculty
(pp. 48-49)
Materials scientist suggests parts of the Egyptian pyramids were made from reconstituted limestone
(pp. 50-52)
Structures of key surface protein suggest different drug mechanisms
(pp. 53-54)
Two neopeltolide total syntheses lead to its structural reassignment
(pp. 55-56)
New software and websites for the chemical enterprise
(p.57)

Newscripts

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