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February 25, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 8
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February 25, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 8
Pharmaceuticals have been finding their way into our environment for a long time, but just what are they doing there?
By Bethany Halford
(pp. 13-17)
Features
Government & Policy
Need for tougher combustible dust controls is likely to be examined in light of deadly blast (pp. 33-35)
Science & Technology
New explanation for hydrocarbon stability invokes 'protobranching' (p.39)
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(p.7)

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Senator weighs in on how NIH set its mandatory open-access policy
(p.7)

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(p.8)

Cause Of Heparin Woes Unclear

Hunt for source of adverse reactions to blood thinner examines FDA, China roles
(p.8)

Rubber Heals Itself

Small molecules yield self-mending property
(p.9)

Toxic Trailers

Health concerns force government to find new housing for hurricane victims
(p.9)

Acetaldehyde In Action

Troublesome reagent coaxed into organocatalyzed, enantioselective reactions
(p.10)

China's Pollution Insurance

Nationwide scheme aims to help polluting companies stay in business, compensate victims
(p.10)
 

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Government & Policy

Need for tougher combustible dust controls is likely to be examined in light of deadly blast
(pp. 33-35)
Multiagency workshop looks at ways to improve representation of minorities in chemistry
(p.36)
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Science & Technology

Pharmaceuticals have been finding their way into our environment for a long time, but just what are they doing there?
(pp. 13-17)
New explanation for hydrocarbon stability invokes 'protobranching'
(p.39)
Fantastic chemistry is never far away, especially when you're in the dentist's chair
(p.40)
Technology and Business news for the laboratory world
(p.41)

Newscripts

(p.56)

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