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September 1, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 35
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September 1, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 35
Cystic fibrosis patients could soon benefit from breakthrough small-molecule drugs that treat their underlying disease instead of just their symptoms
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 15-23)
Features
Government & Policy
Department of Defense memo may reverse the recent rise in government restrictions on some university research (pp. 38-40)
Science & Technology
Highlights include algae biofuel factories, hunting neutrinos, and more (pp. 45-48)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Chemists Receive Top Awards

ACS members are among recipients of national medals of science, technology
(p.10)

Growth Amid Pharma Cutbacks

Biotech firm Gilead adds jobs, while UCB and Abbott cut back
(p.10)

Challenging EPA

States will sue to force agency to regulate oil refinery emissions
(p.11)

Two-Faced Flowers

Tobacco plants add nicotine to their nectar to improve cross-pollination
(p.11)

O2 Requirement For Burning Rises

Experiments suggest Mesozoic oxygen levels were higher than previously expected
(p.12)

Breaking C–F Bonds

Reaction could lead to ways to dispose of or recycle fluorocarbons
(p.13)

CO2 As Feedstock

Mitsui will make methanol from the greenhouse gas
(p.13)
 

Departments

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Business

Top executives are charged with streamlining an R&D behemoth as they build a biopharma juggernaut
(pp. 27-30)
Germany's chemical industry association revels in the good times and is working to keep them going
(pp. 31-34)
Transformed by new managers, fine chemicals producer New Chemphy attracts big-name customers
(p.35)
The government has issued clear warnings about what might lie ahead, and the chemical industry is taking steps to respond
(p.36)

ACS News

This time, society officials and journal editors go to china's national meeting
(pp. 66-67)
(p.69)
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Government & Policy

Department of Defense memo may reverse the recent rise in government restrictions on some university research
(pp. 38-40)
Chemical safety board finds a powerful, popular tool in animated videos of chemical plant accidents
(pp. 41-42)
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Science & Technology

Cystic fibrosis patients could soon benefit from breakthrough small-molecule drugs that treat their underlying disease instead of just their symptoms
(pp. 15-23)
Highlights include algae biofuel factories, hunting neutrinos, and more
(pp. 45-48)
Analytical chemists piece together the origin and fate of environmental contaminants
(pp. 49-52)
Structures support previously suspected pathway for making carbon-fluorine bonds
(pp. 53-56)
Largest ever ocean chemistry study will span about 20 years
(pp. 57-60)
Hydrothermal vents could be a significant source of dissolved iron in the South Pacific
(pp. 62-63)

Newscripts

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