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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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September 22, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 38
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September 22, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 38
The already challenging path to an HIV vaccine takes a hard turn after recent clinical trials
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 17-28)
Features
Government & Policy
Drug companies reverse course and boost donations to Democrats (pp. 54-59)
Science & Technology
Alterations in volatile chemicals emitted by humans could be used as biomarkers to diagnose the disease (pp. 81-83)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Resetting Priorities

New Antiretrovirals
In recent years, new drugs have brought better options for controlling HIV
(pp. 29-36)
 

News of the Week

Debating Science

Chemistry council, toxicologist clash at House panel hearing on scientific peer reviews
(p.12)

Imaging Molecular Escapes

Method lets researchers watch hydrocarbon chains pass through pores in a nanotube
(p.13)

BPA Linked To Health Problems

Chemical tied to higher risk of heart disease
(p.14)

Confusion Reigns On Energy Bills

Election-year politics clash with energy policy
(p.14)

Antibiotic Ideas

Studies advocate blocking cell-division protein, essential metabolic pathway
(p.15)

Biobased Isoprene

Goodyear and Genencor seek a fermentation route to important synthetic rubber raw material
(p.15)
 

Departments

ACS News

Association of European chemists convenes in Italy
(p.12)
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Government & Policy

Drug companies reverse course and boost donations to Democrats
(pp. 54-59)
After more than a decade, EPA's program has not begun screening a single chemical
(pp. 60-62)
JIEDDO moves fast to get technology to the field to stop improvised explosive devices
(pp. 64-66)
Curbs on black carbon, smog may be best short-term plan, report says
(p.68)

Education

Conference provides forum for new and seasoned educators to swap ideas
(pp. 90-91)

Science & Technology

In recent years, new drugs have brought better options for controlling HIV
(pp. 29-36)
The already challenging path to an HIV vaccine takes a hard turn after recent clinical trials
(pp. 17-28)
New dyes open door to biomedical applications of near-IR imaging
(pp. 74-77)
Elastin mimics could help grow new vocal cords
(pp. 78-80)
Alterations in volatile chemicals emitted by humans could be used as biomarkers to diagnose the disease
(pp. 81-83)
Rational design leads to novel drug candidate, now in clinical trials
(pp. 84-87)
Code harnesses graphics processors for faster chemical calculations
(p.88)

Newscripts

(p.104)

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