November 10, 2008 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 

C&EN congratulates Dan Fagin on winning the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction for “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation” (Bantam Books). C&EN’s Rudy Baum reviewed “Toms River” last May.

 
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November 10, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 45
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November 10, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 45
Seeking closer ties, drug companies and universities shake up the model for research alliances
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 13-20)
Features
Government & Policy
Climate change may be game changer that keeps U.S. on conservation path despite tumbling gasoline prices (pp. 32-34)
Education
Yale rain forest expedition and lab course gives undergraduates a career-defining appetite for research (pp. 46-51)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: The New Deal

The New Deal
Seeking closer ties, drug companies and universities shake up the model for research alliances
(pp. 13-20)
New Models For New Technologies
Enlight uses financial backing from three pharma firms to pull breakthrough technologies out of academia
(pp. 22-23)
 

News of the Week

Obama And Science

New Administration will bring major changes for science policy and the chemical sector
(p.7)

Chemical Profits Fade In Japan

Major Japanese firms were barely profitable in their first half
(p.8)

Economic Crunch Hits Europeans

Earnings start to drop at major chemical companies
(p.8)

Biotech's Financing Drought

Downturn in financial markets has brought IPOs to a standstill
(p.9)

Research Foundations Cut Back

Declining endowments necessitate hard choices
(p.9)

Nanotubes Deemed Different From Carbon

EPA clarifies to industry that material must be treated as new substance
(p.10)

Computer Sensor Goes Biological

Device could pave the way for card-swipe medical diagnostics
(p.11)

Tiny Loudspeakers

Flexible, stretchable carbon-nanotube-based devices emit sound via thermoacoustic effect
(p.11)

Bacteria Help Create Tropical Grass' Pleasant Aroma

Microbes generate essential-oil compounds by metabolizing sesquiterpenes produced by vetiver's roots
(p.37)
 

Departments

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Business

Biodiesel based on hydrogenation technology faces an uphill battle in the U.S.
(pp. 26-28)
The German pharma wing of a Swiss paper company maintains an enthusiasm for European production
(pp. 29-30)
Seeking closer ties, drug companies and universities shake up the model for research alliances
(pp. 13-20)
Enlight uses financial backing from three pharma firms to pull breakthrough technologies out of academia
(pp. 22-23)
Seeking closer ties, drug companies and universities shake up the model for research alliances
(pp. 13-20)
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Government & Policy

Climate change may be game changer that keeps U.S. on conservation path despite tumbling gasoline prices
(pp. 32-34)
Homeschooled teenager contributes to science, holds patents, and cofounds a company
(p.35)

Books

Easy-to-read book explains the concepts behind the equations
(pp. 52-54)

Education

A question of ownership
(pp. 48-49)
Yale rain forest expedition and lab course gives undergraduates a career-defining appetite for research
(pp. 46-51)