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February 23, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 8
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February 23, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 8
What started as a humble gathering of analytical researchers has become a central institution for an entire field
By David C. Brock, Chemical Heritage Foundation
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Features
Government & Policy
As power plants face new air pollution controls, ash piles and their environmental threats are poised to grow (pp. 44-47)
Science & Technology
Poor clinical trial results and controversy stymie attempts to create alternatives to donated blood (pp. 52-55)
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Questionable Crime-Scene Science

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Nature Publishing Group launches a monthly chemistry journal
(p.9)

LyondellBasell's Problem

Firm's European arm misses debt payments
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Energy Jobs

DOE gears up to spend big on infrastructure, renewable energy projects
(p.10)

Industrial R&D Spending Stalls

Investments in research will be flat in 2009
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Business

Nearly six years after Pfizer closed down its site in Kalamazoo, the life sciences industry there is growing steadily
(pp. 26-30)
A six-year partnership ends, and a new era begins for a biotechnology pioneer
(pp. 31-34)
Steep drop in demand from economic downturn sends chemical firms racing to cut costs
(pp. 35-37)
After a difficult 2008, big firms are taking aggressive restructuring steps
(pp. 38-41)
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Government & Policy

As power plants face new air pollution controls, ash piles and their environmental threats are poised to grow
(pp. 44-47)
Latest Salmonella outbreak has renewed calls for a single food agency
(pp. 44-47)

Books

Sound advice for African American scholars working to achieve tenure
(pp. 60-62)

Science & Technology

What started as a humble gathering of analytical researchers has become a central institution for an entire field
(pp. 12-22)
Artificial blood derived from cord blood stem cells is being tested in humans
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Poor clinical trial results and controversy stymie attempts to create alternatives to donated blood
(pp. 52-55)
Acidification from absorbing atmospheric CO2 is changing the ocean's chemistry
(pp. 56-58)
Lab incident at UCLA highlights need to disseminate accident information and increase safety awareness
(p.59)

Career & Employment

A good résumé is a marketing tool that gets you noticed, even in a weak job market
(pp. 71-72)

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