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April 13, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 15
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April 13, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 15
In the wake of drug-trial setbacks, obesity researchers assess what it will take to move forward
By Carmen Drahl
(pp. 11-16)
Features
Business
Small companies move closer to demonstrating chemicals from renewable resources (pp. 22-26)
Government & Policy
Congress asks National Academies to start the work needed to lay out choices for U.S. action (pp. 34-36)
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Cover Story: Weighing Options

Generation Next
Two examples show how digging deeper into obesity biology can reveal new insights
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News of the Week

Constructing Dideoxyverticillin

Total synthesis of cytotoxic alkaloid could provide insight into its biosynthesis
(p.5)

Earthquake In Italy

Science buildings at the University of L'Aquila sustained damage
(p.6)

Climate Change

First round of UN negotiations on new accord end quietly
(p.7)

Mechanical Force Activates Catalyst

Ultrasound turns on silver- and ruthenium-based catalysts
(p.7)

Giving Malaria A Double Whammy

Compound reverses resistance, acts as antimalarial agent
(p.8)

Pfizer Outlines R&D Structure

After merger with Wyeth, drug giant will have two research teams
(p.8)

Accident Data Okay For Release

Coast Guard, safety board agree on public disclosure of accident material
(p.9)

Patent Reform Bill Advances

Diverse stakeholders endorse bid to overhaul U.S. patent law
(p.9)
 

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Government & Policy

Congress asks National Academies to start the work needed to lay out choices for U.S. action
(pp. 34-36)
Workshop prioritizes research and regulatory needs for safe design, disposal of nanomaterial-containing products
(pp. 37-39)
Department of Energy unveils plan to spend economic stimulus funding through its Office of Science
(pp. 41-43)
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Science & Technology

Two examples show how digging deeper into obesity biology can reveal new insights
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In the wake of drug-trial setbacks, obesity researchers assess what it will take to move forward
(pp. 11-16)
Despite centuries of research, photosynthesis still has many unsolved mysteries
(pp. 46-50)
Attosecond science opens the door to real-time observation and control of electron dynamics
(pp. 50-51)
Chemists gear up for a new generation of supercomputers
(p.52)
Symbiotic system could be a source of potential drug leads and enzymes for biofuel production
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The science behind dual-purpose lenses
(p.54)

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