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September 7, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 36
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September 7, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 36
Developing drugs based on RNA interference hinges on finding better ways to safely and potently get molecules into cells
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 18-27)
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News of the Week

New Approach To A Classic Structure

Oxidative ring-closing reaction boosts yield of key erythromycin precursor
(p.12)

Khosla Grows Investment Funds

Cleantech: Venture capitalist has $1 billion to back new technology
(p.13)

New Bond In Biology

Biochemistry: Sulfilimine connection toughens tissue
(p.13)

Crystalline Wiggle Room

Host-Guest Mystery: Trapped molecules hint that crystals may not be as rigid as presumed
(p.14)

DNA Nanostructures By Design

DNA Scaffolds: Scientists attain long-sought goal of 3-D DNA crystals
(p.14)

Delay In Climate-Change Bill

Senate bill postponed for later in September
(p.15)

Huntsman To Buy Most Of Tronox

Acquisition: Deal will make Huntsman the world’s second largest maker of titanium dioxide
(p.15)

Dainippon Takes Over Sepracor

Acquisition: The purchase gives Japanese firm key U.S. presence
(p.16)

Danaher Invests In Mass Spec

Instrumentation: $1.1 billion deal brings AB Sciex and more
(p.16)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

How Sotomayor will act on Supreme Court cases affecting the chemical industry can’t be gleaned from her prior rulings
(pp. 42-45)
ACS Meeting News: Department of Homeland Security seeks innovation in antiterrorism technology
(pp. 46-48)
Bayer plans to cut methyl isocyanate use, storage after deadly accident and investigations
(p.50)

Books

Finding truth on both sides of the water fluoridation debate
(pp. 72-74)

Education

Gap-year experiences help students recharge and refocus in the classroom
(pp. 92-94)
In a down economy, two-year colleges are a smart choice, but they struggle with overcrowding, scant funding
(pp. 95-96)
ACS online courses offer convenience for the working chemist
(pp. 98-99)
Despite a slow start, distance learning is gaining ground in chemistry education
(pp. 97-99)
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Science & Technology

Developing drugs based on RNA interference hinges on finding better ways to safely and potently get molecules into cells
(pp. 18-27)
ACS Meeting News: Constraining molecules in macrocyclic rings could help address challenges in drug discovery
(pp. 54-57)
Another sudden shortage of technetium‑99m calls for long-term solutions
(pp. 58-64)
The nucleic acid has dozens of chemical costumes
(pp. 65-68)
ACS Meeting News: New microscopy techniques break the diffraction limit in three dimensions
(pp. 69-71)

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