September 28, 2009 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 

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 28, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 39
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September 28, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 39
Drug firms help battle the novel H1N1 virus in response to calls from health agencies and governments
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 15-26)
Features
Business
Investment flows into the U.S. as drugmakers reassess their supply chains (pp. 38-41)
Science & Technology
Advances in breeding and basic science confer drought tolerance to crops (pp. 60-62)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Flu Fighters

Flu Vaccine Race Against The Clock
Developers have made vaccines against the pandemic flu but now must deliver them in time
(pp. 27-33)
 

News of the Week

Moon's Surface Holds Water

Planetary Science: Spectral results from three different spacecraft confirm presence of H2O or HO
(p.9)

Progress, But No Breakthroughs

Climate-Change Summit: U.S., China endorse Copenhagen talks
(p.10)

Solar Cells Get Chemistry Help

Photovoltaics: Chemical makers see efficiency opportunity
(p.10)

Biotech Stocks

Falling share prices could lead to market delisting for many firms
(p.11)

Data Manipulation At ETH

Misconduct: Fabricated chemistry data at Switzerland's premier research institution leads to resignation
(p.11)

Heads Butt Over Deadly Explosion

Dust Accident: Safety board seeks better maintenance; unions want tougher regulations
(p.12)

Unusual Aluminum Bonding Geometry

Catalysis: Pentacoordinated Al joins Pt in supported catalysts
(p.12)

Mass Spec As A Surgical Tool

Clinical Chemistry: Analytical technique can help distinguish cancerous from healthy tissue
(p.13)

Unearthing Nature's Bounty

Chemical Biology: Mass spectrometry anchors tactic for finding new natural products from microbes
(p.13)
 

Departments

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Business

Investment flows into the U.S. as drugmakers reassess their supply chains
(pp. 38-41)
Small-molecule drugs to treat dry age-related macular degeneration are heading to the clinic
(pp. 43-45)
Colleagues, puzzled by charges, wonder whether it is all a misunderstanding
(pp. 47-48)
Developers have made vaccines against the pandemic flu but now must deliver them in time
(pp. 27-33)
Drug firms help battle the novel H1N1 virus in response to calls from health agencies and governments
(pp. 15-26)

ACS News

Governance bodies receive reports, debate election procedure
(pp. 70-72)
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Government & Policy

Makers of brand-name biologics get closer to winning 12 years of exclusivity before generic versions can come to market
(pp. 51-53)
Direct-to-consumer companies are proliferating, raising questions about quality and lack of standards
(pp. 54-57)
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Science & Technology

Advances in breeding and basic science confer drought tolerance to crops
(pp. 60-62)
Unique challenges face developers of drugs that hit disease-related RNAs rather than disease-related proteins
(pp. 63-66)
Technology and Business news for the laboratory world
(p.68)

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