October 12, 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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October 12, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 41
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October 12, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 41
Rise of foreign drug discovery services providers coincides with restructuring of R&D at major pharmaceutical firms
By Jean-Fran├žois Tremblay
(pp. 16-23)
Features
Government & Policy
Budget for 2010 gets moving after slow start; most research funding is up (pp. 38-39)
Science & Technology
Rocky Mountains provide a unique venue for a joint conference on a unique element (pp. 45-49)
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News of the Week

Nobel Prize In Chemistry

Awards: Structural studies of the ribosome get this year's nod
(p.9)

Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine

Awards: Three win for work on telomere biochemistry
(p.10)

Nobel Prize In Physics

Awards: Revolutionary optical technologies take this year's honor
(p.11)

Obama Supports Technology Mandate

Plant Security: Administration endorses requirement for safer technologies in chemical security bill
(p.11)

Chemist Charged With Crime

Intellectual Property: Fired DuPont chemist is hit with second suit charging he stole trade secrets
(p.12)

Reactive Dications Tamed

Main-Group Chemistry: Stabilizing positive charge with three nitrogen atoms yields stable group 16 complexes
(p.12)

Redesigning Silk

Materials: Reprocessing confers spider-silk qualities on silkworm silk
(p.13)

Unions Criticize Safety Board Again

Investigation: Panel's report on 2008 oleum release lacks teeth, unions say
(p.13)

Celebrating Chemistry

National Chemistry Week: This year's theme is the periodic table of the elements
(p.14)

Kraton To Go Public

Materials firm plans to raise up to $230 million with initial public offering of stock.
(p.14)
 

Departments

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Business

Alternative fuels and industrial chemicals from a single source are still a long way off
(pp. 28-29)
A former Merck manufacturing site is being recast as the contract manufacturer Cherokee Pharmaceuticals
(pp. 30-32)
The Thermo Fisher CEO is getting another big promotion: the top job at Bayer
(p.34)
Rise of foreign drug discovery services providers coincides with restructuring of R&D at major pharmaceutical firms
(pp. 16-23)
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Government & Policy

Budget for 2010 gets moving after slow start; most research funding is up
(pp. 38-39)
National Cancer Institute launches consortium to accelerate drug discovery and development
(pp. 40-41)

Books

Book gives a graphic presentation of the microbial world
(pp. 57-58)
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Science & Technology

Rocky Mountains provide a unique venue for a joint conference on a unique element
(pp. 45-49)
All of us have our very own odorprint, and scientists are hot on its trail
(pp. 50-54)
Chemists: Junk the jargon so that you can share your passion with those outside of the chemistry choir
(p.55)

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