November 2, 2009 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 

C&EN congratulates Dan Fagin on winning the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction for “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation” (Bantam Books). C&EN’s Rudy Baum reviewed “Toms River” last May.

 
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November 2, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 44
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November 2, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 44
Record unemployment requires a realistic attitude and creative thinking
By Linda R. Raber
(p.45)
Features
Business
With loss of early-stage drug-manufacturing business, CPhI exhibitors vie for late-stage opportunities (pp. 16-19)
Science & Technology
Folded DNA structures in gene-activation sites may be useful cancer drug targets (pp. 28-30)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: A New Normal

Down But Not Out
Chemistry jobs took a beating this year, prompting out-of-work chemists to reinvent themselves
(pp. 46-52)
Courting Generation Y
Companies revamp programs to attract and retain young superstars
(pp. 53-55)
Working For Uncle Sam
The recession may lead more chemists to pursue careers as civil servants
(pp. 56-58)
 

News of the Week

High-Risk Energy Projects Get Funds

Grants: Big winners include Foro Energy, DuPont, and MIT
(p.9)

Emergency Drug Fills Vaccine Void

Pandemic: FDA allows use of unapproved flu drug while vaccine supplies lag
(p.10)

Inhaled Nanotubes Reach Lung Lining In Mice

Nanotoxicology: Carbon structures cause unique physiological effects, study shows
(p.10)

Career Track

Students who study science don't always stay in the field
(p.11)

European Firms Test The Bottom

Third Quarter: Optimism appears in some earnings reports
(p.11)

Hydrogenation Without Metals

Catalysis: Fullerenes drive nitro-to-amino conversion of aromatics under mild conditions
(p.12)

Climate Science

Aerosol effects could complicate air-quality and climate policy
(p.13)

Cut-And-Paste GFP

Protein Engineering: Method opens green fluorescent protein to better scrutiny, design
(p.13)

Winning Projects

ARPA-E's first round of grants includes 37 projects
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Departments

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Business

Indian fine chemicals manufacturer sets up contract research arm
Web Exclusive
With loss of early-stage drug-manufacturing business, CPhI exhibitors vie for late-stage opportunities
(pp. 16-19)
Coskata tries out waste-to-ethanol engineering at new plant
(pp. 20-21)
Chemistry jobs took a beating this year, prompting out-of-work chemists to reinvent themselves
(pp. 46-52)
Companies revamp programs to attract and retain young superstars
(pp. 53-55)
The recession may lead more chemists to pursue careers as civil servants
(pp. 56-58)
Record unemployment requires a realistic attitude and creative thinking
(p.45)
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Government & Policy

Market price does not reflect major health damage 
from production and use of coal, oil
(pp. 24-25)

Books

The art and science of a Japanese culinary delight are presented in a lavishly illustrated book
(pp. 40-41)

Education

Updating premedical education to reflect modern science could improve the experience for other students, too
(pp. 35-38)