November 9, 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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November 9, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 45
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November 9, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 45
Drug companies and nonprofits are taking novel approaches to refill the pipeline of new drugs and vaccines for neglected diseases
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 16-22)
Features
Government & Policy
News Analysis: Copenhagen meeting is unlikely to produce a new climate-change treaty (pp. 37-39)
Science & Technology
Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, chemists who lived in former East Germany reflect on science then and now (pp. 42-46)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Old Drugs, New Tricks

Polypharmacology: Ligand-based approach finds new targets of known drugs
(p.11)

Clorox To Stop Using Chlorine

Plant Security: Bleach maker will end shipment of hazardous chemical
(p.12)

OSHA Hits BP With Record Fine

Safety: $87 million penalty for violations, failure to comply with 2005 settlement
(p.12)

Sparking A Sign Of Life

Crystal Growth: Specialized light source drives formation of 
optically pure amino acid derivatives
(p.12)

Climate-Change Maneuvers

Legislation: Democrats push ahead as Republicans boycott markup meetings
(p.13)

Pharma Strategy

Novartis makes major R&D and vaccines investments in China
(p.13)

Ironing Out Mercury's Makeup

Planetary Science: New results from spacecraft flyby show iron-rich surface
(p.14)

Light Commands Ion Channel

Chemical Biology: Photosensitive reaction opens or shuts potassium's flow
(p.14)

Environmental Scrutiny

EPA will assess impacts of black carbon and drilling chemicals for hydraulic fracturing
(p.15)

Japanese Earnings Surprise

Fiscal First Half: Firms performed better than feared
(p.15)
 

Departments

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Business

Photovoltaic prices will continue to drop, thanks to an oversupply of polysilicon
(pp. 28-30)
Technology management program receives high marks, but not all are pleased
(pp. 32-33)
A visionary in the fine chemicals industry claims a victory in a still-risky business
(p.34)
Drug companies and nonprofits are taking novel approaches to refill the pipeline of new drugs and vaccines for neglected diseases
(pp. 16-22)
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Science & Technology

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, chemists who lived in former East Germany reflect on science then and now
(pp. 42-46)
Reluctance to restart production of plutonium-238 could mean the end of deep-space exploration
(p.47)
New software and Websites for the Chemical Enterprise
(p.48)

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