November 16, 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 16, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 46
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November 16, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 46
Chemical companies hope their innovations can improve the environmental performance of tires without sacrificing safety and durability
By Alexander H. Tullo
(pp. 10-14)
Features
Government & Policy
Supreme Court ruling will impact process patents in biomedicine and technology (pp. 28-32)
Science & Technology
Targeting early steps in protein disposal could lead to drugs for cancer and more (pp. 41-43)
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News of the Week

Pfizer Slashes R&D

Pharmaceuticals: Company to close six research sites and consolidate others as part of integration with Wyeth
(p.5)

Chemical Security Bill Wins Approval

Safety: Legislation requires separate standards for academic labs, large commercial facilities
(p.6)

GFP In Motion

Photochemistry: Ultrafast method reveals how green fluorescent protein changes during proton transfer
(p.6)

Deep Rifts Over Climate Bill

Senate Hearing: Neither finance committee members nor experts agree on legislation’s economic impact
(p.7)

Tech Transfer

Universities adopt principles to ease developing world's access to discoveries
(p.7)

A New Blue

Inorganic Chemistry: Mn-based chromophore points to more 
planet-friendly pigments
(p.8)

Stabilized Helix Cracks Cancer Target

Chemical Biology: Stapled peptide thwarts notch, a master cell regulator
(p.9)
 

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Government & Policy

Supreme Court ruling will impact process patents in biomedicine and technology
(pp. 28-32)
William Paterson University faces charges of gender harassment, discrimination in its chemistry department
(pp. 33-36)
Symposium explores contributions of race, ethnicity, and gender to science’s demographics
(pp. 37-38)
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Science & Technology

Targeting early steps in protein disposal could lead to drugs for cancer and more
(pp. 41-43)
A largely forgotten natural resource holds vast nuclear power potential
(pp. 44-46)
Modifications for better control of redox potential and reactivity
(p.47)

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