February 8, 2010 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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February 8, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 6
February 8, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 6
After struggling through 2009, contract manufacturers are 
honing their strategies and hoping for a better 2010
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 15-20)
Companies score big deals but still struggle with regulatory authorities (pp. 30-33)
Science & Technology
Reprogramming the fate of cells with small molecules (pp. 50-53)
Back Issues

Cover Story: Custom Chemicals

Taking Over Big Pharma Plants
For better or worse, pharma chemical 
suppliers are repurposing former drug company plants as custom manufacturing facilities
(pp. 21-26)

News of the Week

Science Wins In 2011 Budget

Federal Spending: Nondefense R&D jumps 6% in president’s request even as overall R&D remains flat

Amantadine’s Double Bind

Mode of Action: New finding on flu drug’s binding to virus proton channel could aid drug design

Gates Supports Vaccines Again

Funding: Major grant will advance vaccine research and distribution in poor countries

More R&D Cuts From Big Pharma

Employment: GSK, AstraZeneca, Pfizer slash research jobs, spending

Reaction-Driven Mixing

Fluid Dynamics: Chemical interactions drive convection and stirring

Latin American Firms Globalize

Outward Reach: Mexican and Brazilian chemical companies acquire internationally

Promising To Control Emissions

Climate Change: U.S., China, others pledge to limit greenhouse gases

Lax About Nanomaterial Handling

Exposure: many protective measures are not being utilized, survey shows

Progesterone Proof

Natural Products: New evidence confirms suspicion that plants can also make well-known hormone



Government & Policy

Forum yields comments on making articles containing federally funded research results freely available
(pp. 41-43)
Latest “Science & Engineering Indicators” shows R&D global trends shifting east
(pp. 44-46)


Learning how to make lab demonstration videos can pay off for instructors and students
(pp. 56-58)
Simple tips can make filming lab demos go smoothly
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Instructional multimedia can tap the wisdom of the masses
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Career & Employment

Pharma firms are seeking adaptable scientists with the aptitudes to meet new business needs
(pp. 65-67)