April 5, 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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April 5, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 14
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April 5, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 14
Alzheimer's researchers will soon know whether blocking amyloid-β can slow down the debilitating disease
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 12-17)
Features
Business
Sangamo Biosciences wants genome editing technology to touch on multiple application areas (pp. 20-23)
Government & Policy
Measurement agency gets facelift with new director, more focused mission (pp. 30-32)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: The Amyloid Question

'Beta Testing'
ACS Meeting News: Using chemistry tools to refine an Alzheimer's drug candidate
(p.14)
The Dimebon Debacle
Medivation and Pfizer salvage what they can from the failure of a large Phase III trial for a promising Alzheimer's drug
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News of the Week

Survival Of The Weakest

Catalyst Discovery: Least stable intermediates can lead to the best catalysts
(p.7)

EPA Targets Bisphenol A

Regulation: Agency will examine levels of plastics chemical in water supply and effects on wildlife
(p.8)

Thorium Complex Almost Maxes Out

Inorganic Chemistry: 15-Coordinate thorium aminodiboranate sets a record, just one bond short of a perfect 16
(p.8)

Climate Change

EPA Lays Out Plans To Cut Co2, Other Greenhouse Gas Emissions
(p.9)

Gene Patents Ruled Invalid

Biotechnology: Industry says setback will not undermine multi-billion-dollar business
(p.9)

Countering Sleeping Sickness

Drug Development: New compounds cure mice of early-stage infections
(p.10)

Earth-Friendly Chlorine

Technology: Bayer’s new cathode saves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions
(p.10)

BP Shuts Its Last U.S. Solar Plant

Manufacturing: Price drop spurs shift to China and India
(p.11)

Talking About Geoengineering

Climate Intervention: California conference calls for research that is responsible and open
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

Sangamo Biosciences wants genome editing technology to touch on multiple application areas
(pp. 20-23)
After two big departures, business is good for remaining players
(pp. 24-26)
Under new leadership, SOCMA broadens its trawl for batch manufacturers
(pp. 27-28)
ACS Meeting News: Using chemistry tools to refine an Alzheimer's drug candidate
(p.14)
Eastward Expansion: Plans call for doubling cellulosic capacity in China
(p.18)
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Government & Policy

Measurement agency gets facelift with new director, more focused mission
(pp. 30-32)
Renowned scientist recognized for his public service in science and technology
(p.29)
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Science & Technology

Medivation and Pfizer salvage what they can from the failure of a large Phase III trial for a promising Alzheimer's drug
Web Exclusive
Alzheimer's researchers will soon know whether blocking amyloid-β can slow down the debilitating disease
(pp. 12-17)
ACS Meeting News: Analytical chemists devise methods to confirm foods are what they claim to be
(pp. 36-37)
ACS Meeting News: Increasing computational power makes possible simulations of geology's nitty-gritty chemistry
(pp. 39-40)

Editor's Page

This guest editorial is by Ted Kaufman, Democratic senator from Delaware.
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