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April 12, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 15
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April 12, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 15
After a difficult first year as CEO, Ellen Kullman sets the stage for growth
By Marc S. Reisch
(pp. 10-13)
Features
Government & Policy
U.S. Focuses on commercialization and strengthening environmental, health, and safety research (pp. 22-24)
Science & Technology
ACS Meeting News: Medicinal chemists unveil potential drugs for brain, autoimmune, liver ailments (pp. 30-33)
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News of the Week

Graphene's Thermal Conductivity

Materials: Ultrathin carbon dissipates heat well when supported by a solid
(p.5)

Accelrys And Symyx Sign Merger Deal

Informatics: Scientific software firms combine to find synergies and growth
(p.6)

Data Storage Goes Organic

Materials Science: Device relies on changes in azo conductivity
(p.6)

Five Die In Refinery Fire

Plant Safety: Tesoro refinery blast is the latest in string of accidents under investigation
(p.7)

New U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

Arms Reduction: Administration pledges limits on numbers, use, construction of new weapons
(p.8)

Shintech Invests In Louisiana

Basic Chemicals: Company will integrate its PVC business in the state
(p.8)

Element 117 Created

Nuclear Chemistry: Elusive superheavy element fills out picture of periodic table's extremes
(p.9)

Obesity Clue In View

Structural Biology: Close-up of methyl-clipping enzyme might help probe its obesity connection
(p.9)
 

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ACS News

Chemistry visionaries and public figures gather in Delaware to celebrate the ubiquitous material
(p.46)
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Government & Policy

U.S. Focuses on commercialization and strengthening environmental, health, and safety research
(pp. 22-24)
Administration wants to 
curtail tax breaks for U.S. multinationals
(pp. 25-26)
Study claims paradigm shift in energy will drive companies to focus on efficiency to succeed
(p.27)
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Science & Technology

Ion channel in fruit flies' taste neurons hints at how more advanced animals sense water
(p.28)
ACS Meeting News: Medicinal chemists unveil potential drugs for brain, autoimmune, liver ailments
(pp. 30-33)
ACS Meeting News: Symposium brings together atmospheric and indoor chemistry communities
(pp. 34-36)
Seeds sprout in the ashes of forest fires, thanks to small molecules in smoke
(pp. 37-38)
Sustainability, the main attraction at last month's ACS meeting, has leapt to the forefront of chemical thinking
(p.39)

Career & Employment

Fledgling firms offer rewards that sometimes outweigh the risks of conducting high-stakes research on a fast track
(pp. 47-50)

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