April 26, 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 26, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 17
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April 26, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 17
NIH director discusses challenges, opportunities driven by health care reform, stimulus spending, and fast pace of scientific discovery
By Britt E. Erickson
(pp. 12-18)
Features
Business
C&EN's first ranking of analytical and life sciences instrumentation firms reflects the recession (pp. 22-27)
Education
ACS Meeting News: Presidential session in San Francisco brings industry, academe together to discuss U.S. education needs (pp. 44-45)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Chemicals Regulation

Legislation: Industry, activists seek changes to Congress' proposals for the Toxic Substances Control Act
(p.7)

Biomarkers Help Hit The Bull's-Eye

Personalized Medicine: Cancer therapy is more effective when target is identified
(p.8)

Volcanic Ash Data Sought

Atmospheric Chemistry: Chemists launch research efforts to probe aerosols from Eyjafjallajokull's eruption
(p.8)

Amyris Files For IPO

Industrial Biotechnology: Firm is devising biomass-based routes to chemicals, fuels
(p.9)

Solving A Protein Mystery

Protein Synthesis: Discovery connects transcription and translation in bacteria
(p.9)

Carbene Size Guides Coupling

Organometallic Chemistry: Ligand bulk affects outcome of aldehyde-alkyne pairing
(p.10)

Silken Electronics

Biomaterials: Electrode arrays constructed from films of silk cling to the brain
(p.10)

Bypassing The Moon

Space Policy: Obama's plan for U.S. human space exploration gets cold reception
(p.11)

Making Complanadine A

Transition metals are key in syntheses of alkaloid that aids production of nerve growth factors.
(p.11)
 

Departments

ACS News

For an enthusiastic experimentalist, the ACS Scholars program opened doors of opportunity
(p.49)
Conference will focus on chemical solutions for a sustainable world
(pp. 50-51)
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Government & Policy

ACS Meeting News: EPA R&D head sees technological innovation and a solutions approach as essential to the success of the agency’s mission
(pp. 32-33)

Education

ACS Meeting News: Presidential session in San Francisco brings industry, academe together to discuss U.S. education needs
(pp. 44-45)
ACS Meeting News: Four women underscore impact of ACS scholars program
(pp. 46-47)
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Science & Technology

ACS Meeting News: Symposium urges greater research support for maladies that do not attract mainstream pharma
(pp. 36-38)
ACS Meeting News: Chemical treatments to rein in invasive pest have evolved, but it's still expanding its range
(pp. 40-42)