June 7, 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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June 7, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 23
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June 7, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 23
The spending race is over in pharmaceutical R&D, with companies now focused on doing more with less
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 13-18)
Features
Business
New biotech traits enable fuel and polymer production in crops (pp. 25-28)
Government & Policy
Scientists are being intimidated and harassed because of their research, they tell congress
 (pp. 31-32)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Research Recalibrated

R&D On The Chopping Block
Big pharma's path through the recession is littered with job and program cuts and plant closures
(pp. 14-15)
 

News of the Week

House Passes Science Bill

Legislation: Third time's the charm for the measure to bolster science research, education, and innovation
(p.9)

Bock To Head BASF In 2011

Succession: Finance chief gets nod to lead chemical industry icon
(p.10)

Metabolites Turn On Pathogen's Virulence

Natural Products: Staph produces molecules that help it colonize humans
(p.10)

Catalysis In Crystals

Inorganic Chemistry: Single crystals of iridium complex can exchange ligands and hydrogenate ethylene
(p.11)

Drug Prices

Companies to pull products from Greek market after price cuts
(p.11)

Downsizing Ethylene

Petrochemicals: Two Japanese firms prepare for onslaught of Middle Eastern capacity
(p.12)

FDA Approval Is Not A Shield

Liability: Like brand-name companies, generic drug firms can be sued for not warning about risks
(p.12)
 

Departments

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Business

Executives have sworn off reinvention, instead focusing on what they think the company does best
(pp. 21-23)
New biotech traits enable fuel and polymer production in crops
(pp. 25-28)
Private equity firm forays into high-purity chemicals with former Rohm and Haas CEO Raj Gupta
(p.29)
The spending race is over in pharmaceutical R&D, with companies now focused on doing more with less
(pp. 13-18)
Big pharma's path through the recession is littered with job and program cuts and plant closures
(pp. 14-15)
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Government & Policy

Scientists are being intimidated and harassed because of their research, they tell congress

(pp. 31-32)
Congress, GAO point to consistent flaws in CDC units' environmental health practices
(pp. 33-34)
Environmental group draws attention to risks posed by use of toxic chemicals
(p.35)
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Science & Technology

Materials: Microscopy method reveals positions of catalytic metals anchored inside pores
(p.42)
Definitive solution of the structure of an enzyme in isoprenoid biosynthesis could lead to new antibiotics
(pp. 39-40)
Studies pin down key intermediates in versatile migratory alkene insertion reactions
(p.41)
Insights: Forty years of environmental protection is showing some benefits

(p.43)

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