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All About Antibiotics - Speaking of Chemistry Ep. 8

Why should you finish all your antibiotics, even if you're starting to feel better? Carmen Drahl explains in the latest Speaking of Chemistry.

 
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August 23, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 34
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August 23, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 34
Polymer- and organic-molecule-based solar cells show promise as low-cost power generators
By Mitch Jacoby
(pp. 12-16)
Features
Science & Technology
Explosion highlights need to improve safety culture at university, initiates government oversight (pp. 34-37)
ACS News
Strong growth in bachelor’s degrees spills into doctorates (pp. 44-54)
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News of the Week

Uncovering A New Chlorophyll

Natural Products Chemistry: Researchers find a fifth type of the ubiquitous pigment in coastal Australia
(p.7)

Antidepressant's Unusual Speed Explained

Neuroscience: Ketamine, which can overcome depression in hours, stimulates rapid synapse formation
(p.8)

PotashCorp Snubs BHP Billiton

Fertilizers: Both companies see a bright future for crop nutrients but can't agree to a takeover deal
(p.8)

Postdocs Get Contract

Academe: University of California agreement increases compensation, but may decrease opportunities
(p.9)

BP Settlement Breaks Record

Regulation: Safety agency hits oil company with $50.6 million fine for workplace violations
(p.10)

Beet Plantings Banned

Ruling: Judge says USDA will have to review Monsanto crop
(p.10)

Gulf Oil Plume Tracked

Oil Spill: First journal report to characterize deep-sea oil plume
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Hopes for a new climate treaty grow dimmer, even in the face of extreme weather events
(pp. 26-27)
Federal agency says state’s ‘flexible’ permit program 
violates the clean air act
(pp. 28-30)

Books

An exploration of antiaging science and the possibility that it will realize its full potential
(pp. 41-42)
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Science & Technology

Polymer- and organic-molecule-based solar cells show promise as low-cost power generators
(pp. 12-16)
Explosion highlights need to improve safety culture at university, initiates government oversight
(pp. 34-37)
Royce murray celebrates 50 years at the University of North Carolina
(pp. 38-40)

Career & Employment

After a hiatus to care for family members, scientists find ways to restart their careers
(pp. 63-65)