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September 20, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 38
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September 20, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 38
Vibrational spectroscopy technique may someday be used to diagnose a variety of diseases
By Celia Henry Arnaud
(pp. 8-12)
Features
Business
High-throughput-screening firms say their techniques are giving industrial biotech some competition (pp. 15-17)
Science & Technology
Mobile laboratory treks across Europe to study cultural masterpieces (pp. 26-28)
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News of the Week

Synthetic Skin Gets A Soft Touch

Materials Science: Pressure sensors give artificial skin a sense of touch
(p.3)

A Professor's Worth

Academia: Report compares Texas A&M faculty members’ salaries and teaching revenues
(p.4)

Momentive And Hexion To Merge

Specialty Chemicals: Combined firm will be second largest in U.S. with $7.5 billion in sales
(p.4)

Dow Shelves India R&D Center

Bhopal Legacy: As protests persist, company gives up plans to build major facility
(p.5)

Survey Finds Undue Influence On Food Safety

Scientific Integrity: Corporate pressure on federal food agencies is a serious problem, respondents say
(p.5)

Boosting Solid-State NMR

Surface Science: Signal-enhancing technique makes NMR a powerful probe of surfaces
(p.6)
 

Departments

ACS News

American and German Chemical Society agree to undertake joint activities to communicate chemistry’s value
(p.33)
ACS Meeting News: Grant recipients apply chemical approaches to human health problems
(p.34)
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Government & Policy

Congress is unlikely to reauthorize the America Competes Act this year
(pp. 20-21)
ACS Meeting News: Researchers discuss consequences of Deepwater Horizon spill
(pp. 22-23)

Education

ACS Meeting News: When linked with children’s literature, science grows less intimidating for elementary school teachers
(p.31)
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Science & Technology

Vibrational spectroscopy technique may someday be used to diagnose a variety of diseases
(pp. 8-12)
A "bipedal" molecule does a better job than a "four-legged" molecule moving across a surface
(p.24)
Mobile laboratory treks across Europe to study cultural masterpieces
(pp. 26-28)
ACS Meeting News: Techniques are being developed to probe the location and concentration of essential metal species in cells
(pp. 29-30)