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October 4, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 40
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October 4, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 40
China’s quest to develop innovative energy solutions represents a huge opportunity for foreign chemical and materials makers
By Jean-François Tremblay
(pp. 10-16)
Features
Education
Spending edged up 1.7% for chemistry but grew 4.8% for science and engineering as a whole in 2008 (pp. 40-44)
ACS News
International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Dec. 15–20 (pp. 49-54)
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News of the Week

Long-Awaited Ph.D. Rankings Released

Graduate Schools: National Research Council evaluates doctoral programs for first time since 1995
(p.5)

Boosting Taxol Production

Natural Products: Engineered bacteria churn out cancer drug precursors
(p.6)

Earth Gets A Doppelganger

Exoplanets: Astronomers discover habitable planet orbiting nearby star
(p.6)

Losing The Competitive Edge

Science Funding: Report says increased federal support is necessary for research, education
(p.7)

Perturbing A Cancer Reader

Chemical Biology: Locking a protBein that recognizes markers on chromatin shrinks tumors in mice
(p.8)

Switchable Catalysts

Materials Chemistry: Synthetic compounds mimic enzymes’ on-off property
(p.8)

European Firms Chart New Paths

Reorganization: Akzo, DSM, Solvay will focus on developing countries
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Business

Kurzarbeit, a government program to retain employees, eases economic recovery
(pp. 20-21)
The synergies between Saudi Basic Industries Corp. and its engineering plastics business start to take shape
(pp. 22-23)
Against headwinds, Western service providers stake out role in drug industry
(pp. 24-25)
China’s quest to develop innovative energy solutions represents a huge opportunity for foreign chemical and materials makers
(pp. 10-16)

ACS News

Agreement expands how ACS journal authors can use their manuscripts
(p.45)
International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Dec. 15–20
(pp. 49-54)
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Government & Policy

Successes have been sporadic despite many calls for change
(pp. 28-29)
EPA lays out action plans for flame retardant, family of surfactants, and azo dyes
(pp. 30-31)

Education

Spending edged up 1.7% for chemistry but grew 4.8% for science and engineering as a whole in 2008
(pp. 40-44)
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Science & Technology

Analytical Techniques: Easy-to-read chemosensor requires little power and does not pick up signals from other gases
(p.35)
The Warner Babcock Institute brings business savvy to green chemistry research
(pp. 36-37)
Construction of facility for physics and other experiments in former gold mine might start in 2014
(pp. 38-39)

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