October 25, 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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October 25, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 43
October 25, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 43
Chemistry graduate programs seek meaning in long-awaited assessment
By Carmen Drahl
(pp. 12-17)
Drug companies’ reliance on outside firms to run complex R&D programs so far seems to work (pp. 20-24)
Government & Policy
Chemical industry hopes Congressional Election will spur more bipartisan collaboration (pp. 38-41)
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Government & Policy

Efforts are under way to mitigate the risk that good life sciences research could be put to bad use
(pp. 35-37)
Chemical industry hopes Congressional Election will spur more bipartisan collaboration
(pp. 38-41)
Federal Trade Commission proposes to tighten eco-marketing guidelines


Chemistry graduate programs seek meaning in long-awaited assessment
(pp. 12-17)

Science & Technology

Advances in biocatalysis, taming hazardous reactions help improve pharmaceutical and fine chemicals production
(pp. 45-47)
Microfluidic device reveals link between glucose and patient outcome in brain injury
(pp. 48-49)
Researchers seek ways to recycle the alumina refining waste that caused catastrophe in Hungary
(pp. 50-51)