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November 8, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 45
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November 8, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 45
Pfizer’s deal with Washington University signals reduced secretiveness among drug firms
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 14-20)
Features
Business
Agrochemical firms combine chemistry and biology to fend off pests and boost plant health (pp. 24-27)
Government & Policy
Efforts are under way to link chemical exposures 
in utero with adult disease (pp. 40-43)
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News of the Week

Big Pharma Settles In China

Emerging Market: Western drugmakers buy local companies and build up R&D
(p.9)

An About-Face On Gene Patents

Lawsuit: U.S. Justice Department says unmodified DNA should not be patentable
(p.10)

Holographic Video

Materials Science: Photorefractive polymer enables 3-D video
(p.10)

Dow May Split Plastics Business

Restructuring: Chemical giant considers keeping some commodity polymer assets and divesting others
(p.11)

Sweeping Changes For Congress

Midterm Elections: Republicans Gain house, trim Democrats’ Senate majority
(p.11)

Countries Agree To Ban Geoengineering

Climate Technologies: Prohibition is adopted under the UN biodiversity treaty
(p.12)

Jack-Of-All-Trades Detergents

Biochemistry: Versatile molecules aid multiple stages of membrane-protein structure determination
(p.12)

Chemical Profits Rebound In Japan

Fiscal First Half: Demand is strong for all materials
(p.13)

Halogenation In The Garden

Synthetic Biology: Chemists integrate carbon-halogen bond formation into plant metabolism
(p.13)
 

Departments

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Business

Agrochemical firms combine chemistry and biology to fend off pests and boost plant health
(pp. 24-27)
Custom chemical maker Ash Stevens follows a path toward growth in the Detroit region
(pp. 28-29)
Fine chemicals producers respond enthusiastically to an invitation from Novartis
(p.30)
Pfizer’s deal with Washington University signals reduced secretiveness among drug firms
(pp. 14-20)
Pharmaceuticals: The partners will develop a small-molecule treatment for Fabry disease
(p.23)
Investment: Government announces drug and chemical projects for new industrial park
(p.22)
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Government & Policy

New CSB Staff Director wants accidents to be understood, publicized, and avoided
(pp. 34-39)
Efforts are under way to link chemical exposures 
in utero with adult disease
(pp. 40-43)

Education

The Eurobachelor brand normalizes chemistry undergraduate degrees across Europe
(p.56)
MacArthur Fellow makes engineering education more creative and accessible
(p.58)
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Science & Technology

Nanotechnology: Researchers develop molecular motor that whirls in two directions
(p.49)
Toxic Substances: BPA appears in meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, prepared food, and infant formula
(p.48)
National festival personalizes scientists and engineers and puts their work in the public spotlight
(pp. 50-51)
Leading Chinese and U.S. Analytical Chemists gather for community building
(p.52)
Cross-linkers, redox chemistry, or high pH, all in the name of beauty
(p.54)

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