November 8, 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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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)
Back Issues
 

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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