November 22, 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 22, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 47
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November 22, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 47
Careful buyers can find used lab instruments through many channels
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 11-15)
Features
Government & Policy
Republican takeover of House of Representatives signals new science policies (pp. 23-25)
Science & Technology
Electrochemical cells offer big payout, but production is years away (pp. 29-31)
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News of the Week

Pfizer Launches Academic Network

UCSF will be the first partner in its Global Centers for Therapeutic Innovation
(p.5)

Pfizer Unveils Academic Network

Alliances: UCSF will be the first partner in firm’s Global Centers for Therapeutic Innovation
(p.5)

Ice Repellent

Nanotechnology: Small structures keep water off supercooled surfaces
(p.6)

Roche Follows Job-Cuts Trend

Pharmaceuticals: Cost-cutting measures will impact 6,300 positions across the company
(p.6)

Bedding Down Stem Cells

Chemical Biology: Fully synthetic structure supports growth of human pluripotent stem cells
(p.7)

Dopamine Show-And-Tell

Structural Biology: First close-up of a dopamine receptor could aid drug discovery
(p.8)

Growth Laws Call Shots

Synthetic Biology: Linear relationships explain cell response during fermentation
(p.8)

Shakhashiri Is ACS President-Elect

ACS News: He plans to showcase the value of chemistry
(p.9)

Sigma-Aldrich CEO Dies Unexpectedly

Business: Passing of Jai Nagarkatti leads to management shifts at the research chemical firm
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Republican takeover of House of Representatives signals new science policies
(pp. 23-25)
NSF hopes to support, encourage social research on minorities in science
(p.26)
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Science & Technology

Electrochemical cells offer big payout, but production is years away
(pp. 29-31)
Proposed new definition broadens the qualifying chemical associations
(pp. 32-33)
Three groups use absorption to detect single molecules at room temperature
(p.36)

Career & Employment

Rise of world-class research hubs in Asia and the Middle East entices young faculty to move abroad
(pp. 39-41)

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