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August 22, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 34
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August 22, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 34
Chemistry informs the quest to understand anesthetics and make them better
By Carmen Drahl
(pp. 13-20)
Features
Government & Policy
Efforts to pass offshore drilling safety legislation have sputtered over the past year (pp. 31-33)
Science & Technology
Companies advance development of protein drugs containing unnatural amino acids (pp. 40-42)
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Disease Protein’s Mistaken Identity

Biochemistry: Biologists thought α-synuclein was an unfolded monomer, but new research reveals a tetramer
(p.7)

Cargill Beefs Up Animal Nutrition

Feed Additives: Firm bests chemical maker DSM with deal for Provimi
(p.8)

Race And Federal Grants

Research: Black applicants have lower NIH funding success rates
(p.8)

A Revamped vancomycin

Medicinal Chemistry: Modified compound shows promise against hard-to-treat bacteria
(p.9)

Kicking The Coffee-Ring Habit

Fluid Mechanics: Shift in particle shape suppresses vexing effect
(p.10)

Pfizer Wards Off Viagra Challenge

Pharmaceuticals: Ruling protects exclusivity for blockbuster drug until 2019
(p.10)

ACS Wins $1 Million NSF Grant

Public Outreach: Funds will be used to communicate chemistry’s excitement and value to society
(p.11)

Protests Force Chemical Plant Closure In China

Environment: Authorities to shut independent aromatics producer
(p.11)
 

Departments

ACS News

Recently honored for helping develop diagnostic test strip technology, the vibrant chemist reflects on her career
(pp. 50-52)
Divisions issue calls for papers for the March 25–29 meeting in San Diego
(pp. 53-54)
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Government & Policy

Efforts to pass offshore drilling safety legislation have sputtered over the past year
(pp. 31-33)
U.K.’s main science funding body angers researchers over budget-tightening policies
(pp. 34-35)
EPA’s efforts to save people from radioactivity in their homes have accomplished little
(p.36)
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Science & Technology

Companies advance development of protein drugs containing unnatural amino acids
(pp. 40-42)
Boeing uses spectroscopy to monitor airplanes made of carbon-based composites
(pp. 43-45)
Ultrathin devices cling to skin like temporary tattoos
(pp. 46-47)
Chemistry informs the quest to understand anesthetics and make them better
(pp. 13-20)