August 22, 2011 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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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)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

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)