October 10, 2011 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 

C&EN congratulates Dan Fagin on winning the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction for “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation” (Bantam Books). C&EN’s Rudy Baum reviewed “Toms River” last May.

 
Copyright © 2011 American Chemical Society
 

October 10, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 41
08941-cover-lungmergedcxd
October 10, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 41
Mass spectrometry propels the field of lipidomics
By Celia Henry Arnaud
(pp. 15-20)
Features
Business
Cultural differences may help explain rash of trade secret theft involving Asian researchers (pp. 24-26)
Science & Technology
Digestive health benefits correlate with high levels of good bacteria promoted by unusual carbohydrates added to food  (pp. 42-43)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Awards: Dan Shechtman wins for discovery of convention-bucking quasicrystals
(p.7)

A Dim View In Europe

Reputation: Public mistrust of chemical industry weighs on policymakers
(p.8)

Nobel Prize In Physics

Awards: Three share honor for discovering the accelerating expansion of the universe
(p.8)

Dow Invests In Education

Research: Firm will spend $250 million on chemistry programs at U.S. universities
(p.9)

Making Dinitrogen

Environment: Pathway involves microbial oxidation of ammonia via nitric oxide and hydrazine
(p.10)

New Cancer Vaccine Strategy

Cancer Treatment: Two-headed molecule summons immune-system attack
(p.10)

Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine

Awards: Three researchers share prize for breakthrough work on immunity
(p.11)

Cellulosic Ethanol Production Lags

Biofuels: National Research Council questions government’s output goals
(p.12)
 

Departments

08941-govpol1-animationcxd

Government & Policy

Safety board report examines three accidents occuring within 33 hours at DuPont West Virginia plant
(pp. 34-35)
Big business, small inventors split on impacts of overhauling patent process
(pp. 36-37)
Getting a science or technology degree improves job prospects for everyone
(pp. 38-39)

Books

Enter the world of memory champions and learn some of their secrets
(pp. 48-49)

Education

Science Club for Girls teaches green chemistry concepts via the science of personal care products
(pp. 46-47)
08941-cover-lungmergedcxd

Science & Technology

Mass spectrometry propels the field of lipidomics
(pp. 15-20)
Digestive health benefits correlate with high levels of good bacteria promoted by unusual carbohydrates added to food
(pp. 42-43)
Chemistry technophile discusses his project to make laboratories smarter
(p.45)
Method encodes and decodes text messages
(p.44)