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October 24, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 43
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October 24, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 43
With the promise of treating cancer, Alzheimer’s, and HIV this family of marine natural products continues to intrigue scientists more than four decades after its discovery
By Bethany Halford
(pp. 10-17)
Features
Government & Policy
Chemical safety board report probes academic research practices, identifies role for ACS (pp. 25-27)
Science & Technology
Disagreement on conservation course of action complicates a potential reopening (pp. 38-40)
Back Issues
 
Drug Development
Taking The Long Route
(pp. 10-17)
Pioneer
Undersea Treasure Hunter
(pp. 10-17)
 

News of the Week

Shedding Nanoparticles

Materials Science: Chemists observe metal objects sloughing off ions to form nanoparticles
(p.5)

European Firms Invest In China

Specialty Chemicals: Companies pursue local research and production
(p.6)

Prioritizing Science Funding

Budget: House committee members outline science funding they think the nation can do without
(p.6)

Modifying Messenger RNA

Chemical Biology: Methylated bases in mRNA may have roles in gene regulation and obesity
(p.7)

Reducing Lead Levels

Draft government report links low-level lead exposure to negative health effects
(p.7)

House Bills Would Undermine EPA

Pollution: Congressional Republicans seek to derail rules on boilers, coal ash
(p.8)

Lab-On-A-Chip For Planets, Moons

Microfluidics: Automated chip is designed to detect extraterrestrial amino acids
(p.8)

Investors Bet On Cleantech

Green Chemistry: Close to $1 billion is slated for start-up firms
(p.9)

New Editor For Analytical Chemistry

Publishing: Jonathan Sweedler to take the helm
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Debate over use of and substitutions for rare-earth elements points out a need for much more research
(pp. 28-31)
Republicans say EPA chemical assessments are slanted toward tougher regulation
(pp. 32-33)
Republicans, Democrats clash over the costs and benefits of agency’s actions
(pp. 34-35)
Chemical safety board report probes academic research practices, identifies role for ACS
(pp. 25-27)

Education

Dormitory for women helps cultivate the future leaders of war-ravaged country
(pp. 45-47)
School Aims To Enable Poor Children To Build A Better Future
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One Young Woman Tells Her Story
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Science & Technology

With the promise of treating cancer, Alzheimer’s, and HIV this family of marine natural products continues to intrigue scientists more than four decades after its discovery
(pp. 10-17)
Disagreement on conservation course of action complicates a potential reopening
(pp. 38-40)
Researchers zero in on the pathways that allow cancer to bounce back after treatment
(pp. 41-43)
Making the iconic pants requires both color-addition and color-removal chemistry
(p.44)

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Letters

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