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December 5, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 49
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December 5, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 49
A near record high in new drug approvals fortifies the pharmaceutical industry ahead of next year’s patent expiries
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 12-18)
Features
Business
Japanese temblor triggered surge in prices in a market that was already tight (pp. 22-24)
Science & Technology
Scientists probe the role of sea ice in atmospheric chemistry as the Arctic warms (pp. 37-38)
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News of the Week

Making A Better Enzyme

Protein Design: Mimic narrows efficiency gap with natural enzyme
(p.7)

Agency Toughens Scrutiny Of Plants

Government: Targeted inspections of chemical facilities aim to prevent serious accidents
(p.8)

BASF Promotes Growth Agenda

Strategy: Firm targets high-margin businesses and emerging markets
(p.8)

Mercks Get Mixed Up In Facebook

Germany’s Merck sues social-networking website for confusing it with U.S.-based Merck.
(p.9)

Switch-On Fluorescence

Biological Imaging: Functionalized nanoparticles light up upon entering cells
(p.9)

A Hit In Silico

Drug Discovery: Computer-assisted design leads to synthesis of a potent anti-HIV compound
(p.10)

Thumbs Down On Drug War Weapon

Report: Experts cite limitations of applying toxic fungi on illicit crops
(p.10)

Proteins From The Ancient Past

Paleoproteomics: Method detects an unprecedented number of proteins in bone of a woolly mammoth
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Fears mount over future supply of critical materials needed for U.S. weapons systems
(pp. 33-34)
Governments, industry grapple with potent greenhouse gas effects of widely used non-ozone-depleting refrigerants
(pp. 31-32)

Education

Project iLASER engages Hispanic students in hands-on activities
(p.40)