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February 21, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 8
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February 21, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 8
R&D chiefs agree that big pharma’s fully integrated business model has one more chance to deliver
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 12-16)
Features
Business
The recession behind them, chemical firms plan healthy increases in R&D and capital spending this year (pp. 19-22)
Science & Technology
Number and influence of English-language chemistry publications from China climb (pp. 35-36)
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News of the Week

Science Prevails In 2012 Budget Request

Government: Proposal includes targeted increases for R&D, but comes as Congress is still wrestling with this year's funding
(p.7)

Dynein’s Motor Revealed

Structural Biology: Researchers solve first crystal structure of long-elusive molecular motor
(p.8)

Uncertainty Plagues Anthrax Probe

Investigation: Molecular techniques don't identify the source of anthrax used in 2001 attacks, NRC report says
(p.8)

Sanofi, Genzyme Come To Terms

Acquisitions: For $20 billion, French firm nets a biologics pipeline
(p.9)

USDA Approves Ethanol Corn

Agriculture: Genetically modified crop will boost biofuel production, but critics raise red flags
(p.9)

Alkenes From Diazo Compounds

Organic Chemistry: Versatile nitrogen-containing reagents have surprising reactivity
(p.10)

Clariant To Buy Süd-Chemie

Specialties: Swiss firm makes its first big move after period of downsizing
(p.10)

Biobased Chemical Deals Abound

Green Chemistry: Customers, investors, and technology firms link up for renewables production
(p.11)

Connecting Bacteria

Microbiology: Nanotube links between cells foster exchange of genes and proteins
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Legislation could help the patent office reduce a massive backlog of applications
(pp. 27-30)
NRC looks at methyl isocyanate and how chemical companies can cut use, storage of toxic materials
(pp. 31-32)

Education

Internet giant Google launches global online science fair
(p.39)