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February 28, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 9
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February 28, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 9
President's 2012 budget proposal provides continued growth for science
By Government & Policy Department
(pp. 13-14)
Features
Business
At Informex, suppliers worked to create new and stronger ties with customers (pp. 28-31)
ACS News
Gathering aims to be the premier annual conference and exposition on laboratory science (pp. 66-67)
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News of the Week

House Slashes Federal Funding

Congress: Senate, House budget battle could lead to government shutdown
(p.7)

Scripps Changes Leadership

Biomedical Research: Richard Lerner will step down as president to be succeeded by Berkeley chemist Michael Marletta
(p.8)

Takeda Splurges On Research

Pharma R&D: Japanese firm opens $1.8 billion center
(p.8)

Chemists Join Wisconsin Budget Battle

Worker's Rights: Bill to limit collective bargaining for state employees sparks widespread protests
(p.9)

Gilead Sciences To Buy Calistoga Pharmaceutical

Acquisitions: Deal adds key oncology compound to acquisitive firm's pipeline
(p.9)

Pushing For A Phthalate

European Union: Industry wants to continue use of DEHP, which is facing a ban under REACH
(p.10)

The Case Of The Missing Xenon

Noble Gases: First XeO2 synthesis could provide the final clue to one of Earth’s geochemical mysteries
(p.10)

Big Enzyme Takes On Tiny Target

Catalysis: Modifying a huge active site enables conversion of methane to methanol
(p.11)

Poor Management Led To BP Spill

Technical Findings: Long-running problems caused Gulf spill, commission finds
(p.11)
 

Departments

Business

At Informex, suppliers worked to create new and stronger ties with customers
(pp. 28-31)
As the economy heats up, demand for chemicals spreads to all regions and sectors
(pp. 32-34)
Companies continued to overhaul R&D amid tepid fourth-quarter results
(pp. 36-38)
From 26 scientists in 2005, Chinese drug firm expects its research payroll to hit 1,500 by next year
(pp. 40-41)
Climate Change: Two studies try to measure long-term impact on business and investors
(p.43)