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May 16, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 20
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May 16, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 20
Big questions about drug safety arise in the wake of rampant supply-chain globalization
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 11-15)
Features
Government & Policy
Government tries to respond to U.S. vulnerability in these critical materials (pp. 28-29)
Science & Technology
Cloud computing could provide faster and cheaper solutions to some problems, but chemists remain wary (pp. 34-35)
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News of the Week

Methane Fouls Well Water

Environment: Study confirms link to gas drilling, as a new panel is formed to study public safety
(p.5)

Alkermes Buys Elan Business

Restructuring: Sale of drug formulation unit enables Elan to focus on neurology
(p.6)

The Promise Of Renewables

Energy: Governments policies can speed up deployment, IPCC says
(p.6)

Japan's Chemical Profits Surge

Annual Results: Earthquake had minimal impact on 2010 results
(p.7)

Wiring A Single-Molecule Circuit

Electronics: Researchers link polymer nanowires to single molecules
(p.7)

Unnatural Backbone Mimics α-Helix

Peptide Chemistry: γ-Amino acid stabilizes structural copycat
(p.8)

DSM, Roquette Invest In Succinic Acid

Industrial Biotech: Companies plan Europe's largest facility for biobased production
(p.9)

Perfluorochemicals May Postpone Puberty

Industrial Pollutants: Children with high blood concentrations of the pollutants reach puberty later
(p.9)

Waugh, Marks Win Big Prizes

Honors: John Waugh takes Welch award, Tobin Marks nabs Dreyfus Prize
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Business

Higher prices and volumes yield strong first‑quarter earnings for chemical makers
(pp. 18-20)
First-quarter results were steady, but drug companies see better times as new products approach commercialization
(pp. 22-23)
Having consolidated the Brazilian petrochemical industry, firm looks to expand in Latin America and the U.S.
(pp. 24-25)
Indian state beefs up capabilities of emergency response unit
(p.26)
Sulfur Chemicals: Deal will expand Chemtrade's reach in refining and water treatment
(p.16)
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Government & Policy

Big questions about drug safety arise in the wake of rampant supply-chain globalization
(pp. 11-15)
Government tries to respond to U.S. vulnerability in these critical materials
(pp. 28-29)
The National User Facility Organization advocates for scientists who use federal labs
(pp. 30-31)
Funding: DOE and USDA devote $47 million to biomass research
(p.27)
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Science & Technology

Compound restores key missing protein to cells taken from a muscular dystrophy patient
(p.32)
Cloud computing could provide faster and cheaper solutions to some problems, but chemists remain wary
(pp. 34-35)
Mass cytometry boosts the number of single-cell parameters that can be measured simultaneously
(p.36)

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