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May 23, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 21
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May 23, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 21
Two months after a devastating earthquake and tsunami, Japan’s chemical enterprise is on a determined path to recovery
By Jean-François Tremblay
Features
Science & Technology
Researchers probe the mechanics of tumor cells with atomic force microscopy and explore the technique as a diagnostic tool (pp. 34-36)
Career & Employment
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender chemists encounter workplace struggles even as employers strive to be more inclusive (pp. 41-44)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Japan Rebuilds

Recovering Research
Japanese universities, scientific facilities damaged in quake face up to a year to rebuild
(pp. 14-16)
Japan’s Chemical Industry Rebounds
Companies are rapidly rehabilitating their facilities but will face power shortages in coming months
(pp. 17-18)
U.S. Boosts Scrutiny Of Nuclear Reactors
Officials say lessons learned from Japan will make nuclear power safer in future
(pp. 19-20)
 

News of the Week

Fire Retardants In Baby Products May Pose Health Risks

Toxic Substances: Infants may be exposed to high levels of a toxic fire retardant
(p.7)

Graphene Via Electrochemistry

Materials: Process that damages batteries yields desirable form of carbon
(p.8)

Japan To Develop Renewable Energy

Nuclear Crisis: Nation will scrap plan to obtain half of its electricity from atomic power
(p.8)

Petronas, Sabic Have Big Plans

Emerging Markets: Malaysian refiner, Saudi petrochemical giant eye projects in Asia, Middle East
(p.9)

A New Detector For Endotoxin

Sensors: At low levels, bacterial lipid causes visible reordering of liquid crystals
(p.10)

Takeda To Buy Switzerland’s Nycomed

Pharmaceuticals: Purchase will take Japanese firm further outside its home market
(p.11)

Thermo Fisher Bets On Phadia

Diagnostics: Deal gives instrument firm a stake in allergy and autoimmunity testing
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

Dow Chemical is investing heavily in petrochemicals to shore up its specialty chemical units
(p.26)
Companies are rapidly rehabilitating their facilities but will face power shortages in coming months
(pp. 17-18)
Two months after a devastating earthquake and tsunami, Japan’s chemical enterprise is on a determined path to recovery
(p.13)
New investments, alliances are signs of life for biobased chemicals
(pp. 24-25)
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Government & Policy

Officials say lessons learned from Japan will make nuclear power safer in future
(pp. 19-20)
Changing demographics, global competition compel a paradigm shift
(pp. 30-31)

Education

Japanese universities, scientific facilities damaged in quake face up to a year to rebuild
(pp. 14-16)
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Science & Technology

Researchers probe the mechanics of tumor cells with atomic force microscopy and explore the technique as a diagnostic tool
(pp. 34-36)
Scientist-storyteller draws career and outreach lessons from Marie Curie’s life, and her own
(p.37)

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