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June 6, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 23
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June 6, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 23
A rift persists between safety assessments of the man-made estrogen mimic
By Stephen K. Ritter
(p.13)
Features
Business
Functional additives push water-based paint into applications that were once unheard of (pp. 26-28)
Science & Technology
Discovery of a modified cytosine in DNA with possible roles from cancer to cognition triggers a new research field (pp. 40-41)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Bisphenol A

Debating BPA’s Toxicity
The precautionary principle serves as a dividing line in arguments over the safety of bisphenol A
(pp. 14-19)
Exposure Routes Confound BPA Debate
Beyond bisphenol A in food and drink containers, people face many sources of endocrine disrupters in everyday life
(pp. 20-22)
BPA Is Indispensible For Making Plastics
Chemists struggle to find endocrine-disrupter-free alternatives that match bisphenol A's cost and performance
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News of the Week

Arsenic Bacterium Debate Continues

Research: Science publishes rebuttals to a sensational claim about DNA biochemistry
(p.7)

Compound Prevents Neurodegeneration

Neurochemistry: Small molecule alleviates Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s symptoms in animals
(p.8)

Report Slams Science Agency

Congress: Senator alleges wasteful spending at NSF, which the agency and others reject
(p.8)

Ashland Dives Into Specialties

Acquisitions: Purchase of ISP will sharpen focus on personal care, drug ingredients
(p.9)

More Science, Online Only

ACS News: Synthetic biology, polymer science will be the focus of two new ACS journals on the web
(p.10)

Trio Receives Wolf Chemistry Prize

Honors: Three professors in the chemical sciences are cited for their work on organic materials
(p.10)

A New Look At Protein Misfolding

Protein Chemistry: Fluorescence method reveals details of disease-related process
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Getting facilities to recognize the problem will lead to better controls
(pp. 34-35)
Federal agencies struggle to understand how microbes alter chemical exposures
(pp. 36-37)
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Science & Technology

The precautionary principle serves as a dividing line in arguments over the safety of bisphenol A
(pp. 14-19)
Beyond bisphenol A in food and drink containers, people face many sources of endocrine disrupters in everyday life
(pp. 20-22)
Forensic document analysis with SIMS clearly shows which ink is on top
(p.42)
Chemists struggle to find endocrine-disrupter-free alternatives that match bisphenol A's cost and performance
Web Exclusive
A rift persists between safety assessments of the man-made estrogen mimic
(p.13)
Discovery of a modified cytosine in DNA with possible roles from cancer to cognition triggers a new research field
(pp. 40-41)

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