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June 13, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 24
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June 13, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 24
Nanotechnology makes inroads in the construction industry
By Bethany Halford
(pp. 12-17)
Features
Education
Challenging China's education system is difficult, as one new institution and its leader are realizing (pp. 36-37)
Career & Employment
Steady employment and a wide range of possible career paths make this sector attractive for chemical engineers interested in biotech (pp. 41-44)
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News of the Week

Robert Langer Named Priestley Medalist

ACS Awards: MIT chemical engineer is honored for his influential work
(p.7)

Pfizer Expands R&D Network

Partnership: Eight Boston research institutions will form a third regional hub
(p.8)

Picking Off Hydrogen

Organic Synthesis: Use of palladium catalyst yields aromatic molecules from aliphatic precursors
(p.8)

Court Affirms Inventors’ Rights

Intellectual Property: Majority strikes down university’s claim of an inherent right to patents
(p.9)

New Cracker For Appalachia

Shell's proposed facility will reverse a petrochemicals exodus from the region
(p.9)

DNA Folding In Cell-like Setting

Structural Biochemistry: G-quadruplex structure in crowded solution revealed
(p.10)
 

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Business

Makers of oxo-degradable additives say they are addressing the litter problem, but others aren’t so sure
(pp. 20-21)
Chemical production is highlighted at recent catalysis conference in China
(pp. 22-23)
The firm aims to compete globally in rubber while developing cutting-edge materials
(p.25)
Nanotechnology makes inroads in the construction industry
(pp. 12-17)
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Government & Policy

Drug industry fears Supreme Court may weaken patent protections
(pp. 27-28)
Summit explores applications of high-performance computing to get more efficient energy use
(pp. 29-31)

Education

Challenging China's education system is difficult, as one new institution and its leader are realizing
(pp. 36-37)
Nonprofit analytical chemistry lab Students 2 Science offers students an industrial experience
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Career & Employment

Steady employment and a wide range of possible career paths make this sector attractive for chemical engineers interested in biotech
(pp. 41-44)

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