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C&EN congratulates Dan Fagin on winning the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction for “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation” (Bantam Books). C&EN’s Rudy Baum reviewed “Toms River” last May.

 
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January 23, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 4
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January 23, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 4
NSF Director talks about how the agency is driving innovation while staying true to its mission of supporting basic research
By Susan R. Morrissey
(pp. 9-12)
Features
Business
Cleaning-product makers hope the coming U.S. launch of laundry capsules succeeds where past attempts have failed (pp. 15-19)
Government & Policy
 (pp. 22-27)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Subra Suresh

New Starts
NSF Programs Rolled Out Last Year Support Innovation
(p.12)
 

News of the Week

Artemisinin Goes With the Flow

Pharmaceuticals: Continuous-flow synthesis produces antimalarial at low cost
(p.4)

Bioplastics Venture Is Off

Manufacturing: Partner Metabolix will lose access to commercial-scale facility, feedstocks
(p.5)

Obama Calls For Agency Revamp

Bureaucracy: Reorganization plan faces skepticism in Congress
(p.5)

Georgia Gulf Rebuffs Westlake

Plastics: Vinyls firm calls takeover offer ‘opportunistic’
(p.6)

Tau Protein, Synthetically

Protein Engineering: Researchers make, modify key player in Alzheimer’s disease
(p.6)

U.S. Competitive Edge Narrows

Science Policy: Federal report shows Asian countries closing in on U.S. leadership in science and engineering
(p.7)

Coupling Nanoparticles

Materials: Cycloaddition chemistry yields hybrid metal oxide materials
(p.8)

Fighting Neuropathic Pain

Metabolomics: Researchers discover a metabolite associated with chronic pain from tissue injury
(p.8)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

NSF Director talks about how the agency is driving innovation while staying true to its mission of supporting basic research
(pp. 9-12)