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February 6, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 6
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February 6, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 6
With hopes of thwarting and even deterring a chemical attack, scientists search for the fingerprints of potential threat agents
By Bethany Halford
(pp. 10-15)
Features
Business
U.S. lithium-ion battery makers await transportation transformation (pp. 18-20)
Government & Policy
Analysis that combines amount and potency puts primary metals industry ahead of chemical manufacturing as the main source of dioxin toxicity (pp. 26-27)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Tracing A Threat

Sample Collection
Dust And Duct Tape Help Chemists Gather Clues
(p.12)
 

News of the Week

Eastman Acquiring Solutia

Specialties: Eastman will see strategic, geographic, and financial gains from the purchase
(p.5)

Censoring Research Results

Science Policy: Federal advisory board urges heavy redaction of H5N1 avian flu papers
(p.6)

How Resveratrol Works

Biochemistry: Molecule’s metabolic effects result from acting directly on phosphodiesterases, not sirtuins
(p.6)

More Cuts At AstraZeneca

Latest job cuts will eliminate 7,300 positions, including some 2,200 in R&D
(p.7)

Wary Customers Dampen Earnings

Fourth Quarter: Chemical firms blame inventory destocking for poor finish in 2011
(p.7)

Ironing Out Alkene Hydrosilylation

Catalysis: Iron compound could supplant more expensive catalysts
(p.8)

U.S. Wins Trade Tiff With China

Raw Materials: Panel says China unfairly limits export of components for manufacturing
(p.8)

Easy-To-Use Protein Drugs

Drug Delivery: Nanoclusters enable injectable suspensions of proteins
(p.9)

Orange Juice Imports Detained

Contamination: Eleven shipments to U.S. test positive for banned fungicide
(p.9)
 

Departments

Government & Policy

Federation of scientific societies evolves into a leading advocate for biomedical researchers
(pp. 28-29)
Analysis that combines amount and potency puts primary metals industry ahead of chemical manufacturing as the main source of dioxin toxicity
(pp. 26-27)