February 13, 2012 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News

What Is Tinsel Made Of? Speaking of Chemistry Ep. 12

How is the shiny tinsel that decorates many Christmas trees made? Find out all about tinsel's chemistry history in this very special holiday episode of Speaking of Chemistry.

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February 13, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 7
February 13, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 7
Drug firms engage in nontraditional research partnerships in a bid to get closer to the patient
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 12-19)
Government & Policy
Scientific advances have increased the risk of a biological terror attack (pp. 30-32)
Science & Technology
Multi-isotope imaging mass spectrometry answers biological questions (pp. 39-40)
Back Issues

Cover Story: Odd Couplings

License-Based Collaboration Advances As An Alternative To Acquisition
(pp. 18-19)

News of the Week

Stealing Trade Secrets

Technology Theft: Chinese-owned firm, former DuPont employees indicted

Indorama Expands U.S. Footprint

Plastics: Purchase of Old World Industries’ ethylene glycol plant brings a needed raw material

Materials Scientist Charged With Fraud

Prosecution: Former Penn State researcher is accused of misusing $3 million in federal grants

Metals’ Role In Odor Sensing

Neuroscience: Some mouse olfaction receptors need the help of copper, study shows

Rockwood Expands Lithium Carbonate

Project is intended to meet rising demand for lithium-ion batteries

GSK Assesses Its R&D Strategy

Pharmaceuticals: More molecules enter late-stage pipeline under biotech-like approach to research

Molecular Mimic of Solid Catalyst

Metal-organics: Synthetic compound possesses key yet uncommon nanoparticle feature

Obama Hosts Science Fair

Finalists: Student projects show value of investing in science education



Government & Policy

Scientific organizations examine their research collaborations with indigenous groups
(pp. 35-36)
Scientific advances have increased the risk of a biological terror attack
(pp. 30-32)
Expert panel urges U.S. to begin again the search for a radioactive waste site
(pp. 33-34)