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February 20, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 8
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February 20, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 8
Taking lessons from a failed drug, firms are ready to test a heart health hypothesis
By Carmen Drahl
(pp. 13-20)
Features
Government & Policy
In light of controversial H5N1 bird flu experiments, experts hashed out myriad issues at a public forum in New York City (pp. 34-37)
Science & Technology
Public portals to computed data and search tools are set to accelerate the pace of materials discovery (pp. 42-43)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Obama Continues R&D Support

Government: Fiscal 2013 budget shows Administration’s commitment to science and education
(p.7)

Curbing Climate Change

Environment: International initiative seeks to reduce emissions of methane, black carbon, and HFCs
(p.8)

Delivery Via DNA Nanobots

Nanomedicine: Spring-loaded structures target cancer cells with deadly cargo
(p.8)

Iron Nanoparticles For Olefin Synthesis

Catalysis: Carbon, alumina supports boost selectivity and stability
(p.9)

Cleantech Firm Calls it Quits

Assets For Sale: Energy Conversion Devices declares bankruptcy
(p.10)

Nuclear Returns

Energy: License is issued for first new U.S. nuclear power plant in 34 years
(p.10)

Fine Chemicals On The Upbeat

Informex: Merger, Asia news revealed at trade show in New Orleans
(p.11)

Memories’ Sweet Origins

Neurochemistry: Sugar-protein interaction helps control memory
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

In light of controversial H5N1 bird flu experiments, experts hashed out myriad issues at a public forum in New York City
(pp. 34-37)
The science historian discovers flaws in original design and implementation of much-debated Toxic Substances Control Act
(p.38)

Books

The story of a presidential science debate that floundered, yet elucidated challenges that science faces today
(pp. 50-51)

Education

Scientists and educators share ideas for designing affordable lab equipment
(pp. 46-47)
Organizations hope to inspire young female scientists with contest named for Rosalind Franklin
(p.49)
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Science & Technology

Coherent waves may enhance energy transfer
(pp. 44-45)
Public portals to computed data and search tools are set to accelerate the pace of materials discovery
(pp. 42-43)
Taking lessons from a failed drug, firms are ready to test a heart health hypothesis
(pp. 13-20)

Career & Employment

More rigorous food-testing initiatives will likely spur demand for analytical chemists
(pp. 56-59)

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