March 12, 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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March 12, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 11
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March 12, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 11
Today’s cash-strapped biotechnology firms need more assistance than ever from their manufacturing partners
By Michael McCoy
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Features
Business
New crops from Dow Chemical and DuPont target food makers looking for stable, heart-healthy oils (pp. 30-32)
Science & Technology
Carnegie Institution researchers study this essential element to unlock Earth’s secrets (pp. 54-58)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Pharma Outsourcing

Coupled Effort Targets Cancer
Case study #1: Lonza and Genmab join again to create an antibody-drug conjugate
(pp. 16-19)
Happy Results For A Depression Drug
Case Study #2: Compound nears the market under a new manufacturing partnership
(pp. 20-22)
Probiodrug Leverages Local Expertise
Case Study #3: Carbogen Amcis navigates chemistry and uncertainty under contract on an Alzheimer’s disease therapy
(pp. 24-25)
 

News of the Week

Metal Ions Guide Protein Assembly

Supramolecular Biochemistry: Zinc binding directs proteins to form complex structures
(p.9)

China Focuses On Environment

Sustainability: Premier Wen Jiabao also urges tempered economic growth
(p.10)

Hydrogenation At Isolated Atoms

Catalysis: Tiny quantities of palladium boost copper’s surface activity
(p.10)

EPA Targets Chemicals

Risk Assessment: Agency to scrutinize seven compounds or categories of substances in 2012
(p.11)

Virginia Fraud Probe Cut Off

Academic Freedom: State supreme court spurns attorney general’s attempt to obtain climate researcher’s records
(p.11)

Biodefense Lab Plans Revised

Biosecurity: Homeland Security says design changes would reduce risks of research on animal pathogens
(p.12)

Canada Clears Siloxane D5

Environment: Report allays concerns over bioaccumulation
(p.12)

New Sensor For Cell Metabolites

Chemical Biology: RNA-based detector monitors molecules in live cells
(p.13)
 

Departments

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Business

Researchers at patient-centered nonprofits are rolling up their sleeves to speed the development of new drugs
(pp. 36-38)
Today’s cash-strapped biotechnology firms need more assistance than ever from their manufacturing partners
(p.15)
New crops from Dow Chemical and DuPont target food makers looking for stable, heart-healthy oils
(pp. 30-32)
Case study #1: Lonza and Genmab join again to create an antibody-drug conjugate
(pp. 16-19)
Chemical Industry Medal winner David Weidman reflects on what it takes to lead a knowledge-driven firm
(pp. 33-35)
Case Study #3: Carbogen Amcis navigates chemistry and uncertainty under contract on an Alzheimer’s disease therapy
(pp. 24-25)
Case Study #2: Compound nears the market under a new manufacturing partnership
(pp. 20-22)
Industry association joins with U.S. universities to create a university for plastics engineers
(pp. 42-43)

Government & Policy

Obama’s proposal for overhauling business taxes takes fire from all sides
(pp. 50-51)
Indiana University analysis suggests using Europe’s REACH as a basis for TSCA reform
(pp. 46-47)
Chemical safety board requests $11.4 million for 2013 and hopes to close six investigations this year
(pp. 48-49)
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Science & Technology

New computational methods analyze effects of water in protein-ligand binding
(pp. 64-65)
Consortium seeks to harness nanotechnology to squeeze more petroleum and gas out of existing reservoirs
(pp. 60-62)
Scientists at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute emphasize eliminating boundaries in research
(pp. 66-67)
Carnegie Institution researchers study this essential element to unlock Earth’s secrets
(pp. 54-58)

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