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All About Antibiotics - Speaking of Chemistry Ep. 8

Why should you finish all your antibiotics, even if you're starting to feel better? Carmen Drahl explains in the latest Speaking of Chemistry.

 
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April 2, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 14
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April 2, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 14
Industry executives at Pittcon 2012 strike a cautious note for the year ahead
By Marc S. Reisch
(pp. 32-33)
Features
Business
Chemical companies try various ways to adapt to rising prices and tight supplies (pp. 14-15)
Science & Technology
Makers of artificial molecular-scale devices grapple with how to make the field achieve its promise (pp. 26-27)
Back Issues
 
Deep Breaths
A person’s breath can reveal signs of disease, but diagnostic breath analysis tools face complexities and challenges
(pp. 34-35)
Ionic Liquids Improve Separations
Scientists discuss recent addition to types of stationary phases available for gas chromatography
(pp. 36-37)
Analytical Instrumentation
C&EN panelists identify top new products at Pittcon 2012, including Editors’ Award winners
(pp. 38-40)
 

News of the Week

Chemists Gather In The Golden State

ACS Meeting News: ‘Chemistry of Life’ was the San Diego meeting’s theme
(p.5)

Curbing Carbon Dioxide

Greenhouse Gases: EPA proposal would limit emissions from power plants built after 2012
(p.6)

Removing Radioactivity

ACS Meeting News: Nanoparticles strip radioactive strontium and other heavy metals from beverages
(p.6)

New Firm Targets Drug Conjugates

Partners invest in start-up to develop antibody drug conjugates for oncology targets
(p.7)

Triple-Protected Nanoparticles

ACS Meeting News: Uniform coating prevents common catalyst deactivation mechanisms
(p.7)

Biobased Milestones

Renewables: Multiple firms mark progress on manufacturing chemicals and fuels from sugar
(p.8)

New Class Of Superbases

Catalysis: Cyclopropenimines act as enantioselective catalysts
(p.8)

Antibiotics, Down On The Farm

Judge orders FDA to rule on the use of antibiotics to promote growth in livestock
(p.9)

Heck Reaction Goes Silyl

ACS Meeting News: Ligand enables silicon variant of familiar palladium-catalyzed chemistry
(p.9)

Gene Patents Under Review

Supreme Court: Patentability of DNA-based inventions is at stake
(p.10)

Pesticides Harm Hive Behavior

Entomology: New studies strengthen connection between neonicotinoids and bee colony collapse
(p.10)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Supreme Court limits personalized medicine claims
(p.20)
Science leaders urge engagement in 2012 election
(p.22)
Recurring hydrofluoric acid leaks at Texas Citgo refinery draw chemical safety board attention
(p.21)
African nations seek shift to clean recycling that creates jobs, supplies rare earths
(p.23)

Books

African American women staked out careers in chemistry despite racial and gender discrimination
(pp. 46-47)
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Science & Technology

C&EN panelists identify top new products at Pittcon 2012, including Editors’ Award winners
(pp. 38-40)
Makers of artificial molecular-scale devices grapple with how to make the field achieve its promise
(pp. 26-27)
A person’s breath can reveal signs of disease, but diagnostic breath analysis tools face complexities and challenges
(pp. 34-35)
Scientists discuss recent addition to types of stationary phases available for gas chromatography
(pp. 36-37)
ACS Meeting News: Lithographic patterning technique dictates 3-D forms that polymer gel films can adopt when hydrated
(pp. 30-31)

Career & Employment

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