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April 9, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 15
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April 9, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 15
The famous sea faces challenges from climate change, pollution, overfishing, and tourism—to name just a few
By Sarah Everts
(pp. 12-17)
Features
Business
Scientific toolmakers look to private equity to bring novel instruments to market (pp. 21-24)
Government & Policy
Foundation celebrates a century of advancing science (pp. 30-32)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Government Acts On Biosecurity

Policy: Federal guidelines on oversight of dual-use research emerge without fanfare
(p.7)

Covalent Ties Reversed

Drug Design: Dual activation groups lead to rapidly reversible covalent kinase inhibitor
(p.8)

Deadly Blast Rocks Evonik Plant

Plant Safety: Two workers are killed in accident at German facility
(p.8)

Imaging Liquids With Graphene

Electron Microscopy: Carbon nanomaterial secures nanosized droplets in blisterlike formations
(p.9)

Keeping Bisphenol A

Science does not support a ban on BPA used in food packaging, FDA determines.
(p.9)

Canada Calls for Triclosan Action

Environment: Government seeks voluntary removal of antibacterial chemical from consumer products
(p.10)

Dow To Close Insulation Plants

Cost Cutting: Chemical maker will shutter four facilities, lay off 900 workers
(p.10)

Putrid Pathway Probed

Natural Products: Studies of odorant biosynthesis could aid water remediation
(p.11)
 

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Science & Technology

ACS Meeting News: Hydrogen-bonding organocatalysts offer new ways to run metal-free addition reactions
(pp. 40-41)
The famous sea faces challenges from climate change, pollution, overfishing, and tourism—to name just a few
(pp. 12-17)
ACS Meeting News: Defense agency funds research to combine nanoparticles and textiles for protective clothing of the future
(pp. 36-38)