June 4, 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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June 4, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 23
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June 4, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 23
Sophisticated therapeutics based on nanotechnology make their way to the clinic
By Bethany Halford
(pp. 10-15)
Features
Science & Technology
Researchers investigate the clock’s chemistry and its role in obesity, heart disease, and fertility (pp. 30-32)
Career & Employment
Tough economy continued to suppress employment, 2011 graduates found, but median salaries were mostly up  (pp. 36-38)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Sculpting With Biomolecules

Bionanotechnology: Researchers coax DNA, proteins into myriad new shapes
(p.5)

Evonik Readies An IPO Again

Finance: Shares of the company are set to trade on the Frankfurt exchange by the end of June
(p.6)

Lilly Helps Boost Biotech In Canada

Venture Funds: Drug firm joins others in supporting the country’s life sciences sector
(p.6)

FDA User Fee Bills Sail

Government: Congress remains on track to finalize legislation by early summer
(p.7)

Syngenta Settles Atrazine Suit

Swiss firm ends years of litigation with several midwestern community water systems
(p.7)

Rise In Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Global release of 31.6 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2011 is a record, International Energy Agency says.
(p.8)

Speedy Tool For Crystallography

Structural Biochemistry: Serial femtosecond crystallography achieves near-atomic resolution
(p.8)
 

Departments

Government & Policy

Commerce Department proposes tariff on imports of Chinese silicon photovoltaic panels
(p.26)
Federal officials look to regional, state, and local initiatives to spur job creation, economic development
(pp. 24-25)
The U.S. gets 70% of its electricity from fossil fuels and most of its pollution from old coal-fired power plants
(p.27)
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Science & Technology

High-throughput probe of cell wall stiffness might point to new ways of fighting bacterial infections
(p.33)
Researchers investigate the clock’s chemistry and its role in obesity, heart disease, and fertility
(pp. 30-32)
Sophisticated therapeutics based on nanotechnology make their way to the clinic
(pp. 10-15)

Career & Employment

Tough economy continued to suppress employment, 2011 graduates found, but median salaries were mostly up
(pp. 36-38)

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