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October 1, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 40
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October 1, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 40
Finding new uses for approved drugs and shelved drug candidates is gaining steam as a pharmaceutical development strategy
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 15-25)
Features
Business
European fine chemicals producers adapt big pharma factories to perform contract manufacturing work  (pp. 34-37)
Science & Technology
In covalent mechanochemistry, chemists are discovering new reactivity by subjecting molecules to mechanical force (pp. 55-57)
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News of the Week

Implantable Silicon Devices Designed To Disappear

Nanotechnology: Researchers construct ultrathin silicon electronics to dissolve harmlessly at end of useful lifetime
(p.9)

Congress Remains Divided To The End

Election Recess: Partisan battles shift from Capitol Hill to campaigns
(p.10)

Economic Recovery Is Slow, Chemical Industry Trade Group Indicator Finds

U.S. Economy: Leading chemistry indicator points to stunted growth
(p.10)

Congress Averts Federal Budget Crisis

Budget: House and Senate pass measure to keep U.S. government funded through late March
(p.11)

Syngenta, Bayer CropScience, and BASF Spend Big On Biological Pest Control And Agricultural R&D

Agriculture: Companies expand arsenal of pesticides and seeds
(p.11)

Bacteria Emit Chemical Stews

Natural Products: Researchers detect myriad new compounds, insect pheromones
(p.12)

Russian Chemist Released From Jail

Criminal Justice: Supporters say Olga Zelenina was unjustly behind bars for giving expert scientific opinion
(p.12)

Sanofi’s R&D Revamp Detailed?

French pharma firm to cut 900 jobs in France but keep most research sites open
(p.13)

Source Of Nitrogenase’s Carbide Found

Enzymology: Mysterious origin of carbide in nitrogen-fixing enzyme has been found
(p.13)
 

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Business

The big pharma firm is banking on proximity to breed teamwork and ultimately improve the outcome of early-stage R&D
(pp. 28-32)
Debate over the science of estrogenic activity in plastics heads to a Texas court
(pp. 40-41)
Versalis opens an office in the country as part of a bid to reduce reliance on Europe
(pp. 38-39)
Finding new uses for approved drugs and shelved drug candidates is gaining steam as a pharmaceutical development strategy
(pp. 15-25)
European fine chemicals producers adapt big pharma factories to perform contract manufacturing work
(pp. 34-37)

ACS News

ChemLuminary Award winners are recognized in Philadelphia
(pp. 66-69)
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Government & Policy

Lawmakers question surge in use of special hiring authority by HHS, EPA
(pp. 48-49)
Panel calls for changes to improve confidence in federal scientific advisory boards and research reviews
(p.51)
Time slips by as U.S. continues impasse over fate of spent fuel, radioactive nuclear waste
(pp. 44-46)

Education

Initiative encourages faster uptake of green chemistry and toxicology in the undergraduate curriculum
(pp. 64-65)
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Science & Technology

As DNA sequencing costs drop, scientists begin cataloging plants’ beneficial band of microbial stowaways
(pp. 62-63)
Scientists celebrate the centennial of a reaction that makes cooked food tasty, but also produces worrisome molecules in our meals and bodies
(pp. 58-60)
Sci-fi thriller provides a thought-provoking commentary on technology and time travel
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In covalent mechanochemistry, chemists are discovering new reactivity by subjecting molecules to mechanical force
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