February 25, 2013 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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February 25, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 8
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February 25, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 8
Scientists use the molecular makeup of million-dollar masterpieces and family snapshots to conserve and authenticate them
By Sarah Everts
(pp. 9-14)
Features
Business
Drugmakers scramble for marketable data on the real-world results of therapies (pp. 17-19)
Science & Technology
With the Twitter hashtag #RealTimeChem, chemists worldwide incubate ideas, share snaps (pp. 30-31)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Spending Cuts Set To Kick In

Budget: Federal agencies describe the grim reality they may face on March 1
(pp. 4-5)

Peptide Fools Immune System Into Allowing Nanoparticles To Stick Around

Drug Delivery: ‘Don’t eat me’ signal allows nanoparticles to evade detection
(p.5)

Supreme Court Skeptical Of Patent Challenge

Biotech: Justices seem receptive to protecting company’s GM seeds
(p.5)

MIT Probe Finds Former Postdoc Falsified Images

Misconduct: Cell paper about imaging nerve connections retracted; new study addresses issues
(p.6)

Strong Open Access Bill Introduced In Congress

Publishing: House, Senate measure goes further than past efforts to broaden access to results of taxpayer-funded work
(p.6)

Informex Attendees Report Strong Business

Fine Chemicals: Fine and custom chemical firms buoyed by return of business from Asia
(p.7)

Neuraminidase Inhibitors May Work When Tamiflu Doesn't

Drug Discovery: Agents block flu by a covalent mechanism, which could help prevent virus from becoming resistant
(p.7)

European Producers’ 2012 Earnings Stifled By Ongoing Economic Recession

Chemical Earnings: Full-year results are lackluster with no economic pickup in sight
(p.8)

Russian Meteor Was A Chondrite

Astrochemistry: Russian scientists report first analysis of meteorites that landed near Lake Chebarkul
(p.8)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

Researchers stay on a hot streak creating simpler and more efficient reactions for making drugs and pesticides
(pp. 32-33)
Study shows classic mechanism impeded by presence of just three water molecules
(pp. 34-35)
With the Twitter hashtag #RealTimeChem, chemists worldwide incubate ideas, share snaps
(pp. 30-31)
Scientists use the molecular makeup of million-dollar masterpieces and family snapshots to conserve and authenticate them
(pp. 9-14)

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Letters

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