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March 18, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 11
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March 18, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 11
Doubts about safety and efficacy push researchers and companies to hone analysis methods
By Jyllian Kemsley
(pp. 12-17)
Features
ACS News
New Orleans, April 7–11 (p.53)
Career & Employment
Outreach programs, extra funding, and even economic recession have combined to bring the U.K.’s university chemistry departments back from the brink (pp. 79-82)
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News of the Week

Curiosity Finds A Hospitable Mars

Planetary Science: Rock dust shows watery minerals, neutral pH, and an unusual energy source for microbes
(p.7)

Boosting Cybersecurity

Internet: Chemical industry calls for legislation to combat threat from computer hackers
(p.8)

China Upgrades Drug Safety Agency

People’s Congress: Move aims to raise quality of food and drug supply
(p.8)

Bold Territory For Polymers

Materials Science: Chemists push the bounds of what’s structurally possible in polymer architectures
(p.9)

Congress Plods Forward On Budget

Congress continues work to finish 2013 appropriations, avert government shutdown
(p.9)

BASF Beefs Up U.S. Academic Ties

Research Funding: German firm to back R&D, create new postdoc positions
(p.10)

Distant Planet Yields To Chemical Characterization

Space: Sharp spectral lines allow astronomers to determine origins of a planet outside our solar system
(p.10)

German Automakers To Use Air-Conditioners Based On Carbon Dioxide

Shift away from hydrofluoroolefin-1234yf hinges on flammability concerns
(p.11)

Synthetic Shortcut To Erythromycin Precursor

Organic Synthesis: Recently developed reactions shorten path to 6-deoxyerythronolide B
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Environmental Protection Agency chemicals chief calls for industry to supply toxicity information voluntarily for substances undergoing risk assessment
(pp. 34-36)
But Accuracy questions haunt emerging technologies intended to prioritize chemicals for screening
(pp. 30-32)
New forensics commission to recommend guidelines, design policies
(pp. 27-29)
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Science & Technology

Origin-of-life researchers find inspiration in a classic classroom experiment
(pp. 44-45)
Doubts about safety and efficacy push researchers and companies to hone analysis methods
(pp. 12-17)
Biomarkers and imaging tools may show whether new therapies stop damage before it’s too late
(pp. 41-43)

Career & Employment

Outreach programs, extra funding, and even economic recession have combined to bring the U.K.’s university chemistry departments back from the brink
(pp. 79-82)

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