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April 1, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 13
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April 1, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 13
As nuclear power plants age, concerns grow over financing, complexity, and safety of decommissioning
By Jeff Johnson
(pp. 14-17)
Features
Business
Major chemical firms are on the prowl for companies that will jump-start their transformation strategies (pp. 20-23)
Science & Technology
To reduce electronic waste, a diverse team of engineers searches for new materials, training a savvy workforce along the way (pp. 41-43)
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News of the Week

Crystal-Free Crystallography

Structure: Small, hard-to-crystallize molecules can be held in nanoscale scaffolds and analyzed via X-ray
(p.9)

Biochemist To Lead NIH Institute

Government: Jon R. Lorsch named director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences
(p.10)

Deal Sprouts For Monsanto, DuPont

Agbiotech: Firms drop lawsuits over engineered seeds
(p.10)

Pharma Deals Divide High Court

Patent Suits: Court weighs legality of settlements that may delay market entry of generic medicines
(p.11)

W. R. Grace Sues Teledyne For Patent Infringement

Instrumentation: Flash chromatography dispute has instrument makers at loggerheads
(p.11)

Nixing Nitric Oxide

Bioinorganic Chemistry: Reductase enzyme mimic provides insight on how pathogenic bacteria thwart NO attack
(p.12)

Profits Fall At Chinese Giants

Earnings: Sinopec and PetroChina struggle in petrochemicals
(p.12)

Fatigue Guideline Up For Review

A compromised proposal to prevent plant accidents is the topic of next chemical safety board hearing
(p.13)

Pesticides Shown To Damage Bee Brains

Regulation: Latest research adds fuel to a lawsuit calling for EPA to ban neonicotinoid insecticides
(p.13)
 

Departments

Government & Policy

House panel considers legislation to increase industry representation among agency’s science advisers
(p.36)
New regulatory tools may accelerate the approval process for facility antiterrorism plans
(pp. 34-35)
As nuclear power plants age, concerns grow over financing, complexity, and safety of decommissioning
(pp. 14-17)