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May 6, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 18
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May 6, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 18
Polymers could power bendable displays and other devices in safer ways
By Mitch Jacoby
(pp. 13-18)
Features
Government & Policy
House of Representatives bill would have repercussions on agency’s regulations (pp. 29-31)
Science & Technology
ACS Meeting News: Efforts to find out how the element gets into food are leading to ways to reduce its presence (pp. 36-39)
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News of the Week

Proof Sought For Chemical Weapons

Investigation: Obama warns against a rush to judgment in Syria, wants more evidence before deciding on a response
(p.7)

Challenging Peer Review

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(p.8)

Iron Spurs C–H Bond Reactivity

Organometallics: Catalyst creates drug scaffolds quickly
(p.8)

European Chemical Firms Are Hampered By Choppy Markets

Chemical Earnings: First quarter presents difficulties, but optimism is undimmed
(p.9)

Patrick Harran To Face Felony Trial On Labor Code Violations

Lab Safety: Judge denies motions to dismiss or reduce charges related to the death of researcher Sheri Sangji
(p.9)

Lackluster Sepsis Drug Combats Flu In Rodents

Eritoran targets flu virus-related inflammation but not the virus itself
(p.10)

New Academy Members Named

Honors: The National Academy of Sciences elects 84 new active members, 21 foreign associates
(p.10)

Coatings Fight Furniture Fires

Nanomaterials: Ultrathin films could replace troublesome flame retardants
(p.11)

Europe Bans Three Neonicotinoids

Regulation: Chemicals linked to disastrous honeybee population declines cannot be used for at least two years, European Commission says
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

House of Representatives bill would have repercussions on agency’s regulations
(pp. 29-31)
It is a critical time for scientists to educate policymakers about the importance of research, former congressman says
(p.32)

Books

Damning portrayal of past chemical industry practices is also in-depth examination of a public health disaster
(pp. 42-43)
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Science & Technology

ACS Meeting News: Nanomaterial-based sensors might enable farmers and consumers to detect food pathogens in real time
(pp. 40-41)
ACS Meeting News: Efforts to find out how the element gets into food are leading to ways to reduce its presence
(pp. 36-39)
Polymers could power bendable displays and other devices in safer ways
(pp. 13-18)

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