June 10, 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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June 10, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 23
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June 10, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 23
In Japan, focus on users’ needs rather than gee-whiz technology is the key to success for advanced materials firms
By Jean-François Tremblay
(pp. 10-14)
Features
Government & Policy
Senate bill would require EPA to determine the safety of commercial substances, override state policies (pp. 22-23)
Science & Technology
Four teams can’t replicate 2012 study indicating that bexarotene reversed neurodegeneration in mice (pp. 30-31)
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News of the Week

Stephen Lippard Named Priestley Medalist

ACS Awards: Bioinorganic chemistry pioneer at MIT is recognized for mentoring and research
(p.5)

Farewell To A Safety Champion

Congress: New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg, chemical safety and environmental advocate, dies at 89
(p.6)

Raman Imaging Breaks The Nanometer Barrier

Spectroscopy: Chemical analysis technique uses double-resonance approach to zoom in on single molecules
(p.6)

Industry Gripes Over REACH

Europe’s chemicals regulation scheme hits another milestone, fueling complaints
(p.7)

Stock Market Lures Biotechs

Finance: Small firms seize on good environment for raising funds
(p.7)

Ancient Rocks Suggest Meteorites Brought Life’s Phosphorus To Earth

Origins of Life: Reactive phosphorus compounds eventually became part of DNA, RNA, cell membranes
(p.8)

Germany’s Merck Gets Chinese Cancer Drug

Pharmaceutical R&D: Deal signals growing Western confidence in Chinese inventions
(p.8)

DNA Ruling Raises Science Concerns

Supreme Court: Likely expansion of DNA databases prompts questions
(p.9)

U.S. Government Targets Iranian Petrochemicals

Sanctions: Obama Adminstration seeks to curtail Iran's nuclear ambitions by putting sanctions on Iran's petrochemical countries
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Senate bill would require EPA to determine the safety of commercial substances, override state policies
(pp. 22-23)
White House directive prompts federal agencies to partner with publishers, librarians as global efforts begin
(pp. 24-26)

Career & Employment

As funding grows, more Chinese chemists who have studied abroad are returning home to become professors
(pp. 34-36)

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