June 17, 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 17, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 24
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June 17, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 24
After many disappointing studies, PARP inhibitors are finally showing promise as killers of cells already damaged by mutations
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 13-18)
Features
Government & Policy
Radical restructuring proposed for federal science education funding has the community scrambling (pp. 25-28)
Science & Technology
Synthesis of lanthanide(II) compounds may lead to other chemical transformations (pp. 32-33)
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News of the Week

High Court Nixes Gene Patents

Biotechnology: Naturally occurring genes can’t be owned, but synthetic gene material can be
(p.7)

Neurons Counted In Adults

Neuroscience: Carbon dating measures birth of nerve cells in human brains
(p.8)

U.S., China Agree On Refrigerants

Climate: Countries will work to curb manufacture of hydrofluorocarbons
(p.8)

AstraZeneca Buys Pearl Therapeutics

Pharma: Acquisition adds lung drug candidate to AstraZeneca’s pipelinerebuilding campaign
(p.9)

Minor Dust Mineral May Be Key Ice Seed

Atmosphere: Feldspars found to be good seed for ice crystals in clouds
(p.9)

A Less Toxic Antifungal Agent

Medicinal Chemistry: Modified version of amphotericin B will drive search for effective analogs
(p.10)

Bill Gates Backs Open Science Website ResearchGate

ResearchGate raises $35 million to mount challenge to traditional science publishing
(p.10)

Cell’s Water Channel Gets A Close-Up

Structural Biology: High-resolution structure of aquaporin sheds light on function of water transporter
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Radical restructuring proposed for federal science education funding has the community scrambling
(pp. 25-28)
For 75 years, the Industrial Research Institute has been fostering collaboration among its members
(pp. 29-30)

Books

Chemist argues that origin of life and Darwinian evolution are a continuum that can be linked by chemical principles
(pp. 38-39)

Education

Committee on Professional Training proposes tweaks to criteria for undergraduate chemistry programs
(pp. 36-37)