September 2, 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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September 2, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 35
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September 2, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 35
By tapping directly into the microbial genome for clues to novel drug candidates, researchers hope to revive interest in natural products
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 17-24)
Features
Business
Battle lines are being drawn as industry begins test drilling (pp. 28-30)
Career & Employment
What Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, and Canada can teach other countries about chemistry education (p.57)
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News of the Week

Understanding Anatase

Surface Science: The rarely studied form of TiO2 is an effective catalyst due to oxygen-induced lattice restructuring
(p.11)

Amgen Will Buy Onyx Pharmaceuticals

Acquisition: Biotech leader finally nabs cancer drug firm with a $10.4 billion offer
(p.12)

Unemployment Down, Salaries Up

Economy: Full-time employment for ACS members is highest in five years
(p.12)

Element 115 Detected Again

Building Blocks: Findings should bolster the case for a spot on the periodic table
(p.13)

This Hydrogel Can Sing

Materials Science: Stretchy, vibrating devices might serve as implantable sensors
(p.13)

Another Nuclear Plant To Close

Energy: Cheap natural gas sped demise of Vermont Yankee plant
(p.14)

Firms Tangled In The Intellectual Property Weeds

Patent Law: AkzoNobel accuses Huntsman Corp. and former chemist employee of trade-secret theft
(p.14)

European Commission Pesticide Ban Is Challenged

Lawsuit: Bayer, Syngenta say chemicals are wrongly linked to bee deaths
(p.15)

Slower Warming Trend Explained

Climate: Model ties Pacific Ocean heat cycling to pace of temperature rise
(p.15)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Widespread budget cuts are forcing federal employees and academics to make some tough decisions
(pp. 35-40)
U.S. government joins pharmaceutical firms in objections to intellectual property practices
(pp. 40-41)

Books

Book explores alternative medicine, its risks, and the need for testing
(pp. 50-52)
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Science & Technology

Women chemists at the University of Edinburgh have had remarkable success, and in a new video and book the Rosalind Franklin Award winner explains why
(p.48)
Nanotechnology Characterization Lab runs battery of preclinical tests for academic, industrial teams
(pp. 44-47)

Career & Employment

What Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, and Canada can teach other countries about chemistry education
(p.57)
Reforms to undergraduate curriculum aim to push the country toward innovation by unleashing students’ creativity
(pp. 60-62)
Canadian chemistry master’s programs include extensive research experience, and U.S. companies have taken notice
(pp. 62-63)
Professors and financial backing help students tackle challenging courses in the face of numerous obstacles
(pp. 58-60)

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