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May 5, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 18
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May 5, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 18
Decades-old separation method has reemerged as an analytical tool, but it remains unclear whether it can gain broader acceptance
By Celia Henry Arnaud
(pp. 10-13)
Features
Business
To address online consumer activism, food makers are advised to embrace openness (pp. 18-19)
Government & Policy
Safety board investigation of Texas explosion faults company, as well as government regulations and oversight (pp. 21-22)
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News of the Week

Progeria Drug Prospect Found

Rare Diseases: Small molecule corrects defects in cells from patients with premature-aging condition
(p.5)

Air Pollution Rule Revived

High Court: Justices endorse EPA’s efforts to reduce cross-state pollution
(p.6)

Method Provides 3-D Map Of Dopamine Signaling In The Brain

Neurochemistry: New method brings chemical specificity to functional magnetic resonance imaging
(p.6)

China Touts p-Xylene

Target of environmental protests, chemical is defended as key to economic growth.
(p.7)

Pfizer Pursues AstraZeneca

Acquisitions: Proposed megamerger would create U.K.-based drug giant
(p.7)

Canada Orders Safer Rail Tankers

Transportation: Older tank cars used to ship crude oil will be phased out within three years
(p.8)

Robert Bergman Wins Welch Award

Awards: UC Berkeley chemist conquered the C–H bond with organometallic complexes
(p.8)

Antibiotic May Sidestep Resistance

Drug Discovery: Bacteria may find agent’s mechanism hard to circumvent
(p.9)

National Science Board Warns That Pending Bill Could Damage National Science Foundation Peer Review

Board says the Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science & Technology (FIRST) Act could impose significant constraints on NSF
(p.9)
 

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Government & Policy

Safety board investigation of Texas explosion faults company, as well as government regulations and oversight
(pp. 21-22)
Court ruling protects science-related e-mails of researchers at Virginia universities from release to public
(pp. 23-24)

Education

Four California universities join forces to boost the number of underrepresented minorities in faculty positions
(p.31)
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Science & Technology

A natural steroidal compound from tomatoes protects against muscle atrophy while improving strength and endurance
(pp. 27-28)
A surface science instrument adapted for highly toxic compounds permits study of environmental and decontamination effects
(pp. 29-30)
Decades-old separation method has reemerged as an analytical tool, but it remains unclear whether it can gain broader acceptance
(pp. 10-13)

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