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June 2, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 22
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June 2, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 22
Research Triangle Park is a growing hub for high-tech, multidisciplinary agricultural research
By Melody M. Bomgardner
(pp. 9-13)
Features
Government & Policy
Federally funded scientists are overwhelmed by administrative tasks, but attempts to rescind regulations face challenges  (pp. 20-21)
Science & Technology
ACS survey of 2013 graduates finds higher unemployment rate, little change in entry-level salaries for those finding work (pp. 28-30)
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Innovative Way To Activate C–H Bonds

Organic Synthesis: Process converts amines into nitrogen heterocycles of interest for drug discovery
(p.4)

Chemical Safety Board Is Down To Two Members

Accident investigation: Beth Rosenberg resigns and returns to Tufts University
(p.5)

Waste Gases Power Chemical Start-Ups

Feedstocks: Firms that promise polymers and other materials from emissions gain traction
(p.5)

Antibody Stifles Pain And Itch

Drug Discovery: Therapeutic targets single ion channel, dampens two sensations in mice
(p.6)

Industry Cheers India’s Vote

Politics: New Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed as pro-business reformer
(p.6)

Building Biobased Copolymers

Sustainability: Chemists can now make cost-competitive polyesters entirely from biobased monomers
(p.7)

Pfizer Drops Pursuit Of AstraZeneca

Two drug majors to go separate ways after failed takeover attempt
(p.7)

Human Proteome Map Assembled

Draft Catalogs: New databases of human proteins will be made publicly available
(p.8)

White House To Present Plan For Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Coal-Fired Power Plants

Emissions: Proposal to address climate change will be politically contentious
(p.8)
 

Departments

Government & Policy

As nuclear power plants age and more retire, cleanup and safety concerns grow
(pp. 22-23)
Federally funded scientists are overwhelmed by administrative tasks, but attempts to rescind regulations face challenges
(pp. 20-21)

Education

Meta-analysis of 225 studies shows that active learning is consistently better across disciplines and class size
(p.31)