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September 1, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 35
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September 1, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 35
Scientists seek ways to block the virus before it can infect a single cell
By Bethany Halford
(pp. 14-21)
Features
Business
Long in the shadow of other research hubs, city starts to develop critical mass (pp. 24-29)
Career & Employment
Unemployment fell but salaries didn’t budge, according to survey of ACS members (pp. 68-71)
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News of the Week

China Reveals R&D Spending

Investment: Researchers use financial disclosures to give first glimpse of government’s science spending
(p.9)

Mid-Atlantic Methane Mystery

Environment: Scientists discover gas seeps off of East Coast
(p.10)

Roche To Buy Intermune

Acquisition: Swiss drugmaker expands in respiratory disease field with $8.3 billion purchase of one-drug firm
(p.10)

A Step Toward Making Painkillers Without Poppies

Bioengineering: Modified yeast produce morphine and semisynthetic opioids starting from thebaine
(p.11)

Carbon Tetrachloride Emissions Continue Despite Ban

Researchers estimate releases of stratospheric-ozone-depleting chemical average 39,000 tons per year even though the Montreal protocol has severely restricted its use
(p.11)

Drug Assembly On-Site

Drug Delivery: Click reaction links small molecules to form larger potential drug inside cells
(p.12)

Japan Proposes Influenza Drug To Treat Ebola

Pharmaceuticals: Country says Fujifilm’s favipiravir is available
(p.12)

Improved Route To Chiral Amines

Biocatalysis: Amine donor eliminates by-product inhibition in ω-transaminase-based synthesis
(p.13)

LyondellBasell To Build U.S. Propylene Oxide Plant

Shale gas drives investment in the propylene derivative
(p.13)
 

Departments

ACS News

Snapshots from the American Chemical Society national meeting in San Francisco
(pp. 66-69)
The American Association of Chemistry Teachers aims to bring K–12 teachers into the larger chemistry community
(p.65)
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Government & Policy

World’s largest CO2-nabbing project could give a boost to coal
(p.46)
A year after new K–12 science standards were finalized, advocates are encouraged by their spread, but challenges remain
(pp. 43-45)
Future of Chemical Safety Board uncertain as Congress attacks its chairman
(pp. 40-42)

Education

A pioneering program prepares underrepresented undergraduates to be leaders in science
(pp. 60-61)
ACS Meeting News: Teams use food to showcase scientific concepts during kitchen chemistry contest
(pp. 58-59)
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Science & Technology

ACS Meeting News: Computational method removes artifacts from high-throughput screening assay hit lists
(pp. 56-57)
Scientists seek ways to block the virus before it can infect a single cell
(pp. 14-21)
ACS Meeting News: Symposium addressed selectivity, dosing of orexin receptor antagonists
(pp. 52-55)

Career & Employment

Unemployment fell but salaries didn’t budge, according to survey of ACS members
(pp. 68-71)

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