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October 27, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 43
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October 27, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 43
Corporate ingenuity and determination is starting to pay off, but products must still be muscled into the supply chain
By Melody M. Bomgardner
(pp. 10-14)
Features
Business
Despite near-term optimism, CPhI attendees see darkish shadows on the horizon (pp. 16-17)
Science & Technology
Understanding the composition of venoms can yield insight into evolution and provide new inspiration for drugs (pp. 27-29)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Deals Boom In Off-Patent Ag Chemicals

Crop Protection: The latest, Platform’s acquisition of Arysta, will create a top 10 ag player
(p.6)

Iridium Dressed To The Nines

Periodic Table: IrO4+ is the first molecule with an element in the +9 oxidation state
(p.7)

White House Halts Gain-Of-Function Research

Recent biosecurity failures prompt a hiatus and review of the controversial research subject
(p.7)

Troublemaking HER3 Enzyme Trashed

Drug Discovery: Cancer-causing pseudokinase directed to cellular garbage can
(p.8)

When Applied To Soybean Seeds, Neonicotinoid Pesticides Offer Negligible Benefits For Crop Yield, EPA Says

Insecticides: More effective insect controls are available, agency analysis concludes
(p.8)

Reductive Dehalogenase Structures Solved

Structural Biology: Enzymes use vitamin B12 in unusual way, could be tools for bioremediation of halogenated pollutants
(p.9)

Start-up Skyonic Opens Carbon Dioxide-To-Chemicals Plant

Company says its facility is the first to succeed at a new kind of carbon capture
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Chemist and businesswoman creates political action group to back scientists
(p.24)
Health and safety agency seeks new ways to limit exposure to hazardous chemicals
(pp. 22-23)
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Science & Technology

The popular latte and treat seasoning contains no actual pumpkin, but it boasts plenty of food chemistry
(p.31)
A look at recent patenting activity in metamaterials, brought to you by C&EN and CAS
(p.33)
Understanding the composition of venoms can yield insight into evolution and provide new inspiration for drugs
(pp. 27-29)