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December 8, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 49
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December 8, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 49
Amid healthy sales and bountiful approvals, a pricing conundrum impedes patient access to medicines in 2014
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 11-17)
Features
Science & Technology
Driven by materials chemistry, today’s masks provide ever-broader respiratory protection (pp. 34-38)
ACS News
Retiring ACS executive director and CEO looks back on 24-year career at the society (pp. 43-44)
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News of the Week

Protons Pass Through The Notoriously Impermeable Material Graphene

Materials: Membranes made of this and other two-dimensional materials could improve hydrogen fuel cells, which require a proton-conducting barrier
(p.4)

Celebrity Chefs Ask Congress For Mandatory Labels On Genetically Modified Foods

Lobbying: Culinary artists oppose federal legislative efforts to block state labeling laws
(p.5)

Thomas M. Connelly Jr. Named New Executive Director And CEO Of The American Chemical Society

ACS News: Retiring DuPont executive will succeed Madeleine Jacobs in February 2015
(p.5)

Humans See IR Light When Photons Double Up

Photochemistry: Human infrared vision works because two-photon absorption activates the light-sensitive protein rhodopsin, study suggests
(p.6)

Oil Price Decline Hitting U.S. Chemical Makers

Feedstocks: A sharp decline in petroleum could cause trouble for U.S. chemical producers
(p.6)

Flurry Of Investments In Fine Chemicals

European pharma contractors spend on facilities
(p.7)

GSK Makes Deep Cuts To R&D

Pharmaceuticals: Drugmaker plans to largely end research in Research Triangle Park
(p.7)

Obama Continues Push For Ebola Spending

President exhorts Congress to pass the funding legislation before the holiday recess
(p.8)

Pressure-Based Rates By Theory Alone

Chemical Kinetics: Method reveals how pressure affects reaction rates without need for experimental data
(p.8)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explores the molecular basis of holiday smells
(p.41)
Website highlights the science behind the unusual objects amassed by chemist T. Ross Kelly
(p.39)
Driven by materials chemistry, today’s masks provide ever-broader respiratory protection
(pp. 34-38)

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