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December 15, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 50
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December 15, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 50
National Chemistry Week satisfies the public’s sweet tooth with activities from coast to coast
By Linda Wang
(pp. 10-14)
Features
Science & Technology
Community takes steps to improve the quality and reproducibility of drug discovery and biomarker studies (pp. 28-30)
Science & Technology
From silver to lead to plastic, this holiday tree decoration has evolved with the times (p.31)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Candy-Coated Chemistry

NCW Illustrated Poem Contest Winners
National Chemistry Week satisfies the public’s sweet tooth with activities from coast to coast
(pp. 10-14)
 

News of the Week

Enzyme Catalysis Is A Moving Experience

Enzymology: Not only do enzymes accelerate reactions, they propel themselves around
(p.5)

Comets Questioned As Water Source

Space: Rosetta spacecraft reports high D/H ratio from comet 67P
(p.6)

Drug Firms Prevail In Antitrust Trial

Verdict: AstraZeneca and Ranbaxy win in Nexium pay-for-delay case
(p.6)

Merck Expands In Antibiotics With Cubist Buy

Pharma: Deal takes the big drugmaker further into hospital acute care
(p.7)

Reforms Need To Overhaul Postdoctoral Education Experience, National Research Council Says

Report recommends five-year limit on work and a minimum salary of $50,000
(p.7)

Smartphones Detect Gases On The Cheap

Sensors: Nanotube-based radio-frequency devices detect gaseous molecules, transmit data to cell phones
(p.8)

Vibration Detector Mimics Spider’s Sensory Organ

Sensors: Wearable device might one day be an ultrasensitive interface between humans and computers
(p.8)

Congress Extends Security Program For Chemical Facilities

President expected to sign legislation into law
(p.9)

Texas Student Falsified Data

Scientific Misconduct: Student’s actions put multiple research papers in doubt
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Assertions on product labels are not backed up by scientific data
(pp. 22-23)
Old reactors live on, radioactive spent fuel piles up, and pressure builds for overhaul of how this material is managed
(pp. 20-21)
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Science & Technology

From silver to lead to plastic, this holiday tree decoration has evolved with the times
(p.31)
Community takes steps to improve the quality and reproducibility of drug discovery and biomarker studies
(pp. 28-30)
A look at recent patenting activity in perovskite solar cells, brought to you by C&EN and CAS
(p.32)