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March 16, 2015 Issue

Volume 93, Issue 11
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March 16, 2015 Issue, Vol. 93 | Iss. 11
Scientists are analyzing the liquid that comes from fracking wells to determine the best ways to treat it
By Celia Henry Arnaud
(pp. 8-12)
Features
Government & Policy
Energy storage emerging as a new force in power market (pp. 24-25)
Science & Technology
Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explores the famous beer’s bubbles and bitterness (p.34)
Back Issues
 
Uneven State Rules And Trade Secrets Fuel Fracking Debate
Requirements for how industry discloses chemicals in fracking fluids vary state to state
(pp. 13-14)
 

News of the Week

Machine Automates Assembly Of Small Molecules

Synthetic Chemistry: Tool could speed up search for new medicines, research probes, and electronic device components
(p.3)

Food & Drug Administration Approves First Biosimilar Drug In U.S.

Agency's decision paves the way for cheaper biologic pharmaceuticals
(p.4)

Optimism Reigns Among Instrument Firms At Pittcon

Instrument Conference: Despite currency concerns, analytical toolmakers look for strong sales in 2015
(p.4)

Alzheimer’s Treatments Could Go Acoustic

Neuroscience: Ultrasound removes amyloid plaques and restores memory in mice
(p.5)

Chameleons’ Color-Changing Science

Lizards shift shades by tuning guanine nanocrystals in their skin
(p.5)

Newfound Antibiotic Is Gargantuan And Unfortunately Deadly

Natural Products: Large macrolactone features a 52-membered ring and overall contains 105 carbon atoms, of which nearly half are chiral centers
(p.6)

Pharma Firms Make Biotech Staff Cuts

Employment: After buying small biotech businesses, big pharma decides to close operations
(p.6)

Chemical Facilities Are Making Themselves Less Attractive Targets For Terrorists


Plants are improving security, government says
(p.7)

European Polymer Makers Invest In U.S.

Plastics: Three expansion projects are slated for the Southeast
(p.7)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

Project will be the first dedicated to studying the chemistry of distant planets
(pp. 32-33)
Field effort to study atmospheric rivers brings together meteorology and chemistry
(pp. 29-31)
Requirements for how industry discloses chemicals in fracking fluids vary state to state
(pp. 13-14)
Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explores the famous beer’s bubbles and bitterness
(p.34)
Scientists are analyzing the liquid that comes from fracking wells to determine the best ways to treat it
(pp. 8-12)

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