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September 14, 2015 Issue

Volume 93, Issue 36
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September 14, 2015 Issue, Vol. 93 | Iss. 36
Volunteers accelerate work of government agencies in gathering data for evidence-based policies
By Steven K. Gibb
(pp. 12-17)
Features
Science & Technology
ACS Meeting News: Collaboration is key for chemists contributing to the online encyclopedia (pp. 36-37)
Career & Employment
Graduate students and professors talk about how the pressures of graduate school affect mental health (pp. 59-61)
Back Issues
 
Citizen Science Faces Pushback
Some states are restricting the collection or use of environmental monitoring data
(pp. 18-19)
 

News of the Week

Electron Diffraction Technique Reveals Structure Of Vanishingly Small Protein Crystals

Structural Biology: MicroED yields new information about Parkinson’s aggregates
(p.7)

Another U.S. Cracker Planned

Petrochemicals: Formosa eyes a massive new petrochemical complex in Louisiana, as another project advances
(p.8)

Modified Tobacco Plant Helps Make The Anticancer Drug Etoposide

Plant Biology: Researchers identify enzymes needed for plant to pump out drug precursor
(p.8)

Prices Rise For Priority Vouchers

Pharmaceuticals: Big pharma is paying more to get chits from neglected disease firms to speed up FDA review
(p.9)

Unilever And EPA Join For Animal-Free Chemical Testing

Consumer products giant and U.S. agency seek to advance high-throughput methods for assessing safety
(p.9)

Poor Public Understanding Of Science

Survey: Pew Research Center finds gaps in the U.S. public's knowledge about science topics
(p.10)

Prehistoric Pigments Found In Fossilized Feathers

Paleochemistry: Analytical methods confirm Mesozoic melanin survived in dinosaur remains
(p.10)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Some states are restricting the collection or use of environmental monitoring data
(pp. 18-19)
Volunteers accelerate work of government agencies in gathering data for evidence-based policies
(pp. 12-17)
Capacity and capability are added to the light source in a bid to stay at the forefront of science.
(pp. 30-31)
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Science & Technology

Dug up from the earth, these fungal treats are prized for their heady aroma
(p.40)
Biochemistry graduate discusses her scientific approach to cooking
(p.38)
ACS Meeting News: Collaboration is key for chemists contributing to the online encyclopedia
(pp. 36-37)
Biología Estructural: La técnica microED aporta nueva información sobre agregados de la enfermedad de Párkinson
(p.7)

Career & Employment

Graduate students and professors talk about how the pressures of graduate school affect mental health
(pp. 59-61)
Grad students share strategies for taking their minds off work
(p.62)

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