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October 19, 2015 Issue

Volume 93, Issue 41
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October 19, 2015 Issue, Vol. 93 | Iss. 41
Scientists study what earthworms, the chemical engineers of the underground, are doing in the dirt
By Stephen K. Ritter
(pp. 10-15)
Features
Business
Cleaning up one of the world’s dirtiest industries will require new technology and more (pp. 18-19)
Science & Technology
Scientists are developing new ways to stop insecticide-resistant mosquitoes—and the diseases they spread  (pp. 32-33)
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Iron Complex Efficiently Harvests Sunlight In Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Photovoltaics: Unique ligand structure in metallo-organic complex could lead to low-cost photovoltaics
(p.5)

California Moves Against Superbugs

Health: Law bans use of antibiotics to prevent disease in healthy livestock
(p.6)

Ethox Scientist Named On Coke Bottle Technology Patent

Litigation: Ethox prevails in lawsuit against Coca-Cola over bottle polymer additive
(p.6)

Chemistry Nobel Laureate Richard F. Heck Dies

Pioneer will be remembered for palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction that bears his name
(p.7)

Collective Vibration In A Protein Crystal

Biophysics: Researchers claim evidence for a Fröhlich condensate
(p.7)

Artificial Skin Transmits Signals To Neurons

Materials Science: Interfacing pressure sensors and organic circuits with nerve cells could give prosthetics a sense of touch
(p.8)

New Technique Illuminates Small-Molecule Screening

Drug Discovery: Light not only detects cell signaling but also activates the pathway, easing inhibitor discovery
(p.8)

Lilly Pulls Heart Drug

Pharmaceuticals: Development of CETP inhibitor evacetrapib fails in large Phase III study
(p.9)

National Chemistry Week Kicks Off A Colorful Celebration

Outreach: Annual ACS-sponsored event begins on Oct. 19
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Federal Funding: National Science Foundation grant program in this field is ending
(p.24)
Regulatory agencies scramble to evaluate the risks of engineered algae and other synthetic biology products
(pp. 26-27)

Education

Chemistry department takes modular approach to coursework and puts research upfront in hopes of speeding time to Ph.D.
(pp. 38-39)
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Science & Technology

Scientists are developing new ways to stop insecticide-resistant mosquitoes—and the diseases they spread
(pp. 32-33)
Brain monitoring techniques could explain how the drugs trigger unconsciousness, improving patient safety
(pp. 34-35)
Scientists study what earthworms, the chemical engineers of the underground, are doing in the dirt
(pp. 10-15)
The chemical biologist talks about the origins of life.
(p.36)
Energía Solar Fotovoltaica: Un nuevo sensibilizador podría servir para producir celdas solares Graetzel low-cost
(p.5)

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