Copyright © 2015 American Chemical Society
 

November 2, 2015 Issue

Volume 93, Issue 43
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November 2, 2015 Issue, Vol. 93 | Iss. 43
Young companies use chemistry to tackle global problems
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(p.11)
Features
Government & Policy
In the absence of federal action, local governments require collection and incineration of pharmaceuticals (pp. 32-34)
Science & Technology
Researchers formulate new liquids to reveal properties of elementary particles (p.40)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: 10 Start-Ups To Watch

Bolt Threads
Spinning synthetic spider silk into wearable textiles
(p.12)
Carbon3D
Precision printing high-performance parts with speed
(p.13)
Connora Technologies
A first-ever route to recyclable composites
(p.14)
Liquid Light
Adapting electrochemistry to make greener chemicals
(p.15)
NOHMs Technologies
New materials for powerful, long-lasting batteries
(p.16)
Padlock Therapeutics
An unconventional approach to autoimmunity
(p.17)
Provivi
Making pest control sustainable with synthetic biology
(p.18)
Revolution Medicines
Making big molecules better, with automated assembly
(p.19)
SLIPS Technologies
Slippery surfaces to overcome sticky problems
(p.20)
Twist Bioscience
Revolutionizing DNA synthesis by shrinking reactions
(p.21)
 

News of the Week

Chemical Firms Confront Low Prices And A Weak Agriculture Market

Leaders plan to meet challenges with restructuring, cost-cutting
(p.5)

Best Effort Yet To Make Direct Methane Fuel Cell A Reality

Energy: Catalyst-embedded electrode helps cell generate more power than previous attempts to convert methane directly to electricity
(p.6)

Chinese Firm Enters Next-Generation Sequencing Market

DNA Testing: Direct Genomics revamps single-molecule technology for clinical diagnostics
(p.6)

Obama, Congress Reach Budget Deal

Legislation: Bipartisan agreement will likely improve outlook for science
(p.7)

Organometallics Add Aryl Groups To Proteins Selectively

Bioconjugation: Palladium reagent works in water to tack small molecules onto cysteine residues
(p.7)

FDA-Approved Drugs Boost Hair Regrowth In Mice

Hair Loss: JAK-STAT inhibitors already being used to treat autoimmune disorders prompt hair follicles to reboot their growth cycles
(p.8)

Tiny Bits Of Plastic Found In Table Salt In China

Pollution: Sea salt sourced from the ocean might be delivering a dose of plastic to dinner plates
(p.8)

Pfizer And Allergan Confirm Merger Talks

Pharmaceuticals: Deal would create largest firm in the pharmaceutical industry
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Business

U.S. sales of biologic drugs face rising pressure as follow-on versions advance in development
(pp. 28-29)
Continent’s chemical makers scramble to meet European Commission phaseout deadline
(pp. 24-27)
Young companies use chemistry to tackle global problems
(p.11)
Spinning synthetic spider silk into wearable textiles
(p.12)
Precision printing high-performance parts with speed
(p.13)
A first-ever route to recyclable composites
(p.14)
Adapting electrochemistry to make greener chemicals
(p.15)
New materials for powerful, long-lasting batteries
(p.16)
Revolutionizing DNA synthesis by shrinking reactions
(p.21)
Making pest control sustainable with synthetic biology
(p.18)
Making big molecules better, with automated assembly
(p.19)
An unconventional approach to autoimmunity
(p.17)
Slippery surfaces to overcome sticky problems
(p.20)
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Science & Technology

Researchers formulate new liquids to reveal properties of elementary particles
(p.40)
Annual conference builds relationships among black chemists and chemical engineers
(pp. 41-43)
Veteran inorganic chemist argues that the ‘culture’ of laboratory safety must not be compromised
(pp. 44-45)
Contaminación: La sal de mesa marina podría ser una fuente de plástico en la alimentación.
(p.8)

Career & Employment

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