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February 8, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 6
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February 8, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 6
Convenient foods and supplements purport to boost energy and help competitors train harder. But do they work?
By Melody M. Bomgardner
(pp. 10-15)
Features
Science & Technology
The enormous electrochemical energy-storage devices could address the intermittency of wind- and solar-generated power that’s increasingly being adopted worldwide (pp. 26-28)
Career & Employment
Those who have had difficulties starting a family share their stories and advice for how to find support at home and at work (pp. 33-35)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Designer Protein Is A Promising Antiflu Agent

Drug Development: Protein both prevents mice from getting flu and works better than approved drug Tamiflu when administered to rodents after infection has set in
(p.5)

ChemChina Swoops In To Buy Syngenta For $43 Billion

Large Chinese chemical producer promises to expand, not cut costs, at world’s largest agricultural chemicals firm
(p.6)

New Fusion Facility In Germany Makes Hydrogen Plasma For The First Time

Clean Energy: Wendelstein 7-X fusion facility in Germany is up and running
(p.6)

Chemical Engineer Running For President Of Peru Could Be Disqualified

Campaign candidate Acuña faces allegations of academic plagiarism
(p.7)

Commodity Glut, Strong Dollar Pressure Chemical Company Earnings

Fourth Quarter: Plans go forward at Dow, DuPont for merger as Dow CEO Liveris plans exit in 2017
(p.7)

Fluorescence Method Maps Reactivity Hot Spots On A Catalyst’s Surface

Imaging: Technique could help improve catalyst performance and make reactions such as water splitting viable
(p.8)

Research Teams Use DNA To Make 3-D Nanoparticle Structures With High Precision

Nanotechnology: One group assembles nanoparticle lattices that can be reshaped on demand, and the other builds structures that mimic the geometry of diamond
(p.9)

Westlake Makes Hostile $2.9 Billion Bid For PVC Rival Axiall

Merger: Deal gets push from activist investor Brigade urging good faith discussions
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

U.S. Chemical Safety Board faults company, regulators in fatal incident
(p.22)
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Science & Technology

The enormous electrochemical energy-storage devices could address the intermittency of wind- and solar-generated power that’s increasingly being adopted worldwide
(pp. 26-28)
Concrete that repairs itself could save maintenance costs, increase safety, and help the environment
(pp. 29-30)
Desarrollo de fármacos: La proteína sirve tanto para la prevención contra el virus de la gripe en ratones como para su tratamiento, mejor que el medicamento aprobado (Tamiflu) cuando se administra a roedores después de la infección.
(p.5)

Career & Employment

Those who have had difficulties starting a family share their stories and advice for how to find support at home and at work
(pp. 33-35)

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Letters

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