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July 4, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 27
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July 4, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 27
Drugmakers juggle isotopes in hopes of achieving novelty, stability, and success
By Bethany Halford
(pp. 32-36)
Features
Government & Policy
Congress gives agency more authority to regulate health and environmental risks and demand toxicity data (pp. 18-20)
Science & Technology
Chemists gather at annual conference to assess advancement in pollution-prevention strategies (pp. 22-25)
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News of the Week

U.K. chemistry enterprise feels ‘Brexit’ pain

U.K. scientists and chemistry-based companies brace for a period of trouble and uncertainty
(p.5)

Antarctic ozone hole shows signs of repair

New study documents increase in O3 levels for the first time
(p.7)

Patent royalties suit against Harvard settled

Details of the agreement between former grad student Mark Charest and the school are undisclosed
(p.7)

Asymmetric difluorination of alkenes achieved

Challenging reaction efficiently generates sought-after chiral difluoromethyl groups
(p.8)

How spongy silicon could open new doors in bioelectronics

New form of silicon boosts element’s biocompatibility and activates neurons with an assist from light
(p.8)

Structure of Ebola virus’s glycoprotein reveals an Achilles heel

Drug designers may want to target a region that destabilizes the pathogen’s infection machinery
(p.9)

Tiny peptide targets brain injuries

Molecule could help researchers deliver therapeutics for traumatic brain injury
(p.9)

New method used to discover potential helium source

Technique could alleviate recurrent shortages of the noble element, used in scientific instruments
(p.12)

Three materials start-ups attract funding

Firms say their technology will improve performance of solar cells, batteries, and 3-D printed parts
(p.12)

Dow to lay off 2,500 in wake of Dow Corning purchase

The company is also closing two plants in effort to reach $400 million in savings
(p.13)

Modern Meadow, developer of lab-grown leather, raises $40 million

The start-up will use the funds to scale up their process, which derives collagen from modified cells
(p.13)

Pfizer goes to China for biologic drugs

Planned $350 million facility will employ single-use bioreactors from GE
(p.13)

National Academy says proposed human subjects regulation should be scrapped

Panel recommends different take on Common Rule
(p.15)

Glyphosate temporarily allowed in EU

Controversial herbicide reauthorized until end of 2017
(p.16)
 

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Science & Technology

Chemists gather at annual conference to assess advancement in pollution-prevention strategies
(pp. 22-25)
Drugmakers juggle isotopes in hopes of achieving novelty, stability, and success
(pp. 32-36)
Geochemist and marathoner Elizabeth Herndon says finding the perfect work-life balance is a balancing act unto itself
(pp. 30-31)
Un nuevo estudio muestra por primera vez un aumento en los niveles de ozono
(p.7)

Career & Employment

Children’s Tumor Foundation vice president for R&D leaves behind music for a medicinal chemistry career
(p.28)

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