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September 19, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 37
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September 19, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 37
Attacks on the historical protections for academics have professors thinking about the value of the institution
By Andrea Widener
(pp. 28-31)
Features
Science & Technology
Aviation industry hopes to cut emissions with renewable fuels (pp. 16-18)
Science & Technology
Welcome to C&EN’s data visualization tracking pivotal moments in the lives of chemistry’s Nobel Laureates (pp. 24-25)
Back Issues
 
Moving on after tenure denial
Rejection didn’t end these chemists’ careers; it created new opportunities
(pp. 32-33)
Young universities ditch the tenure system
Start-up schools use contract-based employment models but still take academic freedom seriously
(pp. 34-36)
 

News of the Week

Isotope analysis points to violent moon origin

Collision between young Earth and Mars-sized planet formed the moon from vaporized debris, study suggests
(p.4)

La Luna tuvo un origen violento, según apunta el análisis de isótopos

Un estudio sugiere que la Luna se formó a partir de los escombros gaseosos de la colisión entre una joven Tierra y un planeta del tamaño de Marte
(p.4)

Catalyst flip-flops chirality to build copolymer

Method strings together alternating norbornene building blocks into AB copolymer
(p.5)

Covalent drugs target cancer protein via new linker

Inhibitors block Mcl-1 protein by reversibly binding to lysines instead of cysteines
(p.5)

MOF traps molecules that gum up bioethanol production

Material selectively separates furanics from sugar solutions
(p.6)

Chemists reversibly evolve enzyme

Demonstration shows that structural dynamics play an important role in evolving new enzyme functions
(p.7)

High potassium levels silence T cells in tumors

Helping the cells deal with these elevated concentrations improves the cells’ ability to attack tumors in mice
(p.7)

Geography plays role in fate of two deals

Linde-Praxair merger is off, PotashCorp-Agrium merger is on, in part due to location issues
(p.10)

Sanofi signs with Google unit on drug/electronics combinations

Joint venture Onduo will pursue type 2 diabetes treatment and maintenance regimens
(p.10)

Bayer clinches deal for Monsanto

But giant agrochemical acquisition will face close antitrust scrutiny
(p.11)

Relay Therapeutics launches to tackle protein movement

Third Rock-backed firm will look for allosteric inhibitors for tough targets
(p.11)

Kratom users protest imminent ban

DEA's new temporary classification prompts White House demonstration
(p.14)

Playing Presidential 20 Questions

Trump, Clinton, Stein lay out their science policy positions
(p.14)
 

Departments

Education

Attacks on the historical protections for academics have professors thinking about the value of the institution
(pp. 28-31)
Rejection didn’t end these chemists’ careers; it created new opportunities
(pp. 32-33)
Start-up schools use contract-based employment models but still take academic freedom seriously
(pp. 34-36)
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Science & Technology

Symposium in Philadelphia honors Otto Theodor Benfey’s lifetime of contributions to the history and teaching of chemistry
(pp. 20-21)
The associate director of the PETA International Science Consortium works to develop and promote alternatives to animal testing
(pp. 22-23)
Aviation industry hopes to cut emissions with renewable fuels
(pp. 16-18)
Welcome to C&EN’s data visualization tracking pivotal moments in the lives of chemistry’s Nobel Laureates
(pp. 24-25)

Letters

Letters(p.3)