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October 24, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 42
09442-cov-cover
October 24, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 42
Or: How the pharmaceutical research sector learned to stop worrying and love the cloud
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 26-30)
Features
Science & Technology
Organic ligands help sequester and separate inorganic ions in mining and nuclear waste treatment (pp. 18-19)
Government & Policy
Attacks and infighting from the previously congenial committee worry the science community (pp. 20-21)
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News of the Week

Interruptores endocrinos: ¿cuál es el coste para los humanos?

Un estudio calcula el gasto en sanidad y las pérdidas de ingresos causados por niveles bajos de exposición a determinadas sustancias químicas sintéticas
(p.5)

Putting a human cost on endocrine disruptors

Study quantifies health care spending and lost wages stemming from low-level exposures to certain synthetic chemicals
(p.5)

Sticking it to the internet of things

Futuristic “smart” decals rely on conventional semiconductor materials and processing, but also 3-D printing
(p.7)

Unusual hydrogen bond plays a bigger role in proteins than chemists realized

Interaction affects 94% of all proteins, study shows
(p.7)

Mercury from WWII submarine wreck pollutes sediments off Norway

But the discharge probably has not contaminated the marine food web
(p.8)

One-step method determines reaction products’ yield, enantiomeric excess, and configuration

Technique accelerates evaluation of amine-containing chiral compounds
(p.8)

Fatal explosion hits BASF’s Ludwigshafen site

Two workers dead, one missing; 20 plants shut down or partially running
(p.13)

Perlara signs rare disease pact with Novartis

Start-up seeks to advance its unusual business model with a big pharma partner
(p.13)

Shell bids for cellulosic ethanol plant

Refiner may snag large Abengoa facility for $26 million
(p.13)
 

Departments

Education

Professor adopted alternative grading strategy to ensure his students master the essentials of organic chemistry
(pp. 24-25)