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November 28, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 47
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November 28, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 47
Health concerns prompt calls to end production and use of deadly substance in the U.S. and beyond
By Britt E. Erickson
(pp. 28-31)
Features
Business
With fewer preservatives in use, chemists worry about protecting consumer products from contamination (pp. 18-20)
Science & Technology
Students protest tuition increases amid enduring racial and economic inequities (pp. 22-23)
Back Issues
 
Superfund research center studies asbestos from all angles
University of Pennsylvania program addresses aspects from environmental containment to health effects
(pp. 32-34)
 

News of the Week

Protein provides new route to carbon-silicon bonds

Bacterial cytochrome c demonstrates first example of biologically catalyzed organosilicon chemistry
(p.7)

Cement could be a helpful carbon sink

Model suggests cement reacting with CO₂ can offset part of the emissions from its production
(p.8)

Young blood may not cure aging ills after all

New method for mouse blood exchange could clear up conflicts in past experiments
(p.8)

A step toward mitochondrial gene therapy

Peptide-based system delivers DNA into mitochondria
(p.9)

Diet and microbiome conspire to modify epigenetics

Short-chain fatty acids produced by the mouse microbiome in response to diet alter acetylation and methylation on histone proteins
(p.9)

DuPont readies a pension freeze

Cost saving measure will hit in 2018, after its merger with Dow closes
(p.13)

Lilly Alzheimer’s drug fails

The firm will not seek regulatory approval for solanezumab
(p.13)

U.K. premiere pledges extra $2 billion for R&D

Money would offset funds Britain could lose when it exits the European Union
(p.13)

Vanderbilt neuroscience drug advances to clinic

Phase I study of Alzheimer’s treatment represents shift in academic drug discovery model
(p.13)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

Students protest tuition increases amid enduring racial and economic inequities
(pp. 22-23)
Funding agency head strives to raise quality of Chinese research and curb misconduct
(pp. 24-25)
Greater representation of chemistry sought in the symbolic characters
(p.26)
University of Pennsylvania program addresses aspects from environmental containment to health effects
(pp. 32-34)
El citocromo c bacteriano, primer ejemplo de química de organosilicio catalizada biológicamente
(p.7)

Newscripts

What to get the chemistry lovers in your life
(p.40)