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January 23, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 4
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January 23, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 4
Algorithms that have changed daily life move into the lab
By Jyllian Kemsley, Elizabeth K. Wilson and Rick Mullin
(p.28)
Features
Business
Makers of Tide and Persil dig deep for ingredients in battle to be the best detergent (pp. 15-18)
Government & Policy
Scientists are teasing out which emissions contribute most and the chemical reactions that create smog filled with particulates (pp. 19-22)
Back Issues
 
Chemists pin hopes on deep learning for drug discovery
Pharma scientists are exploring what the algorithm behind voice and face recognition can do for chemistry
(pp. 29-30)
Pharma partnership applies deep learning to very big data
GlaxoSmithKline teams with government labs 
on computational models for drug discovery
(pp. 31-32)
Chemists turn to machine learning to get the most out of data
Publishers and others apply standard artificial intelligence techniques to synthesis planning and education
(pp. 33-34)
 

News of the Week

Big data technique predicts 12% of unknown protein structures

Milestone in modeling yields 100 new protein folds
(p.3)

Gecko-inspired adhesion controlled by light

Adhesive grips and releases objects thanks to UV-triggered azobenzene chemistry
(p.4)

Opioid side effects blocked by targeting sensory neurons

Study in mice proposes mechanism for why patients seeking pain relief need higher and higher opioid doses over time
(p.4)

How does the universe hide its solid iron?

Probably not in pure grains, according to one team of rocketeer researchers
(p.5)

Making aptamers with biology’s help

RNA sequences from riboswitches and ribozymes provide scaffolds that help aptamers work better in cells
(p.5)

Civil suit filed against University of Hawaii for lab explosion

Injured researcher Thea Ekins-Coward and her spouse allege negligence and emotional distress
(p.6)

Ag giants fight for deal approvals

Antitrust regulators still haven’t okayed three agrochemical mergers
(p.9)

Biogen pays $1.25 billion to protect a blockbuster drug

Licensing agreement with Forward Pharma will ensure rights to the multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera
(p.9)

AkzoNobel unveils global research challenge

Seeks partners to codevelop sustainable chemistries
(p.10)

Avantium buys Liquid Light

Assets of start-up focused on making chemicals from CO2 go to Dutch research firm
(p.10)

Two chemical makers ready stock offerings

AlzChem and Venator prepare to offer shares in first half of 2017
(p.10)

Obama EPA’s last-minute moves on chemicals

Agency releases slew of actions on pesticides, toxics, and nanomaterials
(p.13)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

A 2-µm-thick film helped produce the ultrareflective mirrors needed to confirm Einstein’s century-old prediction
(pp. 26-27)
The idea of using single molecules as key components in computers has been around for more than 40 years. What progress is it making?
(pp. 23-25)
Algorithms that have changed daily life move into the lab
(p.28)
GlaxoSmithKline teams with government labs 
on computational models for drug discovery
(pp. 31-32)
Publishers and others apply standard artificial intelligence techniques to synthesis planning and education
(pp. 33-34)
Pharma scientists are exploring what the algorithm behind voice and face recognition can do for chemistry
(pp. 29-30)
Un hito en la modelización predice 100 nuevos plegamientos de proteínas