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February 27, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 9
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February 27, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 9
Cornered on pricing, drugmakers fire back with their standard message about world-class science
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 30-34)
Features
Science & Technology
Researchers use multiple methods to show that lipids are more than just the backdrop for membrane proteins (pp. 18-20)
Business
Rechargeable zinc-air batteries are going mainstream, but other metal-air chemistries will have to wait awhile (pp. 21-22)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Costly drugs

High anxiety over drug costs
Patients face a new age of uncertainty as drug prices skyrocket
(p.35)
 

News of the Week

Computers predict molecules’ scent from their structures

Crowdsourcing project feeds odor perception data into machine-learning algorithms to sniff out compounds’ aroma profiles
(p.3)

Slow-release nanofertilizer could boost crop yields

A new nanoparticle-based fertilizer delivers plant nutrients efficiently and reduces the harm of agricultural runoff
(p.5)

Surprising amyloid structure solved

Bacterial peptide forms amyloids with α-helices instead of β-sheets; new structures could be targets for antibiotics
(p.5)

Harvesting therapeutic proteins from animal slobber

Scientists genetically engineered mice to secrete human nerve growth factor in their saliva, a first step toward using critter spit to crank out drugs
(p.6)

Small-molecule cocktail could reverse hearing loss

Mixture regenerates damaged mouse cells essential for processing sound waves
(p.6)

Nanoscience pioneer Millie Dresselhaus dies at 86

Groundbreaking studies on carbon nanostructures earned her the title “Queen of Carbon Science”
(p.7)

Stable colloids made with inorganic molten salts

Potential applications include improved heat-transfer fluids and new inorganic thermoelectric materials
(p.9)

European firms grind out profit growth in 2016

Sales were stable, but a challenging environment is in play
(p.12)

U.S. indicts a lab chemicals supplier

AK Scientific charged with illegally shipping hazardous chemicals
(p.12)

Gilead buys Priority Review Voucher from Sarepta

Deal for $125 million hints at cooler market for the incentive
(p.13)

Tronox to acquire TiO2 rival Cristal

Purchase will create the world’s largest producer of the white pigment
(p.13)
 

Departments

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Business

Cornered on pricing, drugmakers fire back with their standard message about world-class science
(pp. 30-34)
Critical corrosion-limiting element is proving hard to replace in aerospace applications
(pp. 28-29)
Patients face a new age of uncertainty as drug prices skyrocket
(p.35)
Rechargeable zinc-air batteries are going mainstream, but other metal-air chemistries will have to wait awhile
(pp. 21-22)
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Science & Technology

Researchers use multiple methods to show that lipids are more than just the backdrop for membrane proteins
(pp. 18-20)
Innovative analytical techniques push the limits in studies of catalysis, electrochemistry, and molecular imaging
(pp. 25-27)
Un proyecto de crowdsourcing utiliza algoritmos de aprendizaje automático para transformar datos sobre la percepción del olor y predecir los perfiles del aroma de los compuestos
(p.3)

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