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May 15, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 20
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May 15, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 20
Manufacturing issues can delay drug approvals and complicate relationships between drug firms and their contract suppliers
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 32-37)
Features
Science & Technology
Scientists explore the genomes of oysters and clams to help the shellfish industry survive changes in the ocean’s chemistry (pp. 22-24)
Career & Employment
Celebrating cultural traditions together can be one way to bridge the divide  (p.30)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Chemistry postdoc sues Harvard

Former researcher says he wants his share of $20 million that Merck paid for compounds treating leukemia
(p.5)

Ancient protein protects bacteria from modern viral pathogens

Genetic engineering strategy could one day defend crops
(p.7)

Molecular prosthetic moves iron into, out of, and within cells

Small molecule stands in for missing iron transporters associated with anemia
(p.7)

Paper on microplastics in fish is retracted

Ethics board says case is one of “scientific dishonesty,” but authors disagree
(p.8)

A breath test for dolphin health

Method finds signs of illness in dolphins exposed to Deepwater Horizon oil spill
(p.9)

Natural product analysis offers insight on compound discovery trends

Researchers take comprehensive look at microbial and marine-based natural products discovered between 1941 and 2015
(p.10)

Human proteome mapped across the cell

By following more than 12,000 proteins to 30 subcellular compartments, researchers provide a new tool for tracking protein location
(p.11)

Improving remote detection of radioactivity

​Technique using pulsed electromagnetic waves might one day sense radioactive material 100 km away
(p.12)

New rules for Gram-negative antibiotics

Properties that allow compounds to get into and stay in Gram-negative bacteria could guide antibiotic discovery
(p.12)

Dow unveils $4 billion in new projects

Outlays are clustered around the Gulf Coast, but the company also has money for Europe and Michigan.
(p.14)

PPG says AkzoNobel didn’t give its third bid a fair hearing

Paint maker is joined by AkzoNobel’s own shareholders, who want the firm to negotiate
(p.14)

Avantor to buy lab supply firm VWR

$6.4 billion acquisition continues consolidation trend in lab supply business
(p.15)

DSM invests $25 million in Amyris

Funds will be used to develop new routes to vitamins, pay down debt
(p.15)

Patient dies in Kite drug trial

Incident is another setback for CAR-T cancer immunotherapies
(p.16)

Trump EPA dismisses half of scientific advisory group

Unexpected move surprises members who review agency research programs
(p.20)

U.S. visa change could impact chemists

State Department would collect more personal information for some applicants
(p.20)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explains the types of viral hepatitis and ways to treat them
(p.31)
Scientists explore the genomes of oysters and clams to help the shellfish industry survive changes in the ocean’s chemistry
(pp. 22-24)
El comité ético dice que es un caso de "falsedad científica", pero los autores no están de acuerdo
(p.8)

Career & Employment

Celebrating cultural traditions together can be one way to bridge the divide
(p.30)

Letters

Letters(p.2)