September 8, 2008 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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September 8, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 36
September 8, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 36
Targeted radiotracers help drugmakers navigate the neurological landscape by positron emission tomography
By Bethany Halford
(pp. 13-20)
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Government & Policy

New U.S. president will be in tight spot as world negotiates new treaty
(pp. 29-31)
Critics fear rule will reduce nutritional value of food, hinder efforts to improve unsanitary practices
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Far-from-equilibrium thermodynamics is at the heart of many real systems and processes
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Green chemistry in the curriculum boosts student interest in science
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Dozens of students enjoyed education, food, and fun at ACS's Summer School on Sustainability & Green Chemistry
Despite a three-decade decline, a few universities keep nuclear and radiochemistry going
(pp. 68-70)
Primarily undergraduate institutions increasingly offer opportunities of large schools in a smaller setting
(pp. 71-72)
Recharge your life and your career with a sabbatical
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Science & Technology

Targeted radiotracers help drugmakers navigate the neurological landscape by positron emission tomography
(pp. 13-20)
Tree rings help scientists trace the source and timing of chemical leaks and spills in the environment
(pp. 37-38)
UC Merced grad student allegedly stole from university to synthesize illegal drug
(pp. 39-40)
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