March 26, 2012 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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March 26, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 13
March 26, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 13
Priestley Medalist Robert Langer’s entrepreneurial streak traces back to his dream of improving people’s lives
By Celia Henry Arnaud
(pp. 15-18)
Material innovations on the exterior of consumer products bring new functionalities (pp. 28-33)
Government & Policy
Public-private effort creates a structural biology center (pp. 43-44)
Back Issues

Cover Story: Big-Picture Thinker

MicroCHIPS Announces Results Of Human Trial
Odd One Out
Living Proof Targets Personal Care Market Rather Than Medicine

News of the Week

Watching Battery Anodes In Action

Electrochemistry: Microscopy reveals unusual phase transformation in high-capacity material

Chemists For Hire

ACS News: Unemployment rate of 4.6% for ACS members in 2011 is highest on record

Joining Forces For Food Safety

Instrumentation: Agilent, FDA team up to improve methods for pathogen detection, seafood identification

European Groups Set Up Venture Funds

Investment: Wellcome Trust and Index Ventures increase support for emerging biotech firms

Opioid Receptors Revealed

Structural Biology: Teams unveil structures of membrane proteins involved in pain, pleasure signaling

Bee Deaths And Seed Treatments

Insecticides: Corn-sowing technique may contribute to honeybee deaths

Taming Diazomethane

Organic Synthesis: Hazardous reagent generated without distillation

A Stable Germanone At Last

Main-Group Chemistry: Japanese researchers isolate the first heavy ketone homolog

Communicating Hazards

Regulation: OSHA adopts global system for chemical safety information



Government & Policy

New law sparks competition among states for satellite offices
(pp. 37-39)
Online petition attracts more than 40,000 signatures to protest proposed government R&D cuts and hiring freeze
(pp. 40-42)
Public-private effort creates a structural biology center
(pp. 43-44)