August 12, 2013 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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August 12, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 32
August 12, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 32
Biofuels and biobased chemical makers hope to win with cellulosic sugars
By Melody M. Bomgardner
(pp. 11-15)
Science & Technology
Researchers struggle to identify molecular components that drive these complex psychiatric illnesses (pp. 28-31)
Career & Employment
Young chemists gathered in Germany to get careers advice from winners (pp. 41-42)
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Probing Drug-RNA Interactions

Drug Discovery: Reactions make it possible to show if a drug candidate hits its RNA target

Caffeine Disrupts Brain Growth In Mice

Health: Nerve cells migrate slowly in rodents born to caffeinated moms

New Front In The War Against Tuberculosis

Infectious Disease: Drug candidate hobbles ATP synthesis in the bacteria

ACS Launches New Journal

In January 2014 the first issue of ACS Photonics will be released

Uncertain Business Environment Hits European Firms

Chemical Earnings: Second-quarter results a mixed bag for leading chemical makers

A Dead Battery Plant

BASF fuel cell facility in New Jersey will be shuttered despite a decent industry outlook.

Target Practice With EPA

Congress: House passes bills to limit regulations; panel issues subpoena


ACS News

Summer internships for chemistry teachers lay groundwork for their students to work in industrial labs
Divisions issue Calls for Papers for the March 16–20 meeting in Dallas
(pp. 35-36)

Government & Policy

Demand for bacterial treatments grows despite scant regulatory oversight
(pp. 22-23)
Senators pledge to tweak bipartisan compromise bill to overhaul federal chemical control law
(pp. 24-25)


A strong faculty, motivated student body, and interdisciplinary spirit lead the school as it continues to grow
(pp. 32-33)