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November 18, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 46
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November 18, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 46
Instrumentation firms are increasingly forging links with scientists in academic and nonprofit labs to tap into key research areas and develop new technology
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 10-15)
Features
Business
Companies vie for a nonpetrochemical route into this lucrative industry (pp. 18-19)
Science & Technology
Chemists seek to pin down the source of the tart fruit’s purported nutritional and health benefits (pp. 28-29)
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Unfolding Diabetes

Spectroscopy: Disrupting amyloid fibril intermediate could lead to prevention, new treatments
(p.5)

Label Updates For Generics

Drugs: FDA rule would allow changes to safety information, could expose industry to failure-to-warn lawsuits
(p.6)

Rare Disease, Big Price Tag

Pharmaceuticals: Shire’s acquisition of ViroPharma continues the Irish firm’s push into a lucrative niche
(p.6)

Middle East Meeting Of Scientific Minds

Conferences: Sixth Malta Conference convened amid unrest in the region
(p.7)

Gene Silencing By Design

Drug Discovery: Tweaking short interfering RNAs improves their ability to turn off bad genes
(p.8)

Good-bye, Trans Fat

Regulation: FDA effort to eliminate partially hydrogenated oils draws mixed response
(p.8)

A Control Knob To Add C–N Bonds

Organic Synthesis: Simple catalyst modifications orchestrate amine formation reactions
(p.9)

High Honors For Methanol Research

Prizes: Israel bestows major award on George Olah and G. K. Surya Prakash
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Business

Companies vie for a nonpetrochemical route into this lucrative industry
(pp. 18-19)
Japanese scientist’s wearable robotic suit is poised to change the lives of the infirm
(p.20)
Instrumentation firms are increasingly forging links with scientists in academic and nonprofit labs to tap into key research areas and develop new technology
(pp. 10-15)

ACS News

ACS News Perspective: Offerings will include subsidies for authors and a prestigious free journal
(p.35)

Books

Eighteenth-century intellectual movement that celebrated human rationality continues to have profound influence on modern society
(pp. 30-31)