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December 9, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 49
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December 9, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 49
This year saw the shaky rollout of a revamped, post-patent-cliff pharmaceutical industry that may need time to gain traction
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 12-17)
Features
Government & Policy
Unproven therapies, cosmetics present challenges for regulators worldwide (pp. 25-27)
Education
NSF census, two years into a revamp, has more details about chemistry department funding sources (pp. 34-36)
Education
INTERACTIVE TABLE: This table ranks top chemistry spenders and breaks down funding sources (p.35)
Education
TABLE: Ranks top chemistry spenders and breaks down funding sources.  (p.35)
Education
TABLE: Few of chemistry's top spenders place in the overall top 25. (p.36)
Education
TABLE: Roughly three-quarters of spending came from federal funds in 2011.  (p.38)
Education
TABLE: Ranks top chemical engineering spenders and breaks down funding sources.  (p.39)
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(p.7)

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(p.8)

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(p.8)

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(p.9)

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(p.9)

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(p.10)

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(p.10)

Declining Prices Spur Layoffs At PotashCorp

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(p.11)

Researchers Design Lithium-Sulfur Batteries To Go The Distance

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(p.11)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

After winning the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nobelist reflects on his career and the need for chemists to serve society
(p.28)
Unproven therapies, cosmetics present challenges for regulators worldwide
(pp. 25-27)

Education

NSF census, two years into a revamp, has more details about chemistry department funding sources
(pp. 34-36)
INTERACTIVE TABLE: This table ranks top chemistry spenders and breaks down funding sources
(p.35)
TABLE: Few of chemistry's top spenders place in the overall top 25.
(p.36)
TABLE: Ranks top chemistry spenders and breaks down funding sources.
(p.35)
TABLE: Roughly three-quarters of spending came from federal funds in 2011.
(p.38)
TABLE: Ranks top chemical engineering spenders and breaks down funding sources.
(p.39)