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January 13, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 2
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January 13, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 2
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Business
Academic labs have a lot of catching up to do, but options are limited in a software world geared to industrial science (pp. 19-21)
Science & Technology
Spectroscopic methods give doctors access to information they couldn’t otherwise see (pp. 28-29)
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Low-Cost Flow Batteries

Alternative Energy: Electrochemical storage device does not use metals or require catalysts
(p.4)

Free Chemistry Journal Articles

ACS News: Significant papers of wide interest are posted free online
(p.5)

Thermo Fisher Sells Three Lab Supply Businesses To GE Healthcare

Divestiture: Transaction moves Thermo Fisher closer to completing Life Technologies purchase
(p.5)

New Tool For Surface Structures

Spectroscopy: Method gives detailed picture of peptide atop gold
(p.6)

U.S. Loses Ground On Biomedical R&D

Research: Global shift in investment is small but telling
(p.6)

Children’s Medical Center In Boston Sues Celgene

Litigation: Center claims pharmaceutical company owes it millions of dollars in royalties
(p.7)

Plant Safety Under Scrutiny

Task Force: Agencies consider sweeping change in chemical facility regulations and practices
(p.7)

Greening Up Hydroxylations

Biocatalysis: Tandem enzyme system offers a metal-free way to convert olefins to enantiopure diols
(p.8)

Safer Shipping Of Oil By Tank Cars

Rail Safety: New York’s Sen. Schumer seeks action on railcars prone to rupture in derailments
(p.8)
 

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Science & Technology

Chemical Heritage Foundation acquires a collection of rare medieval alchemy texts
(pp. 30-31)
Spectroscopic methods give doctors access to information they couldn’t otherwise see
(pp. 28-29)
Briony Marshall’s sculptures attempt to make sense of what science means for humans
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