April 7, 2014 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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April 7, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 14
April 7, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 14
Emerging technology and a wide-open market are spurring more companies to pursue drugs to treat or prevent hearing loss
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 12-17)
Companies in nascent business seek high-quality supplies of their key ingredient (pp. 24-25)
Science & Technology
ACS Meeting News: Medicinal chemists set their sights on sensory ion channels to find pain, cancer, asthma treatments (pp. 37-39)
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Unstable Complex: Elusive ion’s unusual bonding could inform design of agents that capture greenhouse gas

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New Anticancer Target Identified

Drug Discovery: Cancer cells need MTH1 enzyme to thrive; inhibiting it kills them

Better Biomolecular Visualization

Bioorthogonal Chemistry: Easier tracking of biomolecules in vivo

GSK To Expand Across Africa

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Trees Designed for Destruction

Plant Biochemistry: Chemical tweak to lignin could yield trees that are easier to pulp



Government & Policy

Founding director of National Academies panel reflects on his more than two-decade career examining science and the economy
Members with decades of experience retire from partisan, deadlocked Congress
(pp. 30-32)


Author uses multiple points of view to examine the meaning of existence

Science & Technology

ACS Meeting News: Scrambling for an answer to scuttled Yucca Mountain storage facility, scientists eye clay
Last year’s increase in the percentage of female chemistry faculty occurred at the assistant professor level
(pp. 41-44)
ACS Meeting News: Medicinal chemists set their sights on sensory ion channels to find pain, cancer, asthma treatments
(pp. 37-39)

Career & Employment

Paying attention to cultural differences can smooth relationships with coworkers