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November 3, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 44
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November 3, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 44
Uneven economic recovery limits hiring
By Sophie L. Rovner
(p.10)
Features
Business
GSK’s Discovery Fast Track program looks inside academia for promising but risky drug targets (pp. 24-27)
Science & Technology
Researchers are working on low-cost alternatives that can efficiently scrub harmful molecules from the air (pp. 44-47)
Back Issues
 
Demand For Chemists Up, Somewhat
Unemployment eases amid weaker than expected economic growth
(pp. 12-16)
Pockets Of Opportunity
In a still-recovering job market, firms are poised to carefully step up hiring of chemists into select business niches
(pp. 16-19)
Interviewing Insights
Companies’ interviewing strategies reflect their growing desire for well-rounded hires
(pp. 20-21)
 

News of the Week

Oil Rose And Then Fell After Deepwater Horizon Disaster


Researchers reveal how oil landed on the seafloor in the Gulf of Mexico
(p.5)

Compound Reverses The Anticlotting Effects Of Heparin


Translational Medicine: Antidote shuts down anticoagulation of all clinically available heparins
(p.6)

Big Chemical Firms See Strong Third Quarter


Earnings: Diversified chemical makers managed their way to profits despite lumpy markets
(p.7)

EPA Assesses Additional Chemicals For Regulation


Risk Assessment: BPA, flame retardants, and phthalates among substances added to EPA list for potential regulation
(p.7)

DNA-Based Fluorescent Probes Measure Forces That Cells Exert As They Move

Sensors: Two teams independently design similar systems for investigating cell mechanics
(p.8)

Reactive Lewis Pairs Hydrogenate Carbonyls

Catalysis: Metal-free reactions convert ketones to alcohols
(p.8)

Lab Death Legal Defense Cost University Of California Nearly $4.5 Million

Sum covered six years of legal bills for both UC and chemistry professor Patrick Harran
(p.9)

Sasol Moves Ahead On Louisiana Ethylene

Company says high labor costs are a big part of the $8.1 billion price tag
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Business

Europe’s chemical industry finds rising public acceptance on the one hand but low sales growth and cost pressures on the other
(pp. 30-31)
GSK’s Discovery Fast Track program looks inside academia for promising but risky drug targets
(pp. 24-27)
In West Virginia, MATRIC has transformed former Union Carbide facilities into a modern chemical R&D center
(pp. 28-29)
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Government & Policy

The materials science community seeks a path toward inclusiveness
(pp. 38-39)
EPA eyes high-throughput assays for endocrine disruptor screening of commercial chemicals
(pp. 35-37)

Career & Employment

Uneven economic recovery limits hiring
(p.10)
Companies’ interviewing strategies reflect their growing desire for well-rounded hires
(pp. 20-21)
In a still-recovering job market, firms are poised to carefully step up hiring of chemists into select business niches
(pp. 16-19)
Unemployment eases amid weaker than expected economic growth
(pp. 12-16)