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April 13, 2015 Issue

Volume 93, Issue 15
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April 13, 2015 Issue, Vol. 93 | Iss. 15
From fracking to deep sea drilling, ensuring high production and environmental protection requires a careful selection of chemicals
By Melody M. Bomgardner
(pp. 13-17)
Features
Science & Technology
ACS Meeting News: New chemical agents activate or suppress immune responses through nuclear factor-κB (pp. 39-40)
Science & Technology
Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explores the molecular makeup of these symbols of spring (p.41)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

BASF Sues Umicore Over Battery Chemistry

Patent Dispute: Ownership of nickel-cobalt-manganese cathode material is challenged in the U.S.
(p.7)

Lawrencium Ionization Energy Measured

Actinides: Study confirms theoretical understanding of electronic structure of superheavy elements
(p.8)

Bristol-Myers Squibb Buys Into Gene Therapy

Pharmaceuticals: Firm adds gene therapy in a deal with uniQure
(p.9)

First 3-D View Of The Body’s Pain-Sensing ‘Wasabi Receptor’

Biomolecular Structure: Snapshot of the TRPA1 ion channel, which senses chemical irritants, could lead to new pain and itch remedies
(p.9)

China p-Xylene Plant Explodes For Second Time In Less Than Two Years

Plant Safety: Chemical warfare unit and more than 600 firefighters mobilize to put out huge blaze
(p.10)

Fluorescence Studies Reveal How Cells Take Out Their Protein Garbage

Molecular Biology: Researchers use single-molecule methods to observe details of the protein degradation process
(p.10)
 

Departments

Government & Policy

Grant recipients will have to make their research results public within 12 months of publication
(p.35)
Lawmakers begin new probe of agency despite forced resignation of chairman
(pp. 31-33)
Neonicotinoids: Activists urge further protection for pollinators; industry objects
(p.8)