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June 1, 2015 Issue

Volume 93, Issue 22
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June 1, 2015 Issue, Vol. 93 | Iss. 22
Early data for Biogen’s aducanumab is bolstering a field that researchers say is finally heading in the right direction
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 11-15)
Features
Government & Policy
Research: National Science Foundation data show flat spending for higher education research institutions in recent years  (pp. 24-26)
Science & Technology
With just one step remaining to complete pathway from glucose to morphine, scientists ponder future security concerns (pp. 31-32)
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News of the Week

Chemistry Papers Rank High Among Once-Obscure Studies That Recently Racked Up Citations

Research: So-called sleeping beauties are more common than previously thought

(p.5)

Alloy Deforms, Springs Back Into Shape Millions Of Times

Materials Science: Titanium, nickel, copper, and cobalt combo breaks record for shape-memory alloys
(p.6)

P&G Funds Project To 3-D Print Human Skin

Bioprinting: Firm hopes artificial skin tissue will replace testing of many of its products on animals
(p.6)

A Single-Molecule Diode That Works

Molecular Electronics: Simple approach yields high-performing circuit element
(p.7)

Chinese Consortium To Buy Californian Biotech Firm Ambrx

Investment: Consortium members see benefits in firm’s unnatural amino acid technology for creating antibody-drug conjugates
(p.7)

Free-Trade Bill Faces Fight In House Of Representatives

Legislation: Senate passes measure to boost President’s negotiation power
(p.8)

The Montreal Protocol Is Healing Earth’s Ozone Hole

Climate Science: Study shows what the planet’s protective ozone layer might look like if destructive halocarbons had not been phased out
(p.8)

Industry Cheers Passage Of House Bill To Make Permanent R&D Tax Credit

Legislation: Obama threatens to veto the measure, citing high price tag
(p.9)

Protein’s Role In Aging Disputed

Reproducibility: Study contradicts previous research on mouse muscle rejuvenation
(p.9)
 

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Government & Policy

Research: National Science Foundation data show flat spending for higher education research institutions in recent years
(pp. 24-26)
Interactive: This table ranks top chemistry spenders and breaks down funding sources
(pp. 24-26)
Table: Many top-spending universities don’t pour a lot of money into chemistry
(pp. 24-26)
This table ranks top chemical engineering spenders and breaks down funding sources
(pp. 24-26)
This table ranks top chemistry spenders and breaks down funding sources
(pp. 24-26)