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September 28, 2015 Issue

Volume 93, Issue 38
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September 28, 2015 Issue, Vol. 93 | Iss. 38
As researchers learn more about the connection between our bacteria and our health, companies are trying to develop therapies that exploit it
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 12-19)
Features
Business
Three companies are pacing the contract manufacturing market with global investments and comprehensive offerings (pp. 22-26)
Government & Policy
Economic and political turmoil has led to dramatic cuts in science funding (pp. 32-34)
Science & Technology
The technique can make intricate metal parts, but using them in demanding applications will require perfecting their microstructures (pp. 43-44)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Chemical Modification Is Best Ever At Strengthening And Stabilizing Collagen

Biomaterials: Changing glycine to aza-glycine in the protein’s backbone enhances hydrogen bonding, improving the material’s properties
(p.7)

Bayer Settles Blast Charges

Safety: Firm to pay $5.6 million for penalty as well as emergency, safety improvements
(p.8)

Lanxess Sells 50% Of Rubber Business To Saudi Aramco For $1.3 Billion

Deal provides German chemicals firm with access to cheap petrochemical feedstocks
(p.8)

National Academies Suggests Ways To Cut Administrative Tasks Of Grant-Getters

Report: Trims of federal application requirements and self-imposed institutional obligations recommended
(p.9)

Stem Cell-Derived Brain Mimics Predict Chemical Toxicity

Molecular Screening: 3-D structures provide tool for probing effects of chemicals on developing human brain
(p.9)

Ashland To Split Into Two Companies

Spin-Off: Focus on specialty chemicals leads to separation from Valvoline
(p.10)

Potential Soft Drink Additives Could Protect Teeth

Food Science: Polyelectrolytes could shield enamel from acidic beverages
(p.10)

Hydrogel Helps Soft Materials Keep Up In 3-D Printing Craze

Materials: Water-logged matrix acts like liquid and solid to support printed structures made of polymers and living cells
(p.11)

Small Molecule Tames Gut Pathogen C. Difficile Rather Than Killing It

Drug Discovery: Mouse experiments show that compound inactivates toxin produced by bacteria responsible for stubborn hospital-acquired infections
(p.11)
 

Departments

ACS News

Industrial scientists celebrate the joys and hurdles of bringing their products to the market
(pp. 47-49)
A love of teaching and chemistry led this ACS Scholar to become a professor
(p.50)
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Science & Technology

The technique can make intricate metal parts, but using them in demanding applications will require perfecting their microstructures
(pp. 43-44)
ACS Meeting News: Researchers take stock of field, begin to look more broadly at the effects of a person’s environmental exposures
(pp. 41-42)
A look at recent patenting activity in scleroderma treatments, brought to you by C&EN and CAS
(p.45)
As researchers learn more about the connection between our bacteria and our health, companies are trying to develop therapies that exploit it
(pp. 12-19)
ACS Meeting News: Structures designed to combat cancer and muscle weakness make their debut
(pp. 38-40)
Ensayos de toxicidad: unas estructuras tridimensionales se presentan como herramienta para estudiar los efectos de sustancias químicas en el cerebro humano en desarrollo.
(p.9)

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