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February 29, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 9
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February 29, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 9
Flying robots are doing experiments too hazardous, too expensive, or simply impossible for humans
By Sarah Everts and Matt Davenport
(pp. 32-33)
Features
Science & Technology
Researchers design cell-like compartments to figure out how Earth’s first cells might have developed (pp. 20-22)
Business
Pesticides: Chemistry plays a prominent role in strategies to control the mosquito-borne disease (pp. 29-30)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Southern California methane leak was largest in U.S. history

Scientists have begun quantifying the effects of the Aliso Canyon disaster
(p.7)

Common anti-inflammatory drugs could be an antidote for scorpion venom

Common medicines indomethacin and celecoxib tame deadly immune reaction in mice exposed to scorpion poison
(p.8)

Sunlight helps power high-energy hydrocarbon mill

Process produces liquid fuel from photons, water, and carbon dioxide
(p.8)

Cryo-electron tomography provides first view of a cell’s nucleus in its natural, undisturbed environment

Technique shows that protein filaments make the nucleus the stiffest organelle around
(p.9)

Insect sugar could treat fatty liver disease

Trehalose coaxes mouse liver cells to clear out excess fat
(p.9)

Insects and plants inspire water harvesting surface

Asymmetric bumps and a slippery coating gather and shed droplets of moisture in record time
(p.10)

Princeton gift funds all third-year grad students

Endowed gift from cancer drug inventor Edward Taylor means students don’t have to rely on grant funds
(p.10)

Another DMD pipeline setback

FDA has rejected PTC’s nonsense mutation treatment ataluren
(p.14)

Codexis sues EnzymesWorks and founder over trade secret theft

Biocatalysts maker says competitor is poaching customers
by selling copycat products at reduced prices
(p.14)

Delaware wins DowDuPont ag unit

After lobbying by three states, spin-off will be headquartered in Wilmington
(p.15)

Funding is brisk for agriculture technology

Investors flock to start-ups developing plant health and yield-boosting technologies
(p.15)

Big oil sponsorship of American Geophysical Union questioned

Scientists call for American Geophysical Union to reject ExxonMobil support
(p.18)

EPA to crack down on chemical plants and refineries

Chemical releases are focus of enforcement effort
(p.18)

Senate reignites GMO labeling debate

Committee to vote on draft bill to block state food labeling laws
(p.18)
 

Departments

ACS News

More than 17,000 attendees are expected to attend annual conference and expo on lab science
(pp. 41-42)
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Science & Technology

A look at recent patenting activity in the fight against mosquitoes, brought to you by C&EN and CAS
(p.31)
Researchers design cell-like compartments to figure out how Earth’s first cells might have developed
(pp. 20-22)
Flying robots are doing experiments too hazardous, too expensive, or simply impossible for humans
(pp. 32-33)
Scientists begin quantifying the effects of the Aliso Canyon disaster
La comunidad científica ha empezado a cuantificar los efectos del desastre medioambiental del cañón de Aliso.
(p.7)

Letters

Letters(p.2)