Copyright © 2016 American Chemical Society
 

March 14, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 11
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March 14, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 11
For more than 50 years, the pioneer in laser spectroscopy, nanoscience, and cancer treatment has inspired students
By Mitch Jacoby
(pp. 34-38)
Features
Business
Ge Li, founder of world’s largest CRO, claims no interest in launching his own drugs or relisting on a Chinese stock exchange (pp. 21-24)
Education
Students gain research experience by working on faculty projects in teaching labs (pp. 30-31)
Back Issues
 
Mostafa El-Sayed recounts “The good breaks in my life”
2016 Priestley Medalist credits his late wife, family, and research students for his success
(pp. 41-43)
 

News of the Week

Bacteria feast on plastic

Microbes that munch on polyethylene terephthalate could be used to biodegrade this popular polymer
(p.5)

Soldering without heat

Spontaneously formed shell on microscopic alloy droplets keeps them in liquid state until shell is ruptured for applications
(p.7)

Using magnets to turn on neurons

Noninvasive technique could help scientists map circuits in the brain
(p.7)

Light-activated hydrogel might one day repair degraded cartilage in arthritic joints

Researchers reinforce cow cartilage with polymeric system
(p.8)

Royalties suit against Harvard moves ahead

Judge okays portions of lawsuit filed by former grad student to go to trial
(p.8)

Engineered tissue goes bigger, lives longer

Crafty chemistry and bioprinting creates thicker tissue with vasculature
(p.9)

PCR offers new way to detect disease antibodies

DNA-based method is 1,000 times as sensitive as current diagnostic techniques
(p.9)

FDA wants to end pediatric priority review program

Benefits in advancing drugs for rare diseases is questioned
(p.13)

BASF mulls a bid for DuPont

But analysts think breaking up Dow-DuPont deal is too pricey
(p.14)

UCLA gets windfall from Xtandi rights

University, researchers, and others to share more than $1 billion
(p.14)

Patent applications surge in Europe

U.S. and Chinese companies help drive growth
(p.18)

Snarled over glyphosate

European Union delays decision on continued use of controversial herbicide
(p.18)
 

Departments

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Business

Decibel and other start-ups see opportunity in growing epidemic
(pp. 25-26)
Ge Li, founder of world’s largest CRO, claims no interest in launching his own drugs or relisting on a Chinese stock exchange
(pp. 21-24)
世界最大的外包研发机构创始人李革,称对推出自己的药物或是在中国的证券交易所重新上市都不感兴趣。
(pp. 21-24)

ACS News

Highlights from the 2016 Local Section Outreach Volunteers of the Year activities
(p.44)
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Government & Policy

Budget for main grant-awarding agency rises 17% over last year
(p.32)
Funding for high-risk, early-stage R&D helps fledgling businesses overcome technical hurdles
(pp. 27-29)

Education

Students gain research experience by working on faculty projects in teaching labs
(pp. 30-31)
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Science & Technology

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning takes a peek inside the delectable molecular world of chocolate
(p.33)
For more than 50 years, the pioneer in laser spectroscopy, nanoscience, and cancer treatment has inspired students
(pp. 34-38)
2016 Priestley Medalist credits his late wife, family, and research students for his success
(pp. 41-43)
Los microbios que se deleitan con el tereftalato de polietileno podrían utilizarse para biodegradar este conocido polímero
(p.5)
El profesor de Química y bloguero de Compound Interest Andy Brunning se sumerge en el sabroso mundo molecular del chocolate
(p.33)

Editor's Page

Letters

Letters(p.4)