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April 4, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 14
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April 4, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 14
How three partnerships are riding the drug development road
By Michael McCoy
(pp. 28-34)
Features
Science & Technology
Identifying the unique volatile compounds emanating from human corpses could aid cadaver searches after natural disasters and in homicide cases (pp. 16-18)
Education
The technology is creeping toward commodity status, bringing with it the prospect of immersive molecular visualization (pp. 22-23)
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News of the Week

Mini drug factory continuously produces doses

Modular system efficiently makes four approved drugs
(p.4)

Microneedles patch into skin cancer

Patch allows for targeted delivery of nanoparticles loaded with promising drug
(p.5)

Scientists solve Zika structure, identify possible fetal receptor

New discoveries about the virus could reveal weaknesses in its biology
(p.5)

EPA uncovers mysterious phosphorus pollution

Unknown processes dump phosphorus into remote lakes and streams
(p.6)

New epigenetic mark found in mammalian DNA

Adenine, a DNA based other than cytosine, also gets methylated, thereby silencing nearby genes in mouse stem cells
(p.6)

High-resolution NMR structure of Parkinson’s disease fibril solved

Core of α-synuclein fibril has complex structure, including unusual Greek key topology
(p.7)

Straining catalyst films boosts water-splitting

Scanning probe study of MoS2 shows that stressed active sites produce more hydrogen
(p.7)

Nootkatone tested as a mosquito repellent

Synthetic biology firm to work with CDC on terpene that may help control Zika
(p.10)

Thermo Fisher wins contest for Affymetrix

Former employees withdraw $1.6 billion bid for gene analysis firm
(p.10)

Biotechs glimmer in dismal IPO market

First-quarter initial stock offerings hit a seven-year low
(p.11)

Food firms push to phase out bisphenol A

Coinciding with an environmental report, Campbell Soup and Del Monte Foods set timeline
(p.11)

Congress questions Syngenta, ChemChina deal

U.S. senators seek review of acquisition’s effects on food safety, national security
(p.14)

EPA targets hydrofluorocarbons

Proposal would eliminate some uses of substances, allow more applications of alternatives
(p.14)
 

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Education

The technology is creeping toward commodity status, bringing with it the prospect of immersive molecular visualization
(pp. 22-23)
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Science & Technology

Researchers are exposing the tiny machines to new environments, but will these motors ever leave the lab?
(pp. 19-21)
Perspectives: Surging oil and natural gas production promises a continuing resurgence in U.S. manufacturing, with benefits for years to come
(pp. 26-27)
Identifying the unique volatile compounds emanating from human corpses could aid cadaver searches after natural disasters and in homicide cases
(pp. 16-18)
Se trata de un sistema modular que fabrica de forma eficiente cuatro medicamentos
(p.4)

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