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June 6, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 23
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June 6, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 23
After decades of failures, researchers see promise in fresh approaches to developing drugs that block cancer’s toughest target
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 28-33)
Features
Science & Technology
As the Volkswagen scandal showed, building fuel-efficient, low-emitting vehicles is no easy task (pp. 18-20)
Career & Employment
Chemistry professor turned patent attorney says there’s life after being denied tenure  (p.27)
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News of the Week

Atomic force microscopy takes home Kavli Prize

Gerd Binnig, Christoph Gerber, and Calvin Quate will share foundation's $1 million nanoscience prize
(p.5)

Microplastics stunt fish growth and alter behavior

Exposure study of perch embryos and larvae adds to growing concern over the ocean pollutants
(p.7)

Virus helps unmask anticancer drug to attack brain tumors

Phase I clinical trial results show promise for new glioma treatment
(p.7)

An ion-selective detector made of paper

Disposable device that can be used in the field consists of membranes and printed components
(p.8)

Recreational drug kratom hits the same brain receptors as strong opioids

Chemists study the neurochemistry of alkaloids from the Mitragyna plant
(p.8)

Jazz Pharmaceuticals to buy Celator Pharmaceuticals

Deal worth $1.5 billion brings promising nanoparticle-based cancer drug
(p.12)

Specialties maker Vertellus files for bankruptcy

Dynamic chemical firm succumbs to stiff competition in China
(p.12)

Thermo Fisher to acquire FEI

Instrument giant fills a gap in its portfolio with $4.2 billion electron microscopy acquisition
(p.13)

U.K. fractures over fracking

England approves first gas well in four years, but Scotland resists
(p.13)

European science ministers call for open access

By 2020, publications of publicly funded research are to be freely available in EU, but details are unclear
(p.16)
 

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Science & Technology

‘The Poisoner’s Handbook’ writer talks about the beauty of chemistry and why she wants people to know more about it
(pp. 23-24)
As the Volkswagen scandal showed, building fuel-efficient, low-emitting vehicles is no easy task
(pp. 18-20)
Un estudio sobre la exposición a los microplásticos en embriones y larvas de perca aumenta la preocupación sobre los contaminantes oceánicos
(p.7)

Career & Employment

Chemistry professor turned patent attorney says there’s life after being denied tenure
(p.27)