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June 20, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 25
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June 20, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 25
Proponents argue move would advance medical research, ensure safety of products that are legal in some states
By Britt E. Erickson
(pp. 28-32)
Features
Science & Technology
Experts debate controversial paper that suggests delivery efficiencies for cancer nanomedicines are low and not improving (pp. 16-19)
Science & Technology
Annual awards recognize chemical innovations that prevent pollution and promote sustainability (pp. 20-23)
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Tobin Marks wins Priestley Medal

Organometallic pioneer honored for materials and catalysis research
(p.3)

Chiral molecule found in interstellar cloud

Interstellar propylene oxide could shed light on life’s handedness
(p.4)

Nanorods spit in the face of high humidity

Carbon-based structures reversibly shed water as humidity rises, unlike any known material
(p.4)

Diarylethene molecular switch has staying power

Devices fitted with light-activated molecules last longer than a year
(p.5)

Protein cages made in the lab resemble protective virus constructs

Self-assembled icosahedral structures might one day be used for drug packaging and delivery
(p.5)

Chemists engineer metalloproteins with novel activities

New protein engineering method yields proteins capable of catalyzing reactions not seen before in biology
(p.6)

Ultrasound implant safely opens blood-brain barrier in patients

New method could help anticancer drugs reach brain tumors
(p.6)

Chemours to divest sulfuric acid unit

Sale to Veolia ends divestment program that began after spinoff from DuPont
(p.10)

Merck to acquire Afferent

Big drugmaker to pay $500 million for biotech firm developing drugs jettisoned by Roche
(p.10)

Infinity cuts drug discovery operations

Decision comes after a failed clinical trial for the PI3K inhibitor duvelisib
(p.11)

Westlake Chemical to buy PVC rival Axiall

$3.8 billion deal ends months of wrangling between the two firms
(p.11)

EU proposes criteria for identifying chemicals that alter hormones

Debate over classification of pesticides, biocides intensifies
(p.14)

U.S. Supreme Court facilitates larger patent damage awards

Ruling gives patent owners greater clout in infringement cases
(p.14)
 

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Science & Technology

Annual awards recognize chemical innovations that prevent pollution and promote sustainability
(pp. 20-23)
Experts debate controversial paper that suggests delivery efficiencies for cancer nanomedicines are low and not improving
(pp. 16-19)
The retired Brookhaven chemist looks back on her career developing radiotracers for brain imaging
(pp. 24-25)
El óxido de propileno interestelar podría ser clave en la quiralidad de la vida
(p.4)
碳基结构随湿度升高可逆性地排出水分,不同于任何已知材料
(p.4)

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