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August 1, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 31
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August 1, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 31
Urine, sweat, and lotions all react with treated pool water to form chemical by-products, but the jury’s still out on whether those by-products are harmful to your health
By Celia Henry Arnaud
(pp. 28-32)
Features
Science & Technology
C&EN’s curated list of things to do, people to see, and science to learn (p.24)
ACS News
Philadelphia, Aug. 21–25  (p.40)
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Legionnaires’ outbreaks in Flint linked to city’s water problems

Corrosion in drinking water pipes allowed deadly bacteria to flourish
(p.3)

A tomato that can travel and doesn’t taste like cardboard

Researchers find a gene that slows down ripening but doesn’t sacrifice flavor or color
(p.5)

Structures of ‘hot’ cancer target solved

Knowing HDAC6’s configuration could help researchers design therapeutics
(p.5)

Analysis provides a glimpse at the lifestyle of our single-celled ancestors

Researchers discover that the last universal common ancestor between bacteria and archaea likely lived in a hydrothermal vent, fixed nitrogen, and relied on hydrogen and carbon dioxide
(p.6)

Sniffing out a new antibiotic

A powerful antimicrobial weapon emerges from the bacterial battle in our noses
(p.6)

Busting a myth about mechanochemical crystallization

Adding varying amounts of liquid yields multiple crystal forms
(p.7)

Research teams characterize complete Alzheimer’s fibrils

Studies provide atomic-level view of full dimeric fibrils of key Alzheimer’s-related peptide
(p.7)

Exxon, SABIC plan Gulf Coast ethylene cracker

Project marks first major U.S. shale gas play for Saudi Arabia’s SABIC
(p.10)

Tesla spurs demand for lithium chemicals

Albemarle, FMC, and others to boost output of lightest metal
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Brexit pondered at European science conference

U.K. scientists state need to retain funding, mobility
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Firms tout resilience, cost-cutting in difficult quarter

Consumer spending, agriculture among bright spots in earnings
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Brazil proposes new policy for chemicals

Draft legislation would require registration of substances
(p.14)

New York requires nail salon ventilation to protect workers

Businesses have five years to comply
(p.14)

U.S. agencies could cut researchers’ administrative burdens

GAO calls for uniform information collection requirements, cutting data requests for applicants
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Science & Technology

Urine, sweat, and lotions all react with treated pool water to form chemical by-products, but the jury’s still out on whether those by-products are harmful to your health
(pp. 28-32)
C&EN’s curated list of things to do, people to see, and science to learn
(p.24)
Conocer la configuración de HDAC6 podría ayudar a los investigadores en el diseño de fármacos.
(p.5)
在人类鼻腔内的细菌之战中,出现了强有力的抗菌武器。
(p.6)

Career & Employment

Science fiction inspires physical chemistry professor turned NSF program director
(p.26)