November 14, 2016 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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November 14, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 45
November 14, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 45
After a controversial drug approval, biotech firms and patient advocacy groups look for a consensus on the design of trials for future drugs
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 36-41)
Two hot start-ups are giving the biobased chemicals industry new life (pp. 18-22)
Career & Employment
ACS’s annual employment survey shows unemployment down and salaries steady in 2016 (pp. 28-29)
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What election 2016 means for the chemistry enterprise

Less federal research funding and regulation expected

Mutagenic dyes prevalent in house dust

Screening unveils the largest class of brominated compounds present in the home

Novel vaccines block iron scavenging by bacteria

Agents starve bacteria by raising antibodies to capture the small molecules the microbes release to harvest iron

New route for taming poison ivy’s itch

Blocking immune system protein interleukin-33 squelches itch signaling in mice

Seabirds eat plastic pollution because it smells good

Study shows that plastic debris grows algae, which in turn produces a chemical with an enticing aroma

Bugs, they’re what’s for dinner

Edible insects could supply as much dietary iron as meat

How evolution repurposed a bone gene for brain development

Study suggests gene that mice express in muscle and bone helps regulate how primate neurons form connections

Strong run ends for Japanese chemical firms

First-half results paint mixed picture

Texas project is headache for contractor Fluor

Cost overruns at Chevron Phillips cracker turn project into a loss for Fluor

Brexit could hit U.K. life sciences hard

Separation from Europe will impact R&D funding, drug regulation and sales

Evonik gets biobased methionine technology

German firm seeks to supplement synthetic production of animal feed amino acid

What the 2016 election means for the legal marijuana industry

Voters uphold plastic bag ban in California



Science & Technology

Replacing flammable organic liquids with nonflammable inorganic solids would eliminate key battery hazard
(pp. 30-32)
Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning reveals reasons why the compact components sometimes burst into flame
Scientist explains how synching drug delivery with our biological clocks could improve treatments
(pp. 34-35)
Compuestos químicos matan de hambre a las bacterias al generar anticuerpos que capturan las pequeñas moléculas que los microbios liberan para recolectar hierro
El profesor de Química y bloguero de Compound Interest Andy Brunning pone al descubierto las razones por las que los componentes compactos a veces estallan en llamas.

Career & Employment

ACS’s annual employment survey shows unemployment down and salaries steady in 2016
(pp. 28-29)

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