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August 7, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 32
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August 7, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 32
The stress of grad school means that open discussions and training are vital
By Jyllian Kemsley
(pp. 28-33)
Features
Business
Most digital sensors are easy to connect, but those tucked away in hard-to-access spots will need to harvest ambient energy  (pp. 16-17)
Science & Technology
Chlorine kills microbes in pools, but don’t blame it for your green hair (pp. 20-21)
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News of the Week

People with allergies have special set of immune cells, researchers find

Cells could serve as indicators of the efficacy of allergy therapies and provide new drug targets
(p.4)

Janitorial system in red blood cells discovered

Enzyme helps trash most of the proteins inside cells that are transforming into red blood cells
(p.5)

Polyladderenes unzip to form semiconducting polymers

Molecules could report mechanical stress in materials
(p.5)

CRISPR corrects mutation in human embryos

Scientists have used the gene-editing tool to fix an error that causes a common heart condition
(p.6)

Permeable polymer is choosy about what gases it passes

Advance may broaden application of low-cost polymer membranes for gas separation
(p.6)

Self-driving vesicles penetrate blood-brain barrier

Potential drug carriers follow glucose gradients in mice
(p.7)

Understanding how mother-of-pearl promotes bone growth

A polymer replica of the physical nanostructure of an oyster’s pearly lining encourages bone cells to grow on its surface
(p.7)

Dow, investors tussle over Dow Corning’s future

Activist investors want a better breakup plan for the DowDuPont split
(p.10)

Semiconductor industry to begin using MOFs

Start-up technology will enhance gas purity and safety
(p.10)

Aptuit sold for $300 million

Evotec says its deal for the contract research firm will extend its expertise into clinical development services
(p.11)

Dr. Reddy’s struggles to meet FDA concerns

Indian drugmaker doesn’t expect to make facilities compliant before year-end
(p.11)

Accounting for public heath gains from pollution control

All health benefits from regulation need to be in cost-benefit analyses, researchers say
(p.14)

Delay of U.S. chemical safety rule challenged

EPA regulation to prevent industrial accidents is focus of lawsuits
(p.14)

U.S. court says EPA must implement methane regulations

Legal battles likely to intensify over EPA rules to curb emissions from new oil and gas operations
(p.14)
 

Departments

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Business

Most digital sensors are easy to connect, but those tucked away in hard-to-access spots will need to harvest ambient energy
(pp. 16-17)
BASF carves out space in the emerging agricultural revolution
(pp. 22-23)
Accustomed to keeping R&D in-house, chemical producers are now reaching out
(pp. 18-19)
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Science & Technology

Chlorine kills microbes in pools, but don’t blame it for your green hair
(pp. 20-21)
Archival materials provide a rich resource for investigating connections between chemistry and design
(pp. 24-25)
The stress of grad school means that open discussions and training are vital
(pp. 28-33)
First reported pentanuclear heteroleptic palladium coordination complex takes on the shape of a truncated star
(p.8)
The low pH of an East Asian scorpion’s venom helps one of its peptide toxins cause more pain
(p.8)
A fluorescent imaging agent that binds directly to lithium ions could help researchers better understand why batteries wear out
(p.8)
Materials have applications in magnetics, electronics, and catalysis
(p.9)
Combining two kinds of microscopy reveals a layered structure in the synaptonemal complex
(p.9)
Strategy for remotely controlling the motions of microscopic particles could hasten development of artificial muscle and biomimetic devices
(p.9)
Estas células podrían servir como indicadores de la eficacia de terapias de alergia y como nuevos objetivos para medicamentos.
(p.4)

Career & Employment

This science illustrator combines her passion for research with her love of art
(p.26)

Letters

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