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November 27, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 47
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November 27, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 47
With sometimes offbeat technology, innovators seek to extract certain chemicals from municipal waste
By Alex Scott
(pp. 30-34)
Features
Business
Academics, biotech start-ups, and big pharma companies are designing small molecules that target RNA (pp. 16-18)
Science & Technology
Characterizing artifacts’ odors provides insight on history and conservation (pp. 19-21)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Brexit reality hits U.K. chemical companies

Chemical makers and drug firms warn of damage as departure from Europe draws closer
(p.4)

Encontrado un nuevo objetivo para antidepresivos de acción rápida

La molécula de Navitor aumenta la actividad de mTORC1 reduciendo los síntomas de la depresión en ratas
(p.6)

Metal-binding polymer continues to surprise

New details on the chemistry of poly(amidoxime) sorbents could help optimize the extraction of valuable metals from seawater
(p.6)

New possible target for rapid antidepressants found

Navitor molecule boosts mTORC1 activity, reduces depression symptoms in rats
(p.6)

Catalyst activates tertiary C–H bonds

Dirhodium agent functionalizes specific bonds without need for nearby directing groups
(p.7)

Pressure pumps up protein reaction yields

A common reaction for adding polyethylene glycol to proteins becomes way more efficient under high pressure
(p.7)

Amyris will sell farnesene plant to DSM

Cash infusion will accelerate biobased chemical firm’s plans for new specialties facility
(p.11)

Deerfield and Hopkins in research venture

Deal is second academic partnership for investment firm
(p.11)

North Carolina to yank Chemours’s water pollution permit for fluorochemical production

Move follows unreported spill of GenX into Cape Fear River, state says
(p.15)

Patent office boosts fees for filings and challenges

Those contesting the validity of an existing patent will see biggest increase
(p.15)

Research misconduct is common among Middle East scientists, survey says

Almost 75% report knowing about misconduct by their colleagues
(p.15)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Top Communist Party ruling committee includes numerous scientists
(p.25)
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Science & Technology

Theodore Gray talks about his series of chemistry books and their companion apps
(pp. 26-27)
Characterizing artifacts’ odors provides insight on history and conservation
(pp. 19-21)
Easily tailored through chemistry, the vintage material plays a crucial role in applications old and new
(pp. 28-29)
Symbiotic bacteria with stripped-down genomes break up plant cell walls for their hosts
(p.9)
Peptide inhibitors stop tau aggregation by capping fibril ends
(p.9)
Single-molecule, single-particle imaging study quantifies catalytic enhancement
(p.9)

Newscripts

What to get the chemistry lover in your life
(p.40)

Editor's Page

Letters

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