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November 27, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 47
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)
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)
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Brexit reality hits U.K. chemical companies

Chemical makers and drug firms warn of damage as departure from Europe draws closer

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

New possible target for rapid antidepressants found

Navitor molecule boosts mTORC1 activity, reduces depression symptoms in rats

Catalyst activates tertiary C–H bonds

Dirhodium agent functionalizes specific bonds without need for nearby directing groups

Pressure pumps up protein reaction yields

A common reaction for adding polyethylene glycol to proteins becomes way more efficient under high pressure

Amyris will sell farnesene plant to DSM

Cash infusion will accelerate biobased chemical firm’s plans for new specialties facility

Deerfield and Hopkins in research venture

Deal is second academic partnership for investment firm

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

Move follows unreported spill of GenX into Cape Fear River, state says

Patent office boosts fees for filings and challenges

Those contesting the validity of an existing patent will see biggest increase

Research misconduct is common among Middle East scientists, survey says

Almost 75% report knowing about misconduct by their colleagues



Government & Policy

Top Communist Party ruling committee includes numerous scientists

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
Peptide inhibitors stop tau aggregation by capping fibril ends
Single-molecule, single-particle imaging study quantifies catalytic enhancement
La molécula de Navitor aumenta la actividad de mTORC1 reduciendo los síntomas de la depresión en ratas


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