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January 22, 2018 Issue

Volume 96, Issue 4
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January 22, 2018 Issue, Vol. 96 | Iss. 4
FDA approvals hit a 20-year high in 2017, with cancer and rare-disease drugs dominating the list of new medicines
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 26-30)
Features
Science & Technology
Some researchers think lab-grown rhinoceros and elephant mimics could dampen illegal hunting, but conservationists disagree (pp. 16-18)
Science & Technology
1 simple molecule holds the key to keeping a tan year-round (pp. 24-25)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Sunken oil tanker threatens fisheries and marine life in East China Sea

Volatile, ultralight oil payload could dissipate quickly, while ship’s fuel may persist
(pp. 4-6)

Un petrolero hundido amenaza pesquerías y la vida marina en el mar oriental de China

La carga de petróleo volátil y ultraligera podría disiparse rápidamente, pero el fuel del barco probablemente durará más
(pp. 4-6)

False missile alert creates confusion for chemists in Hawaii

Instructions to seek shelter left many wondering, where?
(p.5)

3-D-printed reactors construct complex small molecules

Approach aims to standardize chemical synthesis so anyone can do it
(p.6)

How some crabs avoid being eaten

Newly identified molecules in predator urine send mud crabs scuttling
(p.6)

Designed enzyme rescues live bacteria

Protein designed from scratch is efficient enough to perform essential biological function in cells
(p.7)

Shell buys stake in solar developer Silicon Ranch

Firm is among European oil and gas firms turning to renewables to diversify earnings sources
(p.10)

Europe tackles plastics waste

New strategy targets a step change in packaging recycling
(p.11)

Tax bill is saving companies money

Chemical makers are already reporting beneficial impacts from the new tax law
(p.11)

U.S. dominance waning in science and engineering

R&D investments by China and other nations continue upward trend, report says
(p.14)

EU to lower limit for bisphenol A migration from food packaging

European Parliament committee rejects proposal to ban chemical in food contact materials
(p.14)
 

Departments

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Business

Drifty pesticide caused damage and controversy last year, but new restrictions may help
(pp. 20-21)
How a 1-year-old German start-up could be about to shake up a $1 billion market
(pp. 22-23)
FDA approvals hit a 20-year high in 2017, with cancer and rare-disease drugs dominating the list of new medicines
(pp. 26-30)
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Science & Technology

1 simple molecule holds the key to keeping a tan year-round
(pp. 24-25)
Some researchers think lab-grown rhinoceros and elephant mimics could dampen illegal hunting, but conservationists disagree
(pp. 16-18)
Chemical gates open to release drugs from hydrogel site-selectively
(p.9)
Fast-moving DNA origami device controlled by electric field
(p.8)
Phosphoethanolamine-containing cellulose is key component of biofilms
(p.8)
Simulations quantify performance of solid-state replacements for flammable liquids in Li-ion batteries
(pp. 8-9)
Analyses show that poisonous element helps prevent uranium migration in the environment
(p.9)
Sand blended with an extract from Moringa tree seeds removes bacteria from drinking water
(p.9)

Editor's Page

Letters

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