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February 5, 2018 Issue

Volume 96, Issue 6
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February 5, 2018 Issue, Vol. 96 | Iss. 6
Trials have shown that eating foods low in specific sugars—the low FODMAP diet—can clear up digestive ailments
By Bethany Halford
(pp. 29-32)
Features
Business
Saddled with a challenging legacy, companies say they are reducing emissions of the heavy metal (pp. 18-19)
Science & Technology
When nature won’t cooperate, people use myriad methods to craft snowscapes for all occasions (pp. 20-21)
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News of the Week

Photoredox catalysis unleashes elusive carbynes for synthesis

New method installs versatile diazo carbyne equivalents on arenes
(p.5)

Un proceso fotocatalítico libera carbinos, unas escurridizas piezas de síntesis

Una nueva metodología acopla arenos con diazometil derivados, análogos de carbinos muy versátiles.
(p.5)

Protein mirror images could generate long-lasting biologics

Peptides and proteins designed from D-protein helix database work longer in cells than natural biologic drugs
(p.6)

Study tests plasma biomarkers for Alzheimer’s

Ratios of peptides in blood predict amyloid levels in brain with 90% accuracy
(p.6)

Why baking soda could help boost the killing power of some antibiotics

Bicarbonate can disrupt the pH gradient across bacterial membranes and affect the potency of antibiotics
(p.7)

Method detects widespread histidine phosphorylation in bacterium

Protein modification might be more common than previously thought
(p.8)

Tiny pollutant particles strengthen thunderstorms

Scientists find that long-ignored ultrafine aerosols can make storms rainier and windier
(p.8)

Alarm sounds for gene therapy toxicity, but was the concern legitimate?

Controversial new study briefly sends gene therapy stocks tumbling
(p.12)

Sanofi to boost rare blood disease pipeline with Ablynx acquisition

Sanofi will purchase the Belgian biologics company for $4.8 billion
(p.12)

Animal-free meat, dairy firms raise funds

Memphis Meats, Ripple Foods attract corporate and venture investors
(p.13)

DowDuPont, Air Products, Celanese, and Ashland see earnings accelerate

Fourth-quarter results show strong demand, resurgence in global economy
(p.13)

EPA reverses air pollution rule

Agency heeds request of Republican senators to withdraw long-standing policy
(p.16)

Science absent from State of the Union

Some science supporters are angry that research was ignored
(p.16)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

When nature won’t cooperate, people use myriad methods to craft snowscapes for all occasions
(pp. 20-21)
University of Victoria’s Natia Frank is developing next-generation materials to lower computer power consumption
(pp. 22-23)
Trials have shown that eating foods low in specific sugars—the low FODMAP diet—can clear up digestive ailments
(pp. 29-32)
Metallic conductivity and reactive surface groups take credit for 2-D material’s performance
(p.11)
Activated carbon enables white phosphorus and yellow arsenic to be stored and shipped with minimal decomposition
(p.11)
New method overcomes obstacles to making valuable electronic materials
(p.11)
Researchers attach anti-inflammatory drug to the surface of pancreatic islet transplants using click chemistry
(p.7)

Career & Employment

This former pharma chemist got back to her roots at the only school on the Hawaiian island of Lanai
(p.27)

Newscripts

Editor's Page

Letters

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