—Cigarettes' Smoking Gun? “Acrolein causes DNA mutations similar to those found in lung cancer” Acrolein, one of the 4,000 constituents of cigarette smoke, has been found unexpectedly to cause DNA damage in the gene for the infamous tumor-suppressor p53, which is often disrupted by cancer. In particular, the pattern of DNA mutations caused by acrolein mimics what is often found in human lung cancer samples (Proc.
by Sarah Everts | October 09, 2006
—Smoking Guns “Raman signatures of gunshot residue differentiate ammunition type and caliber” Viewers of police procedural television shows are probably familiar with the idea of using gunshot residue to help identify suspects and solve crimes. In real life, however, forensic investigators currently use gunshot residue merely to establish that a gun has been fired.
by Celia Henry Arnaud | May 21, 2012
—Big Guns Target Global Warming “Climate Change: UN summit, Gâ€‘20 meeting focus on invigorating talks on new treaty” World leaders turn their attention to climate change this week in two meetings that could give an important push to talks that are supposed to culminate in a new global climate deal this December.
by Cheryl Hogue | September 21, 2009
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February 16, 2009
—AkzoNobel Chooses New Paints Head “” Tex Gunning, 57, a former Unilever executive, will join AkzoNobel on Sept. 1 as managing director of decorative paints and as a nominee to the firm's management board. He will succeed David Hamill, 51, who will leave Akzo by year's end. Hamill, former CEO of ICI Paints, played a role in integrating ICI into Akzo after this year's $4.2 billion takeover deal. /articles/86/i24/AkzoNobel-Chooses-New-Paints-Head.html 20080616 Concentrates 86 24 /magazine/86/8624.html AkzoNobel Chooses New Paints Head con bus business Gunning AkzoNobel AkzoNobel Chooses New Paints Head Chemical & Engineering News AkzoNobel Chooses New Paints Head AkzoNobel Chooses New Paints Head
June 16, 2008
—Rudy Baum Redux “” Rudy Baum’s review of Al Gore’s recent book “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change” caused me to hark back to the Robert Gunning Fog Index, a measure of the readability of written English (C&EN, March 25, page 44). A 68-word sentence by Gore left Baum saying, “Huh?” An earlier sentence by Gore contained 65 words and yet another, 58 words.
May 20, 2013
Clearly, anyone who is opposed to reeling in our out-of-control government spending must want “guns over health care,” or at least that is what Baum would have us believe. Although the U.S. may still be the richest country in the world and may not be broke, as Baum states, the so-called experts warn that our current state of government spending cannot be sustained without major changes.
August 22, 2011