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"We have to make sure that what we have invested in ourselves pays off."
GILLES A. COTTIER, PRESIDENT, SAFCp. 19

June 21, 2010

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Highlights

Cover Story

High-Res Mass Spec

Mass spectrometry users have more choices for high resolving power, from conventional ion cyclotron resonance to newer time of flight. (pp. 10-15)

Government & Policy

Drug Safety Reform(Member Content)

Recall of children's medicine prompts lawmakers to consider new authorities, resources for FDA. (pp. 22-23)

Science & Technology

Cancer Prevention, Naturally

The difficult search for cancer-preventing natural products takes several paths. (pp. 28-29)

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News Of The Week

Zewail Is Named 2011 Priestley Medalist Fiber Bundles Line Up The Butterfly Effect Trojan Horse For B-Cell Lymphoma

Zewail Is Named 2011 Priestley Medalist p. 5

Nobel Laureate honored for development of ultrafast probe methods in chemistry, biology, and materials science.

Drugmakers Share Data p. 6

Collaboration: A collection of Alzheimer’s disease trial results could speed drug development.

Antibodies Aid Nerve Repair p. 6

Neuroscience: Lack of antibodies inhibits clearance of damaged tissue.

Fiber Bundles Line Up p. 7

Materials Science: Gel-like 'noodle' material could act as cell scaffolds.

Obama Pushes For A Climate Bill p. 7

President urges action on climate change and breaking U.S. dependence on fossil fuels.

Congress Blasts Oil Industry p. 8

BP Spill: Industry chiefs defend practices, while noting response plans’ shortcomings.

The Butterfly Effect p. 8

Nanoscience: Gyroid nanostructures give butterflies their glimmer.

Trojan Horse For B-Cell Lymphoma p. 9

Sugar Chemistry: Chemical synthesis yields agents that target cancer cells.

ACS Loses Appeal of Leadscope Case p. 9

Intellectual Property: Ohio court of appeals affirms Leadscope's counterclaims against society.

Business

A Heightened Agenda p. 18 (Member Content)

With regulatory threats growing, the American Chemistry Council steps up advocacy.

Ready For Five More p. 19 (Member Content)

Sigma-Aldrich’s fine chemicals business sets its sights on the next five years of operation.

Seeding A Province p. 20 (Member Content)

Government of Quebec partners with venture capital firm on a seed fund to spur biotech innovation.

Business Concentrates pp. 16-17 (Member Content)

Education

Assessing Safety p. 33

Survey characterizes the safety culture in academic laboratories.

Chemist Sues College p. 34

Zafra Lerman says she was fired from Columbia College Chicago because of her religion and gender.

Government & Policy

Drug Safety Reform pp. 22-23 (Member Content)

Recall of children's medicine prompts lawmakers to consider new authorities, resources for FDA.

Restructuring NSF's Materials Centers p. 24 (Member Content)

Division of Materials Research revamps centers program to extend participation.

Climate Changing p. 26 (Member Content)

UN talks begin rebuilding process to craft an emissions treaty following Copenhagen letdown.

Government & Policy Concentrates p. 21 (Member Content)

  • Fighting Drug Resistance
  • Drug-resistant diseases are on the rise globally, and action is needed now to ensure that lifesaving drugs continue to work...
  • Wyoming Requires Chemical Disclosure
  • Wyoming has become the first state in the nation to require the energy industry to disclose which chemicals are used in hydraulic fracturing...
  • Senate Votes To Limit Formaldehyde
  • The Senate approved legislation last week amending the Toxic Substances Control Act to establish emission limits for formaldehyde in composite wood products...
  • EPA Delays Risk Studies
  • EPA has put four of its ongoing human health risk assessments on hold because they rely heavily on tests conducted by the Ramazzini Institute...
  • Industry Gets Funds For Carbon Capture
  • The Department of Energy announced it would provide $612 million—to be matched by $368 million in private funding—for three projects...

ACS Comment

Building A Diverse Profession And Inclusive Community p. 35 (Member Content)

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Science & Technology

Cancer Prevention, Naturally pp. 28-29

The difficult search for cancer-preventing natural products takes several paths.

Human Genome Sequence Milestone pp. 30-31 (Member Content)

Health care improvements come into focus as human sequence marks its 10th year.

Better Route To Hard-To-Get Isomers p. 32 (Member Content)

Peptidic catalyst yields access to chiral biaryl compounds.

Science & Technology Concentrates pp. 26-27 (Member Content)

Meetings

Boston National Meeting

Look for the Preliminary Program of the 240th ACS national meeting in the June 28 issue and find information online now at www.acs.org/boston2010.

2010 C&EN Calendar Web Exclusive

C&EN's latest list of meetings and events of interest to those in the chemical community is for June through December.

The Departments

Letters p. 4

Newscripts p. 40

Superveggies, Treadmill Multitasking, Lifesaving Undies

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