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"I was quite surprised by the lack of a strong science base at [U.S.] embassies."
AHMED ZEWAIL, SCIENCE ENVOY, CALTECH PROFESSOR, AND NOBEL LAUREATEp. 26

August 9, 2010

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Cover Story

Monitoring Greenhouse Gases

Academia and government are avid purchasers of greenhouse gas measurement tools, but industry is slow to catch on. (pp. 10-13)

Government & Policy

Lab-Developed Tests Come Under Fire(Member Content)

FDA ramps up efforts to ensure the analytical, clinical validity of diagnostics created and used by single labs. (pp. 24-25)

Science & Technology

Microbes To The Rescue

The fate of spilled oil in the Gulf rests with the hydrocarbon-digesting microorganisms colonizing underwater plumes. (pp. 32-33)

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News Of The Week

Dispersants' Effects Debated Multiplying Blood Stem Cells Charles River Drops Wuxi Bid Gulf Of Mexico Dead Zone

Dispersants' Effects Debated p. 5

Gulf Oil Spill: Much needs to be learned about oil treatments' toxicity, scientists say.

BASF And Dow Post Big Gains p. 6

Chemical Earnings: Second-quarter results are strong, but future is cloudy.

EPA's Move On CO2 Reaps 24 Lawsuits p. 6

Climate Change: Plaintiffs challenge agency's plan, based on 'endangerment' decision.

Stem Cell Multiplier p. 7

Medicinal Chemistry: Small molecule spurs the proliferation of blood stem cells.

Sanofi-Aventis Readies Bid For Genzyme p. 7

Pharmaceuticals: Takeover would give French giant a portfolio of drugs for rare diseases.

Charles River Drops Bid To Buy WuXi p. 8

Contract Research: Drug discovery services firm responds to criticism from shareholders.

A Radical Way To Make Phosphines p. 8

Organic Synthesis: Chlorine-free procedure could lead to a green industrial process.

ACS Again Appeals Leadscope Case p. 9

Intellectual Property: Society and amicus partners will seek a decision from the Ohio Supreme Court.

Gulf Of Mexico Dead Zone p. 9

Annual measurement reveals record hypoxic zone, but not necessarily related to the oil spill.

Business

Women In Industry pp. 16-17 (Member Content)

Over the past year, women have made slow but steady progress in the U.S. chemical industry’s upper crust.

Zhangjiang Attracts The World's R&D pp. 18-19

China's flagship high-tech park hosts a surprising concentration of major R&D facilities. With Video

A Clean Slate pp. 20-21 (Member Content)

Freeslate, a Symyx Technologies spin-off, can now focus on tools for high-throughput experimentation.

Business Concentrates pp. 14-15 (Member Content)

  • Biopharma Firms Reacquire Operations
  • A few years after divesting businesses, two biopharmaceutical companies are buying them back...
  • DuPont Launches Battery Separator
  • DuPont has launched a new line of nanofiber-based separators for lithium-ion batteries that it will make at a new plant in Chesterfield County, Va...
  • Judge Halts Mosaic Mine
  • A U.S. district court judge in Florida issued a preliminary injunction forbidding fertilizer maker Mosaic from expanding its South Fort Meade phosphate mine...
  • Ineos Will Sell Films Unit
  • Ineos Group has signed an agreement to sell its polyvinyl chloride and polyethylene terephthalate films business to India’s Bilcare...
  • Eastman Supplies Polymers For Skateboards …
  • This month, Heelys, the maker of shoes with wheels in the heels, is launching skateboards that incorporate Eastman’s Tritan polyester copolymer...
  • … And Eyes Membrane For Carbon Capture
  • Eastman Chemical and Eltron Research & Development will jointly scale up and test Eltron’s membrane system for hydrogen separation and carbon capture...
  • Hanwha Acquires Chinese Solar Firm
  • South Korea’s Hanwha Chemical will spend about $350 million to acquire a 49.99% stake in China’s Solarfun Power...
  • JSR Boosts Solution Rubber In Japan
  • JSR will increase capacity for solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) at its plant in Yokkaichi, Japan...
  • PerkinElmer Acquires Imaging Firm VisEn
  • PerkinElmer has acquired VisEn Medical, a Bedford, Mass.-based in vivo molecular imaging technology firm with about 50 employees...
  • Air Products Debuts Clean Energy Lab
  • Air Products & Chemicals has opened a clean energy combustion lab at its headquarters in Allentown, Pa...
  • GSK Inks Pact With Amplimmune
  • GlaxoSmithKline will pay up to $508 million for access to Amplimmune’s protein fusion therapies that target PD-1...
  • Shire To Get Movetis
  • Shire has agreed to pay $430 million for Movetis, a Belgium-based specialty pharmaceuticals firm focused on gastrointestinal products...
  • Astellas Cuts OSI Operations
  • Just a month after completing its acquisition of OSI Pharmaceuticals, Japanese drugmaker Astellas is already making cuts at the biotech firm...
  • Business Roundup
  • Chemtura, Clariant, Eastman Chemical, Huntsman Corp., Albemarle, BASF, Saudi International Petrochemical, Aptuit, Seattle Genetics, PPD...

ACS Meetings

240th ACS National Meeting: Exposition

Full list of exhibitor information for Boston. (pp. 40-58)

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This Week Online

Inception

A Dreamy Escape

Reel Science reviews the eye-dazzling, intellect-revving sci-fi heist film "Inception." » read more...

Government & Policy

Lab-Developed Tests Come Under Fire pp. 24-25 (Member Content)

FDA ramps up efforts to ensure the analytical, clinical validity of diagnostics created and used by single labs.

Science Diplomacy pp. 26-27 (Member Content)

U.S. science envoys highlight science education as a high-impact area for U.S. aid to Muslim nations.

Science & Education At The Smithsonian p. 28 (Member Content)

Insights: World-famous museum and research complex deserves more federal support.

Government & Policy Concentrates p. 22 (Member Content)

ACS Comment

Get Out & Get Involved In Your Community p. 37 (Member Content)

People

Obituaries p. 38 (Member Content)

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Science & Technology

Microbes To The Rescue pp. 32-33

The fate of spilled oil in the Gulf rests with the hydrocarbon-digesting microorganisms colonizing underwater plumes.

What's That Stuff? Trick Candles p. 34

A little magnesium dust ignites surprise at birthday parties. With Video

Science & Technology Concentrates pp. 30-31 (Member Content)

Books

Examining The Endeavor Of Science pp. 35-36

Exploring the history—and humanity—of the pursuit for scientific truth.

The Departments

Letters p. 3

Newscripts p. 64

Pay-What-You-Want Psychology, Margarita Science

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