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"Minorities are less likely to enter and remain in science and engineering when they lack mentors and role models."
DONNA J. NELSON, CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMAp. 26

November 22, 2010

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Cover Story

Used-Instrument Market

Start-ups and other small firms stock their labs with surplus equipment being resold from pharma closures.. (pp. 11-15)

Government & Policy

A Change In The House(Member Content)

Republican takeover of House of Representatives signals new science policies. (pp. 23-25)

Science & Technology

Rechargeable Metal-Air Batteries(Member Content)

Electrochemical cells offer big payout, but production is years away. (pp. 29-31)

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News Of The Week

Pfizer Launches Academic Network Ice Repellent Bedding Down Stem Cells Dopamine Show-And-Tell

Pfizer Launches Academic Network p. 5

UCSF will be the first partner in its Global Centers for Therapeutic Innovation.

Ice Repellent p. 6

Nanotechnology: Small structures keep water off supercooled surfaces.

Roche Follows Job-Cuts Trend p. 6

Pharmaceuticals: Cost-cutting measures will impact 6,300 positions across the company.

Bedding Down Stem Cells p. 7

Chemical Biology: Fully synthetic structure supports growth of human pluripotent stem cells.

Cattle, Beware p. 7

Planned biodefense lab in Kansas could release contagious livestock diseases, NRC report says.

Dopamine Show-And-Tell p. 8

Structural Biology: First close-up of a dopamine receptor could aid drug discovery.

Growth Laws Call Shots p. 8

Synthetic Biology: Linear relationships explain cell response during fermentation.

Shakhashiri Is ACS President-Elect p. 9

ACS News: He plans to showcase the value of chemistry.

Sigma-Aldrich CEO Dies Unexpectedly p. 9

Business: Passing of Jai Nagarkatti leads to management shifts at the research chemical firm.

Business

As Light As Air pp. 18-19 (Member Content)

After a fitful start, aerogel insulation is fulfilling its promise.

A Day With Dow p. 20 (Member Content)

At investor event, the company reports progress on a number of fronts.

Converting Data To Intelligence p. 21 (Member Content)

Agilent deepens ties with software provider to integrate information from various instruments.

Business Concentrates pp. 16-17 (Member Content)

ACS Comment

Pride In The Past, Working For The Future p. 37 (Member Content)

Employment

International Experience pp. 39-41

Rise of world-class research hubs in Asia and the Middle East entices young faculty to move abroad.

Government & Policy

A Change In The House pp. 23-25 (Member Content)

Republican takeover of House of Representatives signals new science policies.

Understanding Diversity p. 26 (Member Content)

NSF hopes to support, encourage social research on minorities in science.

Government & Policy Concentrates p. 22 (Member Content)

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Science & Technology

Rechargeable Metal-Air Batteries pp. 29-31 (Member Content)

Electrochemical cells offer big payout, but production is years away.

Hydrogen Bond Reformulation pp. 32-33 (Member Content)

Proposed new definition broadens the qualifying chemical associations.

Ultrasensitive Detection p. 36 (Member Content)

Three groups use absorption to detect single molecules at room temperature.

Science & Technology Concentrates pp. 27-28 (Member Content)

ACS Meetings

2010–11 C&EN Calendar Web Exclusive

C&EN's latest list of meetings and events of interest to those in the chemical community.

The Departments

Letters pp. 2-3

Newscripts p. 48

Love Stinks, A Helping Hand

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Environmental SCENE News

Fertilizer May Help Bacteria Slip Into Groundwater

Water Safety: High phosphate levels allow deadly microbes to pass through soil.

Bisphenol A Is Ubiquitous In Receipts

Endocrine Disrupters: Researchers detect BPA in every receipt that they collected from seven U.S. cities.

Sunlight Is An Effective Disinfectant

Public Health: Field work shows that a cheap water treatment method improves children's health.

House Takes Aim At Clean Air Act

Pollution: Industry backs cost-benefit analyses of EPA rules, but critics fear assault on public health.

Analytical SCENE News

New Method Isolates Membrane Proteins

Protein Purification: Technique separates proteins on a lipid bilayer.

Bisphenol A Is Ubiquitous In Receipts

Endocrine Disrupters: Researchers detect BPA in every receipt that they collected from seven U.S. cities.

Mapping Drugs In Human Tissue

Clinical Chemistry: Mass spectrometry imaging provides view of an inhaled drug in human lung tissue.

Skeletons Come To Light

Fluorescence Imaging: Monitoring cells as they dissolve bone may lead to disease treatments.

Analyzing Nuclear Processes

ACS Meeting News: Analytical chemists devise ways to watch radioactive streams.

JACS In Research

Indole Changeup Yields Elusive Alkaloid

ACS Meeting News: Cyclization and nitrene insertion star in synthesis.

Prefab Synthesis Moves Ahead

Organic Chemistry: First stable alpha-boryl aldehydes ease preparation of complex small molecules.

Multiple Bradykinin States Revealed

The peptide adopts at least 10 conformers in solution, explaining why its structure had only been partially characterized.

Scaling Up The Axinellamines

A quicker, more efficient, and stereocontrolled route to a key intermediate streamlines natural product syntheses.

A Revamped Vancomycin

Medicinal Chemistry: Modified compound shows promise against hard-to-treat bacteria.

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