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July 21, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 29
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July 21, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 29

Racing To Detect Brain Trauma

Scientists search for biomarkers and imaging tools to diagnose concussion-related brain disease while a person is still alive
By Lauren K. Wolf
(pp. 9-14)
Features
Government & Policy

The Power Of Prizes

The federal government is using more competitions in an attempt to spur innovation (pp. 23-25)
Science & Technology

How Does Acetaminophen Work? Researchers Still Aren’t Sure

A clearer picture might pave the way for new painkillers (pp. 31-32)
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News of the Week

Boron Bonds Into Fullerene-Like Cage Structure

First observed all-boron fullerene displays unusual bonding, structure
(p.4)

Candidates Named For American Chemical Society Fall Election

Vote: Ballot names announced for ACS president-elect, directors-at-large, and District III and VI Director
(p.5)

EPA Eyes Ban On Greenhouse Gas

A new proposal pushes to curb the use of HFCs in the U.S.
(p.5)

Albemarle To Buy Specialty Chemical Maker Rockwood

Acquisition: Albemarle will gain lithium operations, cash flow, and size
(p.6)

CDC Closes Labs, Stops Shipments

Investigation: Safety lapses at biological labs prompt preventive measures
(p.6)

Diamond Drives Chemistry, With Help From Light

Surface Science: Energetic photoelectrons mediate reductions
(p.7)

Novartis Licenses Google ‘Smart Lens’ Technology

Drug company and electronics firm see applications in eye, diabetes treatment
(p.7)

‘Green’ Route To Chromanols

Organic Chemistry: Organocatalysis creates tocopherol’s chiral core
(p.8)

Tax-Advantaged Pharma Deals Come Under Fire

Acquisitions: Mergers involving AbbVie, Abbott, and Mylan face government backlash
(p.8)
 

Departments

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Business

Specialty chemicals firm has neglected R&D for several years but now sees it as the key to hiking profitability
(p.20)
A media-savvy caregiver brings Alzheimer’s patients to the table in drug research
(p.21)
The pipeline of drugs to treat the rare disease is starting to flow
(pp. 17-20)
Concentrates(pp. 15-16)
  1. Europe’s Chemical Makers Link Fracking To Jobs
  2. Shokubai Completes Damaged Site Revamp
  3. Linde Opens Hydrogen Fuel Plant In Vienna
  4. Toray Settles Trade Secret Case
  5. BASF, Alpek To Swap Polymer Businesses
  6. Evonik, Partner Plan China Silica Boost
  7. Elevance Metathesis Coming To Malaysia
  8. Thermo Will Divest Cole-Parmer Unit
  9. Researchers Claim Photoresist Advance
  10. DSM Will Buy Chinese Vitamin C Producer
  11. Senate Probes Price Of Gilead’s Sovaldi
  12. Specialty Generics Firm Goes To Pfizer
  13. Codexis Licenses Enzymes To GSK
  14. Business Roundup

ACS News

(p.34)
Obituaries(pp. 35-36)
  1. Francesco (Frank) Asaro
  2. Carlos F. Barbas III
  3. Eugene N. Bilenker
  4. William F. Blatt
  5. Michael F. Lappert
  6. Robert L. Letsinger
  7. Lester R. Morss
  8. Arthur B. (Bruce) Robertson
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Government & Policy

Ocean acidification opens doors for research on marine life, development of sensors, and efforts to mitigate adverse effects
(pp. 26-27)
The federal government is using more competitions in an attempt to spur innovation
(pp. 23-25)
Concentrates(p.22)
  1. Science Degree Holders Don’t Stay In Science Fields
  2. Chemical Science Goes Open Access
  3. Safety Flaws Linked To Metal Dust Blast
  4. EPA’s Chemical Assessment Program Slowly Improving
  5. Study Questions MCHM Toxicity Research
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Science & Technology

Scientists search for biomarkers and imaging tools to diagnose concussion-related brain disease while a person is still alive
(pp. 9-14)
X-ray method provides insight into the material that gives Grecian pottery its distinctive look
(p.33)
A clearer picture might pave the way for new painkillers
(pp. 31-32)
Concentrates(pp. 28-29)
  1. Tracing Sunscreen’s Reaction Dynamics
  2. Mechanism Of Thalidomide Found
  3. Prehistoric Plaque Reveals Plant Consumption
  4. Spying On Oscillating Reactions
  5. Atom Manipulation Crosses New Threshold
  6. Color-Change Urine Test Could Spot Preeclampsia Early
  7. Caged Lithium Speeds Fullerene Cycloadditions
  8. Labdane Diterpenoid Found In Goldenrod Masks Bitterness

Newscripts

(p.40)

Letters

Letters(p.3)
  1. Designed For Work
  2. Leaves Of Green