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November 13, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 45
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November 13, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 45
Tamper-resistant pills, rapid analysis of street drugs, and novel nonopioid analgesics are just some ways the community is fighting the crisis
By Bethany Halford, Emma Hiolski, and Tien M. Nguyen
(pp. 32-33)
Features
Career & Employment
The big economic downturn derailed careers and drove many out of chemistry altogether (pp. 18-20)
Business
Plastics in our vehicles will become increasingly specialized as cars lose their drivers and go electric (pp. 21-23)
Back Issues
 
Abuse-deterrent opioids: Worth the effort and cost?
Companies invest in tamper-resistant pills while others wonder about their benefits
(pp. 34-36)
Powerful detection technology for powerful new street drugs
Instruments for identifying opioids aim to protect officers and others from accidental overdose
(pp. 37-39)
Looking beyond opioids for safer pain relief
Researchers explore many avenues to treat chronic pain but don’t see a single, clear path forward
(pp. 40-42)
 

News of the Week

A light approach to installing heavy hydrogens

Photoredox catalysis shines in a reaction that swaps out hydrogen for deuterium or tritium
(p.5)

Ice forms from disordered seeds, modeling study shows

Findings contradict classical view that ice nuclei have ordered hexagonal structure
(p.7)

Women are more likely than men to consider the effects of gender and sex in medical research

Analysis of 1.5 million research papers demonstrates the benefits of increasing diversity in science, authors say
(p.7)

Engineered myosin motor uses RNA arm to march on protein fibers

Researchers can control the direction of the motor’s movement with strands of DNA
(p.8)

BASF readies a medical food product

Foray follows similar moves by chemical firms in health and nutrition
(p.12)

Momentive launches initial public offering

Silicones maker sees a business turnaround ahead
(p.12)

DuPont seeks to sell its cellulosic ethanol plant

The firm’s change of heart about the business is the latest setback for the biofuel
(p.13)

Japan’s chemical makers enjoy strong first half

Cutbacks in China help fuel domestic production of basic chemicals
(p.13)

ACS prevails over Sci-Hub in copyright suit

Internet pirate site is ordered to stop distributing the society’s content—but will likely continue its ways
(p.16)

U.S. tax legislation would help chemical industry, kill breaks for students and private universities

Rates for companies would get slashed, college endowments taxed
(p.16)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

Science educator and illustrator Yan Liang talks about creating captivating scientific videos and educational materials
(pp. 29-30)
Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning cycles through the chemistry used to wash our delicates
(p.31)
Companies invest in tamper-resistant pills while others wonder about their benefits
(pp. 34-36)
Researchers explore many avenues to treat chronic pain but don’t see a single, clear path forward
(pp. 40-42)
Tamper-resistant pills, rapid analysis of street drugs, and novel nonopioid analgesics are just some ways the community is fighting the crisis
(pp. 32-33)
Instruments for identifying opioids aim to protect officers and others from accidental overdose
(pp. 37-39)
Chiral squaramide and triflate combine to make an enhanced noncovalent catalyst
(p.9)
Day-night biochemistry influences how rapidly injury-repairing fibroblast cells go into action
(p.9)
Dressing treats wounds without antibiotics by disrupting bacterial communication
(p.9)
Estos descubrimientos están en desacuerdo con la visión clásica, según la cual los núcleos de hielo tienen una estructura hexagonal ordenada
(p.7)

Career & Employment

The big economic downturn derailed careers and drove many out of chemistry altogether
(pp. 18-20)

Newscripts

Editor's Page

Letters

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