- Cover story: Jyllian Kemsley on psychedelics as anti-addiction tools.
- In a future where some of these drugs are legal, I wonder if they will actually have an effect on addiction medicine? Sure seems promising now.
- "Is there a crisis in organic chemistry education?" (article by Beth Halford)
- Lots of great comments from the ACS San Diego audience here; sounds like if there is a crisis, it's not a new one. That said, if indeed the MCAT drives a great deal of organic chemistry education (and I think that it does) and organic chemistry has been de-emphasized, it will be fascinating to see what organic chemistry education looks like in ten years.
- A new indium* catalyst to produce methanol from carbon dioxide - seems interesting. (article by Stu Borman.)
- "“Everything that’s in this paper could have been done in 1978,” he says." New phorbol route from Phil Baran, article by Bethany Halford.
- Interesting move by former Affymetrix employees to edge out Thermo Fisher for its purchase (article by Marc Reisch)
- Always helps to be able to get 1.6 billion dollars in financing. Te salud!
- Jyllian Kemsley's writeup of the laboratory injury at the University of Hawaii.
- Really interesting (and heartening) article by Deirdre Lockwood about work-life balance in the chemical and pharma industries - more to come on this one.
Monday, March 28, 2016
This week's C&EN
A few articles from this week's C&EN:
*fixed - thanks, uncle sam!