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The TV 801 turbo pump, which may fail and eject fragments. Credit: Sciex/C&ENAlso in this week's C&EN, an unusual story by Marc S. Reisch:Scientific instrument maker Sciex has told owners of more than 2,000 mass spectrometers to immediately shut down...
A few of the stories from this week's C&EN:Cover: the latest on contact lens technology from Melody Bomgardner. Interesting article by Lisa Jarvis on academic drug discovery centers.Does anyone have a sense for what a proliferation of academic drug...
Credit: Bruce BoothBy LifeSciVC's Bruce Booth, quite the long article about why Massachusetts and San Francisco are pulling ahead in biopharma:As a macro point, these data reflect the intuitive sense we have of recruiting talent from other regions into Boston:...

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Because sometimes the facts about chemical employment just aren't very fun. But this is!My Favorite Things about Chemistry (by CJ)1. A chromatography column that works well.2. The treasure trove of literature, filled with truth, (a few) lies and idiosyncrasies...
From Jyllian Kemsley and Michael Torrice, a tweet from the LA Superior Court on Judge Lisa Lench's ruling in the preliminary hearing for UCLA professor Patrick Harran:Judge sending Patrick Harran to trial on #SheriSangji case, @cenmag story by @mmtorrice...
It's the start of the summer student season right about now, and I think it would be great to get them into the habit of wearing PPE in the lab. Wouldn't it be great if we could show everyone that PPE is a normal happy part of your day in the lab? (i.e. positive...

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A random Friday afternoon link at Chemjobber's place clued me into Mitch's post, about a random NMR encountered in an old episode of '90s sci-fi classic The X-Files. By some odd coincidence I, too, was watching the episode sometime in early April, though I...
The explosion that injured a 29-year-old researcher on March 16 cracked the glass in the door of the lab where she was working. Credit: Allyson Blair/Hawaii News NowFrom my story at C&EN:An explosion last month that caused a University of Hawaii, Manoa,...
Chemjobber had a guest post last week by Alex Goldberg, who started working as a pharmaceutical process chemist six months ago. He says, in part:And we have regular meetings about safety: we discuss near-misses and incidents and accidents (and we learn about...