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I'm going to be traveling on Wednesday and Thursday, so blogging will resume again here for Friday morning. This means that something completely insane will no doubt occur in the chemistry/drug discovery world sometime Wednesday afternoon, but it can't be......
So word comes this morning of some big transactions between Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, and Eli Lilly: Novartis said it had agreed to buy GlaxoSmithKline's oncology products for $14.5 billion, while selling to GSK its vaccines, excluding flu, for $7.1 billion...
I wanted to mention another crowdfunded organic chemistry effort, this one on a small (and useful) scale. A former colleague of mine, Brent Chandler, is an assistant professor of chemistry at Illinois College, and he's working with undergraduates in organic......

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After reading this piece on Chembark, I find that I have to help defend the whole chem-blogging enterprise. The latest Analytical Chemistry has an editorial from Royce Murray, on the subject. Unfortunately, it sounds like something written several years ago.......
As we approach October, Nobel Speculation Season is upon us again. And Ash is right at Curious Wavefunction - making the predictions gets easier every year, because you get to keep the lists you had from before, with maybe a......
I've had an interesting e-mail from a reader who wants to be signed as "Mrs. McGreevy", and it's comprehensive enough that I'm going to reproduce it in full below. As everyone but the editorial board of C&E; News has noticed,......

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As usual Derek beat me to highlighting this rather alarming picture from an October 5, 1981 issue of Fortune magazine that I posted on Twitter yesterday. The image is from an article about computer-aided design and it looks both like a major communications...
Some unfortunate stories: This story of a young organic chemist in the UK who committed suicide is sad; sympathies to her parents and friends. This story of a medicinal chemist whose Ph.D. has been revoked is quite interesting; don't know all the...
Character picture taken from Wreck It Ralph            This week, the newest paper in our sulfinate chemistry series was published online (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja5007838), featuring a radical-based...