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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 3, 2009

r overcoming these nontechnical hurdles to implementing sustainability often defined as the ability to meet present needs without compromising those of future generations. The group identified five major approaches to overcoming barriers, which include economic, regulatory, educational and cultural factors. One, for instance, involves a shift in mindset in which business executives view sustainability not just as regulatory compliance but as a pathway to innovation.

"Overcoming Nontechnical Barriers to the Implementation of Sustainable Solutions in Industry"


Martin A. Abraham, Ph.D.
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, Ohio 44555
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M. Barclay Satterfield, Ph.D.
American Chemical Society
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Toward new drugs that turn genes on and off
ACS Chemical Biology

Scientists in Michigan and California are reporting an advance toward development of a new generation of drugs that treat disease by orchestrating how genes in the body produce proteins involved in arthritis, cancer and a range of other disorders. Acting like an "on-off switch," the medications might ratchet up the production of proteins in genes working at abnormally low levels or shut off genes producing an abnormal protein linked to disease. Their report is in the current issue of ACS Chemical Biology, a monthly journal.

In the study, Anna K. Mapp and colleagues discusses molecules that caus

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