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January 2011 Clinical Laboratory News: Clinical Chemistry Celebrates the International Year of Chemistry

Chemistry Year

Clinical Chemistry Celebrates the International Year of Chemistry

Throughout 2011, Clinical Chemistry will celebrate the International Year of Chemistry by publishing special monthly features. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have designated 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry to celebrate the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to mankind.

As part of the celebration, the journal’s editors will publish new features and articles prepared by inspiring scientists and award-winning writers that will showcase various aspects of the clinical laboratory profession. Some of the articles will be written in collaboration with sister organizations such as the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Highlights will include articles honoring Marie Curie, who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her pioneering work with radioactivity in medicine, reviewing the history of clinical chemistry, and celebrating science in the arts. Read this month’s feature in Clinical Chemistry online.