James F. Ryan
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||Computers in Chemistry
Taming the B2B Tower of Babel
A new consortium of chemical e-commerce may reduce the mix of XML vocabularies.
||Instruments & Applications
Money to Burn
Consider what it costs to run your trace element analysis.
Robert J. Thomas
Meetings, conferences, and short courses.
||The Chemist's Bookshelf
Careers and Conversations
Randall Willis and Mark S. Lesney
More Than One Way To Surf
Internet job-search sites have some advantages; however, I found my job the old-fashioned way.
||Industry Facts & Figures
Pharma, Biotech Snap Up the New Grads
Drug firms alone are hiring more than a third of the chemist crop.
John K. Borchardt
Women's Heart Ills Are Often Overlooked
Doctors tend to miss cardiovascular disease, the leading killer of U.S. women.
If You Have a Payroll, Be Prepared for an Audit
Know what employee records to keep, and for how long.
||Regulations and You
Preventing Lead Poisoning
EPA and HUD are tightening the control and inspection of lead-based paint in older homes.
Polyester's End RunRound Nylon
Two English chemists found a polymer DuPont overlooked.
David M. Kiefer
New products and literature
Humorous tales from readers? Labs and lives. . . plus a cartoon
||Cover Photograph: Jeff Watts