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June 10, 2002
Volume 80, Number 23
CENEAR 80 23 p. 3

NEWS OF THE WEEK
DRUG DEVELOPMENT
New parameter for predicting oral bioavailability of drug candidates.
BAYER LAUNCH
Regulatory ink is barely dry before Bayer CropScience opens its doors.
BEHIND HOUSTON'S SMOG
Reactive olefins in Ship Channel area are source of excessive ozone.
HUMANS CAUSE CLIMATE CHANGE
So says the Bush Administration for the first time; human adaptation is best response.
KYOTO PROTOCOL
EU and Japan ratify global warming accord.
ETHANOL PLANTS TO CUT EMISSIONS
EPA tells producers to control emissions of VOCs, CO.
NITROGLYCERIN DECIPHERED
Mitochondrial enzyme plays key role in releasing NO from widely used drug.
SURFACE SCIENCE
Fast lasers and STM team up to elucidate desorption of H2 on silicon.
STATES SUE OVER TAXOL
Bristol-Myers Squibb charged with illegally blocking sale of generic versions of Taxol.

COVER STORY
CHIRAL CHEMISTRY
Pharmaceutical suppliers hope to profit from growing demand for single-enantiomer products; scientists seek new methods for improving the yields of chiral reactions.

BUSINESS
BUSINESS CONCENTRATES
GERMANY'S MERCK
Firm reorganizes, but unlike most competitors, keeps both pharmaceuticals and chemicals.
E-BUSINESS

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES
HANFORD SITE
Energy Department pushes for accelerated cleanup, while local government and residents question trade-offs for speed.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES
ANTIMICROBIAL SURFACES
Chemists incorporate bactericidal treatments into clothing, paper, glass, and plastics.
HINDSIGHTS
Biennial NSF report, "Science & Engineering Indicators," documents the changing U.S. scientific workforce.

ACS NEWS
CHEMICAL LANDMARK
Nobel Laureate Albert von Szent-Györgi's pioneering vitamin C research is honored.
SOCIETY CONVENES FIRST LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT
PERIODIC TABLE OF THE ELEPHANTS ARRIVES AT ACS HEADQUARTERS

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