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May 5, 2003
Volume 81, Number 18
CENEAR 81 18 p. 1

NEWS OF THE WEEK
IMPACT OF SARS
The spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome in China has begun to affect Asian economy.
NANO LIGHT SOURCE
Electrically driven emitter exploits unique semiconducting properties of carbon nanotubes.
FIRST-QUARTER EARNINGS
High raw material costs and uncertain economic outlook lead to modest gains and losses.
EUROPEAN EARNINGS
No clear pattern emerges in first three months of 2003.
CHEMICALS PROPOSAL
European Commission to release draft policy for managing industrial chemicals.
PERCHLORATE CONTAMINATION
Rocket fuel component is found in lettuce.
CONSOLIDATION
Pfizer's integration of Pharmacia will likely lead to job cuts among the 130,000 total employees.
NEW NAS MEMBERS
National Academy of Sciences elects 72 members at its annual meeting.
BEAUTIFUL MOLECULES
Researchers unveil striking examples of inorganic fullerene-like structures.
INVENTIVE CAREER
Lucrative Lemelson-MIT Prize is awarded to Leroy E. Hood.

COVER STORY
CHIRAL CHEMISTRY
Single-enantiomer drugs have a commanding presence in the global pharmaceutical landscape; researchers use chiral switching to develop better versions of drugs.

BUSINESS
BUSINESS CONCENTRATES
POWER TRIANGLE
North Carolina's Research Triangle Park is a boomtown of biotech start-ups.
PATENT REVAMP
European Union compromises allow for a lower cost patent valid for the entire bloc.
BRASKEM'S TROUBLES
New Brazilian petrochemical giant works to tie up structural loose ends and reduce its debt.
INSIGHTS
For specialty chemicals business, bigger has not proven to be better.

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES
UNDERSTANDING RISK
Conference takes a historical look at the evolution of risk assessment.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY POLICY
Effects of war in Iraq and terrorism are themes of 28th annual AAAS colloquium.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES
LONG-TERM RESEARCH
Experts explore new paradigms for innovation.
BISPHENOL A
Controversy arises over interpretation of new findings that implicate plastics monomer in chromosomal aberrations.
NOBCChE
Conference accentuates the positive and highlights career development.

ACS NEWS
POSTER CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED
ACS CELEBRATES EARTH DAY

MEETINGS
35TH GREAT LAKES REGIONAL MEETING

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