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June 2, 2003
Volume 81, Number 22
CENEAR 81 22 p. 3

NEWS OF THE WEEK
FOUR-ARMED NANOCRYSTALS
Researchers make branched structures with potential uses in solar cells.
GROWING PAINS
Monsanto is at the center of many issues that confront agbiotech.
CORPORATE DRAMA
DuPont stumbles in purchase of DuPont Canada.
WELCH AWARD
Columbia University's Ronald Breslow wins $300,000 prize.
LOW-COST DRUGS
Pharmaceutical makers balk at labeling scheme to prevent reimportation from poor countries.
ARMY CLEANUP
Toxic chemicals and live bacteria are found among debris at Fort Detrick.
WATERLOGGED
Outdated computer equipment hampers EPA's efforts to deal with water pollution.
CHEMICAL VENTURES
BASF joins other big chemical companies investing in new technology.
NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN
Remaining Russian reactors that make plutonium will be decommissioned.

COVER STORY
PLASTICS
Engineering industry boosts business with consolidations and new innovations; polyolefins licensors prepare for an upturn.

BUSINESS
BUSINESS CONCENTRATES
TACKLING INEFFICIENCY
Pharmaceutical industry streamlines manufacturing, information technology, and supply chains.
INSIGHTS
Top executives from the chemical and biotechnology industries meet to discuss collaboration.

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES
ENERGY POLICY
In closely divided Senate, energy bill faces uncertain future.
PATENTING A VIRUS
Obtaining a patent for the SARS coronavirus genome may slow the development of diagnostic tests and drugs.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES
UNDERSTANDING VIOLENCE
Brain chemistry, genetics, and environment mix to produce aggressive behavior.
BOOSTING BIOAVAILABILITY
Grapefruit compounds increase effectiveness of certain drugs prone to metabolic degradation.

MEETINGS
ACS REGIONAL MEETINGS ISSUE CALLS FOR PAPERS

THE DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR'S PAGE

LETTERS

NEWSCRIPTS

C&EN ONLINE EXCLUSIVES
AWARDS
2003 Buck-Whitney Award Goes To Szyperski
IUPAC Announces Winners Of Prize For Young Chemists
Bielawski Gets Unilever Award
Northeast Georgia Section Gives Two Awards
Rabitz Receives Lamb Medal
Call For Nominations For Thomas Midgley Award
Nominations Sought For ORCS Awards


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