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September 27, 2004
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  Table of Contents
September 27, 2004
Volume 82, Number 39
p. 1
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING
Demand for computers of all sizes and designs is continually increasing for all kinds of problems in chemistry.
 
COVER: Artist's rendition of IBM's Blue Gene/L machine. IBM image
 

  Latest News  
  TURF GRASS TUSSLE
Genes of Roundup Ready bent grass can travel long distances, raising environmental concerns.

PQ FOR SALE
Family-owned company examines strategic options, including sale of the firm.

SCIENCE ART
Competition honors creators of compelling scientific images.

THIOSTREPTON SYNTHESIS
Complex bacterial antibiotic is made in the lab for the first time.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Syngenta prevails in patent infringement suit against Chinese business group.

HUMAN CELLS MAKE MORPHINE
Biosynthesis occurs within people as well as poppies.

MUTANT POPPIES
New strain produces only precursors for powerful analgesics.

SUPPORTING CATALYSIS
Ceramic material outperforms conventional catalyst supports in test reactions.

ROTTERDAM CONVENTION
Treaty partners add 14 substances requiring advanced approval before shipment.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

DOW CORNING
With court supervision over, silicone product producer moves ahead with innovation and global expansion.

MOVING EAST
China and India provide low-cost alternatives for expanding chemical companies.

POWER STRUGGLES
Electricity shortages have had a pervasive impact on China's chemical industry.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

FINE PARTICLES
EPA's data on particulates' health effects may be a prelude to tougher regulations for air emissions.

SUICIDE RISK
FDA advisory panel strongly urges adding warning labels to antidepressants used by minors.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

NANOSCALE
Researchers work to understand how catalytic properties of solids change with size.

NANOCATALYSTS
Panel addresses the novelty and importance of nanotechnology in catalysis.

NATURAL PLASTIC
New model sheds light on how bacteria synthesize polyesters.

INSIGHTS
Chemistry plays both good and bad roles in the arena of performance-enhancing drugs.

DIGITAL BRIEFS
New Software And Websites For The Chemical Enterprise.

 
 
 

  Education  
  ACADEMIC SCORECARD
Women continue to be underrepresented in the faculty of top 50 chemistry departments.
 
 
 

  ACS NEWS  
  BOARD, COUNCIL ACT IN PHILADELPHIA

CHEMISTRY CROSSES BORDERS

 
 
 
  AWARDS  
  CHEMISTRY'S HEROES RECOGNIZED BY ACS
Four teams honored for harnessing chemistry to produce commercial biotechnology products

Blue Planet Prize Winners

Business Development Prize Goes To Short

Marletta Receives 2004 Harrison Howe Award

Karplus To Receive 2004 Pauling Award

Eisenberg Wins Seaborg Medal

Nominations Sought For LaMer Award

Clark Nabs AGRO's Highest Honor

Cotton Medal Goes To Holm

Applications Being Accepted For Passer Education Fund

 
 
 

  EDITOR'S PAGE  
  Chemistry Probing Life  
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
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