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January 3, 2005
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  Table of Contents
January 3, 2005
Volume 83, Number 01
p. 1
 
 
  Cover Story  
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
ACS President William F. Carroll addresses the future of the chemistry enterprise.
   


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  Latest News  
  TITANIC PROSPECTS
Cassini spacecraft successfully deploys Huygens probe.

PAINKILLER QUALMS
FDA to review Pfizer's Celebrex and other drugs.

ASTRAZENECA OVERHAUL
Changes in clinical processes follow bad news for two of the British company's drugs.

HERBERT C. BROWN
Nobel Laureate, dead at age 92, will be remembered for pioneering work in boron chemistry.

GULF WAR AIR
Exposure to combustion products might be linked to veterans' lung cancer.

TAXOL & ALZHEIMER'S
Cancer drug shows promise for treating neurodegenerative disorders.

LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS RISKS
Tanker breach could result in heavy losses more than one-quarter mile from ship.

BIO-OLEFINS
Catalytic method converts soy-based biodiesel to valuable chemicals.

MONSANTO BLINKS
Biotech seeds producer sets up $285 million reserve to cover spin-off Solutia's liabilities.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

CROMPTON
New CEO champions ambitious reorganization.

BASF AGREEMENT
Plans are under way to ensure competitiveness of operations at headquarters site.

START-UP PHILANTHROPY
Amyris Biotechnologies focuses its energies on a nonprofit venture to develop a malaria drug.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

NIH CHEMISTRY PROGRAMS
Two new research initiatives highlight agency's commitment to chemical research.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
Advances abound at Materials Research Society's annual fall meeting.

NANOCAPSULES
Supramolecular chemists focus on arrangement, control of encapsulated guest molecules.

ORIGINS OF WINE
New evidence suggests fermented beverage was first produced in China.

BATTLING PARKINSON'S
Targeting of an interfering protein and caloric restriction offer new ways to combat neurogenerative disease.

 
 
 

  Critter Chemistry  
 

SHARK REPELLENT
Compounds isolated from dead sharks help researchers formulate a new shark repellent.

 
 
 

  Awards  
 

ACS NATIONAL AWARDS 2005 WINNERS
Alivisatos, Arnold, Brown, Chandross, Dervan, DeSimone, Hapkiewicz, Hawker, and Hirota.

 
 
 

  Career & Employment  
 

INSTRUMENTATION
Chemists in instrumentation companies, many at the B.S. and M.S. levels, are finding satisfying careers.

 
 
 

  ACS NEWS  
  COMMENT - HOW CAN CEPA HELP?  
 
 

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NEWS OF THE WEEK
TITANIC PROSPECTS

NEWS OF THE WEEK
BIO-OLEFINS

COVER STORY
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

CRITTER CHEMISTRY
SHARK REPELLENT