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February 14, 2005
Vol. 83, Iss. 7

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  Table of Contents
February 14, 2005
Volume 83, Number 7
p. 1
 
 
  Cover Story  
SYSTEMS BIOLOGY
Measurements and modeling inform the big-picture view of complex biological systems, aiding drug discovery and development.

COVER: Schematic representation of the biological networks uncovered using the measurement and modeling techniques of systems biology. Courtesy of BG Medicine.

   


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  Latest News  
  W.R. GRACE INDICTED
Executives face jail time for criminal charges of asbestos contamination and cover-up.

KEMIRA
Finnish chemical producer is spending $640 million for pulp and paper and organic acids businesses.

FREE DATABASE
NIH-funded collection gives researchers virtual access to compounds ready to use with docking programs.

FEDERAL R&D BUDGET
Administration's fiscal 2006 plan has tiny increases for science, but is way up for Homeland Security.

AKZO NOBEL
With several divestitures under its belt, the company plans to sell more of its businesses.

NATURAL PERCHLORATE
Chemists suspect a natural atmospheric source for the otherwise synthetic compound.

GREEN CHEMISTRY
National Academies committee defines research goals for sustainability in chemical industry.

SYNTHETIC HYDROGENASE
Enzymelike cluster points toward replacement of platinum catalyst in hydrogen fuel cells.

AVECIA
In latest deal, company is selling its organic light-emitting diode business.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

AIR PRODUCTS IN ASIA
Firm seeks to expand while emphasizing safety and ethics.

U.K.'S MILLBROOK
Up-and-coming instrumentation firm carves out a niche in nanometrology.

DISABILITY LAWSUIT
After Anthony Czarnik was terminated for clinical depression, he sued the company he had cofounded, and won.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

BIODEFENSE
Boost in grants for biodefense research and labs may be better spent on other public health needs.

AIR POLLUTION
Fate of Clear Skies initiative rests on a divided Senate panel.

HINDSIGHTS
Payroll and employment growth remain weak.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

FLUORINE CONFERENCE
Sessions highlight the expanding role of fluorine in medicine, industry, and materials science.

STEM CELLS
Focus for chemists is on how small molecules help stem cells grow and differentiate.

GLYCINE IN SPACE
Astronomers debate possible sighting.

INSIDE INSTRUMENTATION
Technology And Business News For The Laboratory World.

 
 
 

  AWARDS  
 

ACS NATIONAL AWARDS 2005 WINNERS
Cope Medalist Nicolaou; Cope Scholars: Blackmond, Borden, Cravatt, Davies, Ismagilov, Iverson, Knochel, Lewis, Weinreb, and Wuest.

 
 
 

  ACS NEWS  
 

CHEMISTRY IN A PEANUTSHELL
Landmark award honors George Washington Carver's seminal work in agricultural chemistry.

Preview Of Actions By Council In San Diego

National Chemistry Olympiad Seeks Mentors

Applications For Summer School On Green Chemistry

 
 
 

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NEWS OF THE WEEK
SYNTHETIC HYDROGENASE

BUSINESS
MILLBROOK

COVER STORY
SYSTEMS BIOLOGY

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
AIR POLLUTION

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
STEM CELLS

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
GLYCINE IN SPACE