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February 21, 2005
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  Table of Contents
February 21, 2005
Volume 83, Number 8
p. 1
 
 
  Cover Story  
UNTANGLING ALZHEIMER'S
From over-the-counter pain relievers to green tea and curry, everyday products join the fight against this debilitating disease.
   


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  ATTRACTING ROACHES
Pheromone from female German cockroaches may be bait for better traps.

CHEMICAL IPOS
Huntsman is a hit with investors as Rockwood Specialties plans to go public.

DRUG OVERSIGHT
Monitoring approved drugs is task of new FDA board.

YALE VS. FENN
Court directs Nobel Laureate to cede electrospray mass spec patent to Yale University.

ENGINEERING HONORS
National Academy of Engineering elects new members.

VISA RULES
State Department extends its tech-transfer security clearance for foreign students and scholars.

AMMONIA TRANSFER
Activation of N–H bonds under mild conditions could lead to important amination reactions.

GENETICS
Maps of human genomic differences among various ethnicities may aid quest for customized medicine.

FORECAST GROWTH
Double-digit earnings growth in 2005 is one of the optimistic predictions from a survey of chemical firms.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

LUBRIZOL
Company's acquisition of specialty chemical maker Noveon looks like a winner.

GLYCERIN WOES
Flood of biodiesel by-product glycerin worries oleochemical firms.

JAPAN AND THE MIDWEST
After Japanese trade organization helps to forge a biotech alliance with the Midwest.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

FEDERAL R&D
Proposed fiscal 2006 budget favors security and defense.

ASBESTOS LITIGATION
Concerns about fraudulent silica claims complicate proposed trust fund.

INSIGHTS
Among federal agencies, NIH appears alone in conflict-of-interest woes.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

NANOMACHINERY
Aqueous hydrogen peroxide fuel powers synthetic nanomotors.

CIRCULAR REASONING
Copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne reaction cyclodimerizes large peptides.

WHAT'S THAT STUFF?
Gasoline's ubiquity belies its complex blend of hydrocarbons and additives.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE

NEW PRODUCTS
New And Notable In The Chemical Industry.

 
 
 

  Meetings  
 

229TH ACS NATIONAL MEETING - TECHNICAL PROGRAM AND EXPOSITION
Highlights, listing of technical presentations, and description of exhibitors in San Diego.

 
 
 

  Career & Employment  
 

PROCESS ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
Traditional analytical chemists in pharma are getting acquainted with new systems.

 
 
 

  EDITOR'S PAGE  
 

From Green Tea To NSF

 
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
  LETTERS

NEWSCRIPTS

 
 
 






NEWS OF THE WEEK
ATTRACTING ROACHES

BUSINESS
LUBRIZOL

COVER STORY
ALZHEIMER

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
ETHICS

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
GASOLINE

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Tracking metal complexes in cancer cells

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