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March 7, 2005
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  Table of Contents
March 7, 2005
Volume 83, Number 10
p. 1
 
 
  Cover Story  
DRUG DELIVERY
Firms move away from traditional partnership models and aim to commercialize products themselves.

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  Latest News  
  ARTICLE ACCESS
ACS announces new policies providing greater access to its scholarly journals.

CELL TRAPPING
Method for encapsulating cells and organelles allows assays or other reactions to be performed.

MS DRUG PULLED
Biogen Idec and Elan halt marketing of Tysabri following a patient's death.

AGENT ORANGE
Chemical firms have asked a judge to dismiss a class-action suit filed by Vietnamese plaintiffs.

PERSIAN GULF PARTNERS
A flurry of petrochemical projects pairs Western companies with local producers.

PFOA SETTLEMENT
DuPont will pay $107.6 million to settle a perfluorooctanoic acid class-action suit in West Virginia.

HOT BUBBLE
Researchers find evidence of a plasma generated by acoustic cavitation in concentrated sulfuric acid.

NANOTECH POLICY
U.K. government plans come under fire from scientific and environmental groups.

NIH PROTEST
Agency scientists speak out against its conflict-of-interest rules.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

PATENT RIGHTS
Court decisions force Japanese firms to reassess compensation policies for inventive employees.

DSM REVAMP
Firm's portfolio transformation program wraps up on a positive note.

EDWIN MOSES
C&EN talks with European biotech leader about his move to a nonexecutive role.

INSIGHTS
Fundamental reasons exist for excluding one-time items from company earnings.

 
 
 

  Special Reports  
  OPEN ACCESS
Richard J. Roberts and Peter Banks debate publishing policies for online scientific papers.
 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

CHEMICAL WEAPONS
Pentagon is digging a hole by siphoning future-oriented funding to keep three incinerators working.

PATENT LAW
Case could clarify how and what sources will be used by courts to define terms in patent claims.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

SIMPLE MASS SPEC
Ionization method allows analysis without sample preparation.

 
 
 

  Books  
 

ROUNDUP
Eight succinct reviews of science books on a range of topics are offered.

 
 
 

  ACS NEWS  
 

COMMENT - VOTING ON AN ETHICS COMMITTEE

 
 
 

  EDITOR'S PAGE  
 

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  DEPARTMENTS  
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NEWS OF THE WEEK
CELL TRAPPING

NEWS OF THE WEEK
HOT BUBBLE

COVER STORY
DRUG DELIVERY

POINT-
COUNTERPOINT
OPEN ACCESS

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
SIMPLE MASS SPEC

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Gadolinium ions