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April 4, 2005
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  Table of Contents
April 4, 2005
Volume 83, Number 14
p. 3
 
 
  Cover Story  
PHARMA OUTSOURCING
Three case studies of relationships show how firms respond to constant change in the biotech industry.

COVER: Photodisc

   


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  PHOTOSYNTHESIS ILLUMINATED
Two-dimensional spectroscopic method reveals details about energy-transport pathways in photosynthesis.

RHODIA DRAMA
Charges of financial misdeeds hit beleaguered French firm.

REMOVING ARSENIC
Powdered root of water hyacinth can reduce arsenic in drinking water.

CANCER RISK
EPA releases revised guidelines for assessing the risk of carcinogens.

WATCHING BIOWATCH
EPA inspector general says agency is poor manager of bioterror warning system.

ESCAPE CLAWS
Sea hare escapes lobster by squirting fake food aroma that distracts and confuses the hungry crustacean.

EARTH ENDANGERED
UN millenium report says global ecosystems are degraded, threatened by human activity.

FIXING DNA
Structure of DNA repair enzyme reveals how it finds and fixes damaged bases only.

ENZYME FIGHT
Amylase for producing ethanol is subject of Novozymes' suit against Genencor.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

NICHOLAS PIRAMAL
Indian drug firm emphasizes custom manufacturing over generics.

SINGAPORE DEVELOPMENT
Island nation is working to attract more multinational chemical firms.

INSIGHTS
In flaunting its 2004 record income, ExxonMobil showcases the integration of its chemical operations.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

BIRD FLU
Fear of a pandemic prompts scrutiny of U.S. preparedness.

GLOBALCHEM CONFERENCE
European regulations, nanomaterials, and biomonitoring are big-ticket concerns for industry.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS
Microbes that survive in extreme conditions help define life's true limits.

MEETINGS BRIEFS

 
 
 

  Education  
 

INNOVATIVE TEACHING
Creative science courses enhance the appeal of chemistry for students.

 
 
 

  Books  
 

PONDERING MARIE CURIE'S LIFE

 
 
 

  ACS NEWS  
 

COMMENT - A STRATEGIC FOCUS ON CHEMICAL TECHNICIANS

 
 
 

  AWARDS  
 

Japan Prize For Takeichi, Ruoslahti

Belleau Award To Vic Snieckus

Amis, Lohse Are New PMSE Fellows

Applications For Organic Fellowships

Evans To Receive 2005 Gibbs Medal

 
 
 

  EDITOR'S PAGE  
 

Meeting Chemistry's Challenges

 
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
  LETTERS

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NEWSCRIPTS

 
 
 






NEWS OF THE WEEK
PHOTOSYNTHESIS

NEWS OF THE WEEK
FIXING DNA

COVER STORY
PHARMA OUTSOURCING

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS

MEETING BRIEFS
PUSHING BACTERIA AROUND

EDUCATION
INNOVATIVE TEACHING