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May 9, 2005
Vol. 83, Iss. 19

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  Table of Contents
May 9, 2005
Volume 83, Number 19
p. 1
 
 
  Cover Story  
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rapid development of software and new uses of the Web in business have brought the industry to the point of a generational change in IT.

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  BONDING SURPRISE
Commonly held assumptions about bond making and breaking may not always be valid.

GLAXO VACCINES
Firm's acquisition of adjuvants maker Corixa strengthens big pharma in vaccines sector.

NEW NAS MEMBERS
National Academy of Sciences elects 72 new members, including several chemists.

RNA CATALYSIS
Once thought to be poor catalytic agents, RNA nucleobases can directly mediate proton transfer in RNA enzymes.

GLOBAL CARE
An international charter for Responsible Care was introduced by the American Chemistry Council.

IMPROVED POLYMERS
Designer nucleating agents can improve the physical properties of isotactic polypropylene.

BASELL SOLD
Polyolefins joint venture goes for $5.7 billion to a consortium led by Access Industries and the Chatterjee Group.

JOURNAL EDITOR
Laura L. Kiessling has been named editor of ACS Chemical Biology, set to debut in January 2006.

RHODIA WOES
With share prices sinking, irate shareholders call for ouster of top directors, CEO.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

UNIQUE COMPANY
Private ownership gives Wacker-Chemie the flexibility to make big investments.

LANXESS
Bayer spin-off aims to restructure in light of its loss-making businesses.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

SCIENCE POLICY
Forum paints a gloomy picture for the near future of federal R&D funding.

PLANT SECURITY
Hearing before Senate committee exposes chemical plant vulnerabilities, calls for legislation.

HINDSIGHTS
Economic recovery may be in effect, but there has been little or no job growth in more than four years.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

RNA INTERFERENCE
Structural insights reveal workings of an RNA-induced silencing complex.

DIELS-ALDER REACTION
Do enzymes perform this reaction in the course of their syntheses of biochemical compounds?

INSIDE INSTRUMENTATION
Technology And Business News For The Laboratory World.

 
 
 

  ACS NEWS  
 

2004-05 Project SEED Scholarship Recipients

Jim Atwood Is 2005 Schoellkopf Medalist

 
 
 

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COVER STORY
IT

NEWS OF THE WEEK
BONDING SURPRISE

BUSINESS
WACKER-CHEMIE

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
PLANT SECURITY

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
RNA INTERFERENCE

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
DIELS-ALDER REACTION