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May 16, 2005
Vol. 83, Iss. 20

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  Table of Contents
May 16, 2005
Volume 83, Number 20
p. 3
 
 
  Cover Story  
OPEN-ACCESS PUBLISHING
Online publishers weigh risks and benefits and are deciding just how open the access should be.

COVER: Photodisc

   


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  Latest News  
  COUNTERING RESISTANCE
Targeting LexA protease could defeat bacterial mutations leading to antibiotic resistance.

CONTRACT MANUFACTURING
Deals highlight push to combine cytotoxics with monoclonal antibodies.

TOXIC RELEASES
EPA's 2003 inventory again ranks chemical industry third, after mining and utilities.

MARINE PRODUCTS
Genes of bacterial sea squirt symbionts prompt E. coli to produce natural products.

ENVIRONMENT
Institutional investors pledge $1 billion toward technologies that reduce greenhouse gases.

BEAKER METALLURGY
Solution-phase technique yields multimetallic nanocrystals of high structural complexity.

BUCKYBALL ANTIBACTERIAL
Water-soluble aggregates of C60 inhibit the growth of two types of common soil bacteria.

GENERAL ELECTRIC
CEO pledges substantial new investments in environmentally friendly technologies.

FLAME CHEMISTRY
Researchers discover that previously undetected enols are produced in significant amounts in gas flames.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

TOP 50 U.S. CHEMICAL PRODUCERS
Sales and operating profits rose dramatically in 2004 for most companies; Dow again leads the ranking.

CEFIC
A changing chemical industry prompts pan-European trade group to restructure.

CELANESE
Performance-polymers producer makes its third go as a publicly owned firm.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

FDA FORUM
Researchers exchange information on critical health issues.

INSIGHTS
Spending on pressing public health issues should take priority over esoteric biodefense spending.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

COVALENT CATALYSIS
Controversial view of enzyme catalysis takes on Linus Pauling, triggering much debate.

WHAT'S THAT STUFF?
Complex process of producing whisky leads to its complicated mishmash of flavors.

NEW PRODUCTS
New And Notable In The Chemical Industry.

 
 
 

  Career & Employment  
  E-MENTORING
Website helps women scientists create and maintain one-on-one support systems.
 
 
 

  ACS NEWS  
  ACS IN CHINA
Delegation identifies ways the society can collaborate with Chinese scientific organizations.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AWARD WINNERS

 
 
 

  AWARDS  
  FRANKLIN INSTITUTE HONORS CHEMISTS
Ceremony highlights achievements of scientists in drug development, health, and other fields

Robert Langer Gets Albany Medical Prize

Reed Receives Tolman Medal

 
 
 

  Books  
  Just How Valid Is Alternative Medicine?  
 
 

  Meetings  
  60th ACS Northwest Regional Meeting  
 
 

  EDITOR'S PAGE  
  More Socialized Science  
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
  LETTERS

NEWSCRIPTS

 
 
 


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COVER STORY
OPEN ACCESS

NEWS OF THE WEEK
MARINE PRODUCTS

NEWS OF THE WEEK
NANO-C60

BUSINESS
TOP 50 CHEMICAL PRODUCERS

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
Nanotech Meets Medicine

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Osmium diboride

WHAT'S THAT STUFF?
WHISKY

EMPLOYMENT
E-MENTORING