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  Table of Contents
May 23, 2005
Volume 83, Number 21
p. 1
 
 
  Cover Story  
PERSPECTIVE ON CHINA
Nation strives for world-class status in science and technology, but lack of democracy and environmental issues threaten this vision.

COVER: Photo by Rudy Baum

   


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  ANTICANCER STRATEGY
Promising small molecule targets cancer cells' ability to prevent cell suicide.

LONZA ANTIBODIES
Under agreement with UCB, Lonza will make pharmaceutical ingredients based on antibody fragments.

ENERGY BILL
Now in committee, a Senate energy bill is expected on the floor for a vote in June.

CHEMISTRY MENTORS
Three chemists win presidential medals for mentoring students in science, math, and engineering.

CF INDUSTRIES
Fertilizer cooperative files for an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.

BIOFOULING FOILED
Polymers that mimic polypeptides could offer long-term control of surface fouling.

HARVARD WOMEN
University President Lawrence Summers pledges $50 million to support women's initiative.

VISA POLICY
Coalition seeks broader reform of U.S. visa policy for students, scientists, and other scholars.

JAPAN EARNINGS
Chemical firms post record results in the fiscal year that ended March 31.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

CHEMICAL RESULTS
Production of chemicals increased and chemical prices skyrocketed, contributing to solid first-quarter earnings growth.

PHARMA RESULTS
Most firms posted single-digit gains in sales and earnings, but some large firms saw double-digit gains.

BIOPHARMA RESULTS
A few large companies saw continued strong performance, but most small firms lost money.

PALLADIUM MEDAL
Former BASF chairman Jürgen Strube is honored for contributions to his company and to the chemical industry.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

INTERNATIONAL LABELING
Global system for classifying and labeling chemicals could facilitate trade and protect human health.

LAB SAFETY
Fire in Ohio State lab underscores the importance of safety training in academia.

VX DISPOSAL
As destruction of deadly nerve agent begins in Indiana, secondary treatment poses difficulties.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

REACTION NETWORKS
Biological pattern formation is a model for complex reaction networks that could aid tissue engineering or device fabrication.

IMPROVED FISHING NETS
Chemist uses his spare time to make nets safer for marine mammals.

 
 
 

  AWARDS  
 

Iota Sigma Pi Presents Awards

American Academy Of Arts & Sciences Elects New Fellows

 
 
 

  EDITOR'S PAGE  
 

Perspective On China

 
 
 

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COVER STORY
CHINA

NEWS OF THE WEEK
ANTICANCER STRATEGY

BUSINESS
CHEMICAL EARNINGS

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
INTERNATIONAL LABELING

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
VX DISPOSAL

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
REACTION NETWORKS

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
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