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  Table of Contents
May 30, 2005
Volume 83, Number 22
p. 3
 
 
  Cover Story  
FINE CHEMICALS & INTERMEDIATES
Microreactors boost efficiency, high-throughput experiments explore synthetic routes, and FDA promotes process analytical technology.

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  AUXIN RECEPTOR
Two independent research teams identify a receptor for auxin, the hormone critical to plant growth and development.

STEM CELL FUNDING
House vote on stem cell research bill reveals broad support despite White House's promise of a veto.

FUELED BY ARSENIC
Microbe discovered in an alkaline lake in the Mojave Desert uses arsenic for respiration.

FIGHTING INFECTION
Researchers devise a strategy to fight bacterial infection by blocking biosynthesis of siderophores.

DRUG DISCOVERY
GlaxoSmithKline adds an external drug discovery unit to its slate of centers of excellence for drug research.

GENENTECH VISION
Firm's new biopharmaceutical to treat macular degeneration rocks a competitor's stock price.

GLOBAL HEALTH
World Health Organization adopts new rules concerning infectious diseases, including bird flu.

CHIRAL POLYOXOMETALATES
Researchers create nanosized metal-oxide complexes that retain enantiomeric purity.

CRESTOR PROBLEMS
Doctors report a side-effect rate for Crestor that is double that of other cholesterol-lowering drugs.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

ROHM AND HAAS
CEO Raj Gupta explains company's strategy for achieving long-term prosperity.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Trade shows in Boston include SAP user meeting and biotech IT expo.

AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS
Bayer CropScience takes lead position in the global crop science industry.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

BIOSHIELD II
Senators unveil updated bioterrorism legislation that offers incentives for drug and biotech firms to do biodefense R&D.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

SOLAR ENERGY
Internationally recognized scientists try to identify key basic research needed to utilize solar energy effectively.

SIMON CAMPBELL
C&EN talks with the leader of the campaign for chemistry in the U.K.

DIGITAL BRIEFS
New Software And Websites For Chemical Enterprise.

 
 
 

  Books  
 

"VENOMOUS EARTH"
How arsenic ends up in groundwater and in wells in Bangladesh and India is explained, but information is buried.

 
 
 

  AWARDS  
 

2005 BIOT Awards Presented

Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award

Searle Scholars Announced

 
 
 

  EDITOR'S PAGE  
 

Fine Chemicals

 
 
 

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COVER STORY
FINE CHEMICALS

NEWS OF THE WEEK
GENENTECH VISION

NEWS OF THE WEEK
CLUSTER CHEMISTRY

BUSINESS
AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
BIOSHIELD II

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
SOLAR ENERGY