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July 4, 2005
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  Table of Contents
July 4, 2005
Volume 83, Number 27
p. 1
 
 
  Cover Story  
FOOD ANALYSIS
Analytical instrumentation and assays ensure quality and safety in the food and dairy industry.

COVER: Worker operates a control panet on a production line that bottles apple juice. Maximilian Stock Ltd./Photo Researchers photo

   
  Latest News  
  PFOA CANCER RISK
EPA's Science Advisory Board says the agency should classify the fluorinated compound as a likely human carcinogen.

CHINA CRACKERS
Two major petrochemical complexes in China are now in full operation.

ENERGY BILLS
Senate has passed an energy bill, but key differences with a House bill await resolution in conference.

BLOCKING NECROSIS
Evidence of a biochemical pathway for necrosis may lead to treatments for conditions such as stoke.

FERTILIZER EXIT
Two producers of ammonium nitrate fertilizer will cease production because of terrorist concerns.

NOTCHED NANOWIRES
Carving tiny gaps onto nanowires could become an important tool for molecular electronics.

BEAM ACCESS
Structural biologists get three new X-ray beamlines at Argonne NAtional Laboratory.

HUMAN TESTING
EPA proposes human testing of pesticides, ignores some safeguards proposed by NRC.

GLOBAL HEALTH
Gates Foundation gives $436 million for research on global health issues.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

JSR Corp.
Electronic materials business helps Japanese synthetic rubber firm stay ahead.

JACK GERARD
C&EN talks with ACC’s new president and CEO.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

PLANT DEBATE
House and Senate split on the need for a chemical plant security bill.

RESEARCH AT NASA
Agency adopts new organizational structure and shifts scientific R&D to be in line with the President’s challenges.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
39th Biennial National Organic Chemistry Symposium gave participants a taste of problems tackled by organic chemists.

MENTORING
Programs emphasize advising and counseling chemists at the earliest stages of their careers.

SOLUTION CHEMISTRY
Spectroscopic details paint a fuller picture of hydrated proton’s structure.

 
 
 

  ACS NEWS  
 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
Listing of technical symposia, presidential and social events, workshops, and more for Washington, D.C., Aug. 28-Sept. 1; registration and housing information.

OFFICIAL REPORTS FROM THE JUNE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

COMMENT - PRESIDENTIAL AGENDA: SECONDARY EDUCATION

 
 
 

  AWARDS  
 

Chemical Heritage Association Awards

 
 
 

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COVER STORY
FOOD ANALYSIS

NEWS OF THE WEEK
PFOA & CANCER

NEWS OF THE WEEK
CHINA

NEWS OF THE WEEK
NANOWIRES

BUSINESS
JACK GERARD

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
SOLUTION CHEMISTRY