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August 1, 2005
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  Table of Contents
August 1, 2005
Volume 83, Number 31
p. 3
 
 
  Cover Story  
SALARIES & EMPLOYMENT
ACS survey of members in U.S. workforce reveals mixed results: Median salaries went up 5%; unemployment went down but is still high.

COVER: Photodisc

   
  Latest News  
  SWITCHABLE NANOVALVE
Membrane-bound nanovalve turns on and off with light and might be used to deliver drugs or other substances.

GENERICS DEAL
Israeli firm Teva will acquire Ivax in a cash and stock deal worth $7.4 billion.

CHEMICALS IN PEOPLE
A study of people's exposure to chemicals in the environment shows declines for some substances.

CHEMICAL EARNINGS
First batch of second-quarter results shows that growth from last year continues unabated.

POLYMER BRUSHES
Polymer brush with unique properties promises a wide range of applications.

ENERGY POLICY
Congress is close to passing an energy bill that would boost domestic supplies of oil, support alternative energy sources.

THIN CRYSTALS
Crystals just one atom thick and with a range of unique properties are made and characterized.

ANTHRAX
Studies of how toxin's components move into cells could lead to new drugs for treating infections.

CHEMISTRY OLYMPIAD
South Korea and Vietnam win top honors; U.S. team wins silver and bronze medals.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

HIGH FIBER
Defense demands drive the ramp-up of high-performance fiber capacity.

EUROPEAN PHARMA
Second-quarter results at four of Europe's major drugmakers are quite favorable.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

PESTICIDE TESTING ON HUMANS
Growing number of experiments raise ethical, legal, and scientific questions.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

IONIC LIQUIDS
Meeting in Austria shows increasing diversity of industrial applications.

WHAT'S THAT STUFF?
Essential oil is responsible for catnip's stimulating effects on felines.

 
 
 

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COVER STORY
SALARIES & EMPLOYMENT

NEWS OF THE WEEK
NANOVALVE

NEWS OF THE WEEK
ANTHRAX

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
PESTICIDE TESTING ON HUMANS

BUSINESS
HIGH FIBER

WHAT'S THAT STUFF?
CATNIP