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  Table of Contents
September 12, 2005
Volume 83, Number 37
p. 3
 
 
  Cover Story  
POLYMERS
Polymer makers try to ride out the wave as uncertainties such as Hurricane Katrina and global competition shake up the market.

COVER: Courtesy of ExxonMobil

   
  Latest News  
  Letter From ACS President William Carroll

Katrina And Business
Gulf Coast infrastructure took a heavy hit, but firms begin recovery efforts.

Katrina And Academe
Institutions in and around New Orleans are shuttered, and colleagues elsewhere extend helping hands.

Anticancer Vaccine
Three-component, synthetic carbohydrate cancer vaccine elicits a strong type of antibody response.

Energy After Katrina
Lawmakers say petroleum refining and distribution may be too concentrated on the Gulf Coast.

Chernobyl's Impact
UN study finds that there will be far fewer deaths than expected from 1986 nuclear plant accident.

Deep Insight
The Deep Impact spacecraft sends back revealing data from its impactor that plowed into comet Tempel 1.

Vaccine Buys
GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis both try to make billion-dollar-plus vaccine acquisitions.

Carbon Budget Woes
As atmospheric levels of CO2 rise, forests and soils are absorbing less of it.

 
 
 

  Business  
  Business Concentrates

Helsinn
Firm focuses on "exclusive" manufacturing and advanced synthesis of pharmaceutical ingredients.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  Government Concentrates

Ethanol Policy
Despite criticism, legislation increases use of the corn-derived biofuel.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  Science & Technology Concentrates

Cancer Treatment
Chemotherapy can lead to difficulties with memory and concentration.

Deep Freeze
Curious behavior of choline chloride-containing mixtures opens up many possibilities.

Natural Design
Rigid metal complexes mimic the shapes of natural products.

Inside Instrumentation
Technology And Business News For The Laboratory World.

 
 
 

  Meetings  
  Divisions Issue Call For Papers

Call For Papers For 40th Western Regional Meetings

 
 
 

  EDITOR'S PAGE  
  The Little Robot That Could  
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
  Letters

Newscripts

 
 
 


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COVER STORY
Polymers

NEWS OF THE WEEK
Deep Impact

NEWS OF THE WEEK
Absorbing CO2

GOVERNMENT
Ethanol Policy

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Deep Freeze

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Natural Design