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  Table of Contents
September 19, 2005
Volume 83, Number 38
p. 1
 
 
  Cover Story  
Agrochemical Research
Researchers find success using tools and techniques of drugmakers; fungicide use doubles U.S. fruit and vegetable production; and international agchem companies increase activities in China.

COVER: Photo by Scott Bauer/Agricultural Research Service

   
  Latest News  
  Forecasting Folds
With some limits, researchers can generate protein structures from an amino acid sequence.

Hurricane Economics
Higher energy costs in the wake of Katrina are predicted to pinch earnings for chemical industry.

Hurricane Pollution
EPA is on the scene in New Orleans to assess pollution risks.

Virus Patrol
Structural biology study reveals how SARS coronavirus adapted to a human host receptor site.

Biogen Restructures
Reshaping of Biogen Idec includes 650 job cuts and sale of some company facilities.

Reichhold Sale
Dainippon Ink & Chemicals is selling its Reichhold unit for $1.00 to management team.

Cleaner Nylon
Route to nylon-6 precursor eliminates unwanted ammonium sulfate by-product.

Genome Mining
Search for DNA sequences that encode enzymes allows researchers to predict, discover a natural product.

SOCMA Stewardship
Association launches its own environment, health, and safety program.

 
 
 

  Business  
  Business Concentrates

Symyx Technologies
Firm's audacious goal is to transform every step in the scientific experimentation process.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  Government Concentrates

Chemical Regulation
Governments cooperate on an official road map to managing chemicals safely.

Future Of Security
Academic labs lag behind chemical industry in addressing security concerns.

PubChem Debate
Officials from ACS and NIH continue to work to resolve differences over database.

Insights
Is it time to rethink the peer review system?

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  Science & Technology Concentrates

ACS Meeting Potpourri
Highlighted are antifogging glass, "ring-walking" metals, cysteine biosynthesis, and a unique polymer that detects explosives.

Mapping Tumor Proteins
Technique may help doctors diagnose and treat cancer patients.

Carbohydrates Synthesis
Researchers prepare complex oligosaccharide found in cell wall of the tuberculosis bacterium.

New Products
New And Notable In The Chemical Industry

 
 
 

  BOOKS  
 

Lavoisier's Legacy

 
 
 

  Career & Employment  
 

Drug Discovery
Job hunters can find pockets of opportunity at drug firms.

 
 
 

  ACS NEWS  
 

Scenes From The ACS Washington Meeting

Comment - Internet Voting An Option In ACS Race

 
 
 

  AWARDS  
 

Predocs Receive MEDI Fellowships

Nominations For 2006 ACS Division Of Medicinal Chemistry Award

 
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
  Letters

Newscripts

 
 
 


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COVER STORY
Agrochemical Research

NEWS OF THE WEEK
Forecasting Folds

NEWS OF THE WEEK
Cleaner Nylon

BUSINESS
Symyx Technologies

GOVERNMENT
Chemical Regulation

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Antifogging Glass

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Fluorescent Flowers