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Table Of Contents: Volume 83, Number 47: November 21, 2005

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Crisis And Courage

C&EN reporters interview students, professors, and chemical company employees affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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News of the Week

Complex Shapes Up

Method reveals shape and stoichiometry of a protein complex in single experiment.

Mercury Option

State and local regulators offer plan as alternative to Bush Administration rule.

BASF Research & Development

German chemical giant will spend $1.35 billion in 2006.

Utah Fights Nuclear Waste Storage In Court

State files lawsuit to keep the federal government from approving a private waste facility.

Japanese Firms Keep Improving

Most companies achieve strong operational performance during first half.

Natural Product's Target Identified

Bistramide A disrupts a protein involved in cell division and motion.

FDA Slammed On Contraceptive Case

Investigation hints that FDA decided to reject Plan B before advisors weighed in.

Catherine Hunt Is 2006 ACS President-Elect

Rohm and Haas executive to emphasize education, collaboration, innovation.

Chemical Regulation

Europe's REACH policy survives a crucial vote in European Parliament..

Business (Suscriber Content)

CPhI Promises A High-Tech Comeback

Contract manufacturers emphasize the need for greater process efficiency via breakthrough chemistry.

An Industry Siesta

The chemical industry in Mexico is trying to recover from a major setback in development.

Chemical Earnings Growth Slows

Hurricanes and high costs dampen third-quarter results for most U.S. firms.

Pfizer's Troubles Pull Down Drugmakers

Top U.S. company joins Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb in posting third-quarter sales declines.

Biotech Earnings Jump In Quarter

Genentech leads the biopharmaceutical sector to a strong third quarter.

Government & Policy (Suscriber Content)

Encouraging Team Science

OSTP is facilitating plans to have more than one PI named on a federally funded research grant.

Red Flag Research

Industry-sponsored academic research is heading down a treacherous path.

Science & Technology (Suscriber Content)

Better Control Of Batch Reactors

New heat-transfer technology takes temperature control of batch reactors to unprecedented level .

Digital Briefs

New Software and Websites for the Chemical Enterprise.

Education

Where Chemistry And Art Meet

Students investigate the intersection of art and science through study of color and pigments.

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