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Table Of Contents: Volume 84, Number 18: May 1, 2006

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As they launch commercial products, companies wrestle with health, safety, and other concerns and issues.


News of the Week

New Routes To Tamiflu Emerge

Research groups in the U.S. and Japan develop routes that avoid shikimic acid.

Academy Elects New Members

NAS elects 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 16 countries.

Campaign To Save Sussex Chemistry Intensifies

Chemists at British university aim to raise over $2 million to support and maintain their department.

Costs Still Pinch Chemical Firms

Earnings are up at most companies, but material and energy increases hurt growth

FDA Criticized On Drug Safety Monitoring

Government Accountability Office says FDA's system for tracking drugs is 'broken'.

Facilities Opt For Safer Technologies

Concerns about terrorism prod plants to move to safer materials and processes

ACS Honors Service

Society's coveted Public Service Award goes to two congressmen, NSF director.

Anthrax Destroyer

A viral enzyme is found to kill anthrax by punching a hole in its cell wall

Industry Challenges 'Public Nuisance' Ruling

Chemical manufacturers say California court ruling could subject industry to open-ended product liability

Business (Subscriber Content)

Lonza Ups The Ante

After years of calculated but risky investments, Lonza finds the cards stacked in its favor.


Ethical questions abound when considering a future in which human biology, information technology, and nanorobotics merge.

Government & Policy (Subscriber Content)

Congress Weighs Energy R&D Unit

Bills would create a high-risk research agency in bid to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign energy sources

Science & Technology (Subscriber Content)

Vintage Chemistry

The color changes that occur as wine ages are due to complex chemistry involving many compounds.

Big Molecules In Space

Prebiotic molecules in interstellar space are hard to detect and study, but astrochemists are closing in.

Digital Briefs

New Software and Websites for the Chemical Enterprise.


ACS News

Silver Anniversary for Chinese Society

Chinese-American Chemical Society celebrates 25 years of good food and good friendships.

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