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Table Of Contents: Volume 84, Number 27: July 3, 2006

COVER STORY

Elias A. Zerhouni

NIH director has steered agency through congressional inquiries and paltry budget increases with bold actions to position agency for future.

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News of the Week

Supreme Court to Review CO2 Lawsuit

Case challenges EPA refusal to limit greenhouse gas emissions from autos.

Pfizer Is Selling OTC Unit To J&J

Deal leaves drug giant to focus on prescription pharmaceuticals business.

Evolving Access

Publishers experiment with immediate open access to articles if author pays.

Polymer Feedstock Made From Biomass

Method effectively converts fructose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural.

Pliva's Saga Takes Another Turn

Barr offers $2.2 billion for Croatian generics maker; Actavis ups the ante.

NRC Approves New Enrichment Plant

Foreign-owned nuclear fuel facility would be first of its type to be built in U.S.

Presidential Awards

Honors recognize chemical innovations that promote pollution prevention and sustainability.

Mimicking Enzyme Oxidation

Dimanganese catalyst targets specific C-H bonds using molecular recognition.

Swift Changes Follow Engelhard Takeover

CEO Barry W. Perry has resigned, among other changes.

Business (Subscriber Content)

Changing Course

While Indian custom manufacturers push into the West, Degussa stakes out territory in Asia.

Sweet Home, Chicago

Plastics makers used NPE 2006 as a forum to reveal big plans.

C&EN Talks With Robert L. Wood

Setbacks aside, Chemtura CEO still expects firm to be the best U.S. specialty company.

Government & Policy (Subscriber Content)

Terrorism And The Chemical Industry

Study suggests Homeland Security Department support a panoply of research to protect this sector.

Hearings Probe Fraud In Silicosis Lawsuits

Evidence in Texas implies many asbestos exposure cases may also be invalid.

Science & Technology (Subscriber Content)

Mood Of Optimism Reigns At ACHEMA

Frankfurt chemical process industries trade fair attracts increased number of exhibitors.

ACHEMA 2006 Highlights Analysis, Automation

Frankfurt trade fair features wide range of instrumentation for process industries.

Minimizing Drug Toxicity

Conference spotlights advances in mechanistic studies and in methods to predict toxicity.

Piercing The Veil Of Creativity

Conference shows that teachable tools, not just serendipity, can stimulate innovation.

Digital Briefs

New Software and Websites for the Chemical Enterprise.

ACS News

Noble Gas Reactivity Research Honored

International Historic Chemical Landmark marks Neil Bartlett's discovery of noble gas reactivity.

Awards

Pivotal Publications

New awards program honors institutions that have nurtured breakthrough discoveries.

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