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Table Of Contents: Volume 84, Number 32: August 7, 2006

COVER STORY

Battling Breast Cancer

By targeting multiple HER-family receptors, small-molecule drugs could fill the therapeutic gaps left by Herceptin.

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News of the Week

The Next Step In Obesity Vaccines

Ghrelin vaccine permits male rats to gain less weight on usual diet.

Pfizer Names New CEO

Sudden switch comes amid mounting shareholder pressure.

Senate Approves Offshore Drilling

Chemical makers say bill could provide new supplies of natural gas and lower prices..

House Committee Passes Chemical Plant Security Bill

High-risk chemical plants would have to implement inherently safer technologies; states could set stricter standards.

Chemical Plant Blast

Explosion at a fluorobenzene facility kills 22 people and injures 29 others.

Portable MRI

Optical magnetometer detects magnetic resonance image of flowing water.

Robust Growth

European chemical industry enjoys strong second-quarter earnings.

Desperate Cooling Measure Is Aired

Artificial injections of sulfur into the stratosphere would cool Earth, scientist suggests.

Hearing Reviews Federal Chemical Rules

Senate committee examines EPA's regulation of toxic industrial chemicals.

Business (Subscriber Content)

Price Fixers Beware

The European Union explores ways to make it easier for cartel victims to recover damages.

Improving Profitability

Newly independent from Total, Arkema pushes to boost performance, raise profits.

Firms, Stock Analysts Should Take A Long View

Companies should end quarterly earnings guidance and focus on long term, business group says.

Government & Policy (Subscriber Content)

Pork-Barrel Science

Congressionally legislated programs and projects circumvent traditional competitive grant process.

Science & Technology (Subscriber Content)

A Boost For Biosensors

Beefing up signal of FRET kinase biosensors makes inexpensive high-throughput screening possible.

Digital Briefs

New software and websites for the chemical enterprise.

Employment

Class Of 2005 Salaries & Jobs

Chemists' starting salaries are up a notch from 2004, but employment scene remains below par.

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