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Table Of Contents: Volume 84, Number 40: October 2, 2006

COVER STORY

Mass Spec Tackles Proteins

Mass spectrometry shines in applications from proteomics to structural biology, but challenges remain.

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News of the Week

Membrane Close-Up

Mass spec technique images lipid bilayer with better than 100-nm resolution.

UCB To Acquire Schwarz Pharma

Multi-billion-dollar purchase continues European drug industry consolidation.

Major Changes Needed In Drug Safety System

Institute of Medicine calls for serious overhaul to improve FDA's monitoring of approved drugs.

Nanoscale Copies

Parallel method makes 55,000 copies of minuscule pattern in minutes.

Earth's Temperature At Highest Level In 12,000 Years

Climate may soon be as warm as it was 1 million years ago.

Plant Security

Congress grants DHS authority to develop chemical plant antiterrorism protections.

Anthrax Redux

FBI scientist says powders in 2001 attacks contain pure, but untreated spores.

Prey's Perfume

Parasitic plant relies on volatiles to track down suitable hosts.

Huntsman Sale

Firm agrees to sell European petrochemicals business to SABIC for $700 million

Business (Subscriber Content)

Solar Market Powers Silicon

Polysilicon shortages are boon to manufacturers, bane of solar energy industry.

Making Proteins

Companies tackle challenge of scaling up production of biopharmaceuticals.

C&EN Talks With Wally Gilbert

A biotechnology pioneer takes on the big picture.

Government & Policy (Subscriber Content)

Dead Zone

Task force seeks advice on how to reduce and control Gulf of Mexico's low-oxygen zone.

Science & Technology (Subscriber Content)

Neuron Activation

Scientists crack how a family of brain cell receptors receives and responds to chemical signals.

Measuring Natural Disasters' Punch

Scientists cite baseline environmental data as key to assessing hurricanes' impact.

Books

A Methanol Proposal

"BEYOND OIL AND GAS: The Methanol Economy"

ACS News

Percy Julian, The Movie

Upcoming film celebrates the life and career of a pioneering African American chemist.

Awards

NIH Announces 2006 Pioneer Award Recipients

Five-year, $2.5 million grants support highly innovative research.

Three Share Lasker Prize

Blackburn, Greider, and Szostak are honored for telomerase research.

Meetings

Editor's Page

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