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Volume 85, Number 11: March 12, 2007

Cover Story

Chinese Pharma

Infusions of talent and money spur China's pharmaceutical industry onto the world scene.

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News of the Week

Snapshots Of A Membrane Protein

First glimpses of cell-wall-forming enzyme will aid search for new antibiotics.

China Admits Setback

Premier vows country will try harder to meet environmental goals.

Made-To-Order Histones

Method for installing methyl marks will shed light on DNA packaging.

DOE Plans New Nuclear Bomb

Lawrence Livermore will engineer new weapons.

REACH's Impacts

Europe's new chemicals regulation will increase business risks for industry, report says.

Treatment For Alcohol Abuse

Experimental drug curbs excessive alcohol use in rats.

Elsevier Acquires Beilstein Database

Publisher purchases organic chemistry database from its partner.

Silicon From Sea Life

Reduction transforms algae's silica skeletons into high-tech material

Conflict of Interest

Consulting firm assisting review of bisphenol A risks also works for compound's manufacturers.


Business Concentrates

Opportunity Knocks

Sigma-Aldrich finds success in its measured move into custom manufacturing.

Shaping Up

Commodity chemical divestments leave Huntsman a more specialized firm.

Klaus Engel

New Degussa Chairman is hunting for growth opportunities.

Government & Policy

Government & Policy Concentrates

Chemical Exposures

Unusual cross-disciplinary meeting explores effects of environmental compounds on human development and reproduction.

Science & Technology

Science & Technology Concentrates

Giving Proper Credit

Ethics violations by a chemist in Sweden highlight science's unpreparedness to deal with misconduct.

Inside Instrumentation

Equipment makers offer lab asset management services to assist customers.

What's That Stuff? Amber

Fossilized resin from trees is prized for its use in jewelry and science.


Because They're Worth It

L'Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Awards honor five international senior researchers.

Pearlman Wins Herman Skolnik Award

Pearce, Lehner Receive H. F. Mark Medals

Royal Society of Chemistry Awards Honorary Fellowships

Marletta Wins Gustavus John Esselen Award

ACS News

Comment - Employment Benefits: Changes And Challenges

Committee On Science

Technology tools are key to moving national meeting content beyond the meeting rooms.


Overlooked Opportunities In Government

Attention B.S. and M.S. chemists: Uncle Sam wants you! If you haven't heard that, you're not alone.

The Departments



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