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Volume 85, Number 24: June 11, 2007

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CAS Special Issue

A Century of CAS

For 100 years, the Chemical Abstracts Service has kept the world’s scientists abreast of chemical advances. C&EN recounts the time in a four part story plus two web exclusive features.

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News of the Week

Somorjai Is Named 2008 Priestley Medalist

ACS recognizes UC Berkeley professor for contributions to surface science and catalysis.

Combating Cancer

Data for approved drugs dominate at clinical oncologists' meeting.

To Dredge Or Not To Dredge

Study recommends alternatives and better monitoring of dredged waterways.

Harvard Licenses Nanotech Patents

Nano–Terra gets Whitesides nanofabrication portfolio.

Pesticides Block Chemical Communication In Crops

Soil contaminants may inhibit symbiotic nitrogen fixation by plants.

Climate-Change Issues Heat Up G-8 Talks

Rift between U.S. and Germany remains stark at start of summit.

Curtain Finally Rises on Europe's REACH Program

Some 30,000 chemicals and compounds will be affected by the EU's regulatory program.

EPA Limits Implicated In Eye Infections

Reduced use of drinking water disinfectants may lead to more microbes, contact lens problems, researchers claim.

Biotech Firm Amgen to Acquire Chemistry-Based Start-Ups

World's largest biotech firm is spending about $720 million to buy two small-molecule drugmakers.


Business Concentrates

Millipore,The Enabler

Four acquisitions have taken the firm beyond filtration and deep into life sciences services.

Government & Policy

Government & Policy Concentrates

Weighing Obviousness

The U.S. Supreme Court issues a decision that may make it more difficult to patent some inventions.

Science & Technology

Science & Technology Concentrates

Counterfeiting Countermeasures

Chemistry could play a major role in future deterrents against currency fraud.

Digital Briefs

New software and websites for the chemical enterprise.

C&EN Special Issue

» CAS at 100

A Century of CAS

For 100 years, the Chemical Abstracts Service has kept the world's scientists abreast of chemical advances.

CAS Surveys Its First 100 Years

As it enters its second century, Chemical Abstracts Service continues its tradition of innovation.

The Incredible Vastness of Data

In the hands of CAS, a morass of data points ends up telling epic research stories, page by page.

At the Cusp of a New Century

Chemical Abstracts Service adapts to change and continues its mission as it enters its second century.

The Faces of CAS: Past and Present

Volunteers, retirees and current staffers share their thoughts on the success of CAS: it is the people.

CAS Timeline

100 years of progress from volunteers and index cards to cutting edge computers, see the progress of CAS.

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