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Volume 85, Number 36: September 3, 2007

Cover Story

Biochemistry Of Memory

Researchers make progress in elucidating the complex mechanisms by which the brain processes and stores memories.

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News of the Week

When Organics Fail, Try Water

Ladder polyethers form readily from epoxides in water.

Lummus Global On The Move

Purchase by CB&I gives firm greater expertise in chemicals, oil, and gas.

Red Radiance

Researchers develop the brightest far-red fluorescent protein to date.

Probe Of NIEHS Head Broadens

Several internal inquiries and congressional probes have begun on ethics issues.

Changing Partners

Ahead of its sale to SABIC, GE Plastics is buying out its polycarbonate joint-venture partners.

Boom In Bottle Plastic

PET plant announcement raises question of oversupply.

Mercury Fulminate Revealed

Researchers finally determine X-ray structure of infamous explosive.

ACS News

ACS Elections

Candidates' election statements and backgrounds.

Education Supplement

The Annual Education Supplement

Introduction: Roads Less Taken.

Fellows Are An Independent Lot

Non-tenure-track research positions offer alternative career paths.

Wired For Learning

Teachers are tapping into youths' digital savvy to take science education into the future.

Community Launch Pads

Students find great value in low-cost, high-quality two-year colleges.

Chemistry Olympians: Where are they now?

Former team members reflect on the olympiad's lasting impact on their education and careers.

The Departments

Letters

Newscripts

People

Web Exclusive! Reel Science

Reel Science takes a bite out of "Jurassic Park."

» Business

September 3, 2007

Efforts To Clean The Huai Fail Again

Running through poor regions of China, the river suffers as short-term economic concerns take precedence.

Insights: Seeing The Forest At Pfizer

A radical knowledge-sharing initiative takes hold at the world's largest drugmaker.

Business Concentrates

» Government & Policy

September 3, 2007

Bisphenol A Vexations

Two government-convened panels reach nearly opposite conclusions on compound's health risks.

Government & Policy Concentrates


» Science & Technology

September 3, 2007

Mapping the Future of Catalysis R&D

Scientists and engineers gather to identify priority research areas.

Boston's Chemistry Smorgasbord

ACS meeting in Boston spotlights polyethylene synthesis, bile acid analysis, a new dialysis membrane, plastic plumbing woes, and calcium fluoride precursors.

Conservation at Arm's Length

Researchers at IUPAC congress advocate a measured approach to the conservation of cultural artifacts.

New Products

New and notable in the chemical industry.

Science & Technology Concentrates


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