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Volume 85, Number 44: October 29, 2007

Cover Story

Reining in Ripening

Researchers are learning to control key biochemical processes that affect the quality of fruits and vegetables.

Cover: iStockphoto/Hugo Chang

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News of the Week

Membrane Protein Analyzed

New techniques could help make receptor structures more accessible.

Acquisitive Action In Japan

Agchem and pharma deals run counter to business culture.

Rate Of CO2 Rise Accelerates

Economic growth and reduced uptake by ocean and land are responsible.

New Mass Spec Technique

Method eliminates need for sample preparation.

Environmental Lawsuit

Jury orders DuPont to pay $196 million in damages.

Sugar Picker

Synthetic receptor selects cellobiose out of a sugary mix.

Observing Single Enzymes At Work

Method captures the interaction between a single enzyme molecule and its inhibitor.

The Departments



» Business

October 29, 2007

ChIna’s Cancer Villages

Their water contaminated by industry, farmers in dozens of villages in China die prematurely.

In The Pink

Seemingly lucrative fish-coloring business proves hard for newcomers to crack.

Business Concentrates

» Government & Policy

October 29, 2007

Capturing Carbon And Saving Coal

Electric utilities face a tangle of choices when figuring how to pull CO2 from coal-fired plants.

Government & Policy Concentrates

» Science & Technology

October 29, 2007

Butt In To Butt Out

Cigarette butts top the litter charts, but a healthy sense of outrage could snuff these eyes.

Breaking The Chiral Barrier

Chemically manipulating crystallization kinetics yields enantiopure products.

Inside Instrumentation

Technology and business news for the laboratory world.

Science & Technology Concentrates

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