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Volume 85, Number 45: November 5, 2007

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Employment Outlook

Timing looks good for chemists entering the job market; experts offer advice for those making workplace transitions.

Market Gathers Strength
Cultural Chameleons
Bench To Management
Industry To Academia
Academics Weigh In

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News of the Week

Critical Reaction To Research Initiative

Dow's UC Berkeley program raises faculty hackles.

Silencing Staph

Antibody blocks pathogen communication.

Fuel-Reprocessing Plan Takes A Hit

National Research Council urges cuts for DOE's Global Nuclear Energy Partnership.

Probing Friction's Origins

Isotope method zeroes in on vibrations of surface atoms.

Tough PET Market

Wellman, Eastman reevaluate their options in the tough PET market.

BP Settles U.S. Charges

British energy giant to pay record criminal fine for Clean Air Act violations.

Catalyst Oxidizes Selectively

Iron-based catalyst targets specific C–H bonds in complex molecules.

Earnings Are Still Growing

For most companies reporting, third-quarter results rise over last year's.

Arthur Kornberg Dies At 89

Nobel Laureate was first to synthesize DNA.

The Departments

Newscripts

» Business

November 5, 2007

Medical Polymers Renaissance

Despite potential liabilities, new suppliers of medical device polymers enter the market.

C&EN Talks With: Christopher Lipinski

Originator of 'The Rule of Five' reflects on 10 years of drug development under its influence.

Business Concentrates

» Government & Policy

November 5, 2007

U.S. Actions On Greenhouse Gases

Profound changes in U.S. policies are likely in the next year or two.

Government & Policy Concentrates

» Science & Technology

November 5, 2007

Catalysis in Scandinavia

Regional history and present-day activity tie Nordic countries to catalytic chemistry.

Academic R&D Spending Trends

Chemical research sector grew 3.6% in 2005, well below the overall 5.8% expansion for science and engineering.With Web Exclusive Tables

New Neutron-Rich Isotopes Discovered

Magnesium and aluminum isotopes push the limits of nuclear stability.

Science & Technology Concentrates

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