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Volume 86, Number 6: February 11, 2008

Cover Story

Personalized Medicine

Armed with the decoded human genome, drug researchers and clinicians are working to close the gap between patient and therapy.

In The Freezer

Cancer Initiatives

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News of the Week

Patchy Increases For R&D

Proposed research funding is way up for some agencies, down for others.

Amgen, Takeda Ink Big Licensing Deal

$1 billion pact gives Takeda dibs on 13 molecules in Japan.

Tail-Pipe Cleanup

Sensing technology is key to reducing pollutants from cars, study shows.

Reaction Control

Selective bond breaking achieved with methane on a surface.

Venture Capital

BASF backs $100 million Japanese investment fund.

How An Anti-HIV Drug Sidesteps Resistance

Inhibitor modifies its shape to accommodate changes in enzyme conformation. With Video

ACS Enhances Its Toxicology Journal

Chemical Research in Toxicology now carries news and a more international flavor.

Banks Set Guides For Power Plantsp

To chemical industry's detriment, new rules for lending favor gas-based electricity.

Clean Catalysis

Environmentally friendly synthesis of niacin generates less inorganic waste.


Exposing Chemistry

Book spells out the differences between the U.S. and Europe regarding chemical regulation.

ACS News

ACS Comment

Get ready for New Orleans.

235th ACS National Meeting

235th National Meeting

Preliminary program, technical program summary and general meeting info for April 6–10 in New Orleans.

Reel Science


The Insider.

The Departments




» Business

February 11, 2008

Color Challenge

P&G banks on new hair coloring chemistry to reinvigorate a mature market.

Venture Funds Turn to Cleantech

Investors see profits in solar power, renewable fuels, and energy storage.

Business Concentrates

» Government & Policy

February 11, 2008

Balancing Energy Needs and Safety

Push to boost natural gas production gives rise to environmental concerns.

Water Safety

Diesel fuel in hydraulic fracturing threatens aquifers.Web Exclusive

Research Trends

"Science & Engineering Indicators" report shows that basic research is hurting.

Government & Policy Concentrates

» Science & Technology

February 11, 2008

Is Peer Review Honest?

Although hard evidence of reviewer impropriety is scarce, suspicions plague junior faculty.

In Search of Concrete Evidence

Materials scientist suggests parts of the Egyptian pyramids were made from reconstituted limestone.

Flu Virus Proton Channel Analyzed

Structures of key surface protein suggest different drug mechanisms.

Anticancer Agent Created, Corrected

Two neopeltolide total syntheses lead to its structural reassignment.

Digital Briefs

New software and websites for the chemical enterprise.

Science & Technology Concentrates

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