TABLE OF CONTENTS
February 7, 2000
Volume 78, Number 6
CENEAR 78 6 p. 3
ISSN 0009-2347

Quote of the Week

"People tend to forget that, in addition to integrating data sets and tools, the third thing that needs to be integrated is the actual people doing the work."

Manuel J. Gynias, president and CEO, NetGenics

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NEWS OF THE WEEK

CHEMICAL EARNINGS: 9
Positive fourth-quarter results are not enough to save 1999.

NUCLEAR BOMB WORKERS:   10
Government panel's finding of multiple excess cancers could lead to compensation.

CHIRALLY MODIFIED ZEOLITE: 10
Optically active amines inside zeolite lead to stereoselective photochemistry.

SCIENTISTS HONORED: 11
Winners of 1999 National Medals of Science and of Technology include three chemists.

BIOSAFETY PROTOCOL: 11
Agreement reached on regulating biotech organisms.

PROTEIN DELIVERY SYSTEM:   12
New technique produces rapid bursts of therapeutic agent from engineered cells.

BUSINESS

BUSINESS CONCENTRATES: 15

COVER STORY
BIOINFORMATICS: 19
Systems to integrate software and data are putting bioinformatics tools in the hands of drug researchers.

RESEARCH SPENDING: 33
Chemical producers will increase their R&D investment this year in hopes of hiking profitability.

CHIMEI'S NEW STRATEGY: 35
Producer of engineering plastics has begun producing flat-panel displays.

GOVERNMENT & POLICY

GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES:  36

CITIZEN SUIT VICTORY: 37
Supreme Court ruling makes it easier for citizen groups to file suits to enforce environmental laws.

PROTECTING HEALTH: 39
Pentagon gets advice from National Academies on protecting troops from harmful agents.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES:  40

IR AND RAMAN DIMENSIONS: 41
New multidimensional techniques complement NMR for elucidating structures of large molecules.

WHAT'S THAT STUFF?:   51
Process cheeses have become ubiquitous foodstuffs; just what are they?

ACS NATIONAL AWARDS
2000 WINNERS: 55
Schreiber, Somorjai, Stiefel, Truhlar, and Walker.

ACS NEWS
HONORING CARVER: 62
California's Santa Clara Valley Section honors chemist with a science fair, other activities.

THE DEPARTMENTS

   5 EDITOR'S PAGE

 52 SOFTWARE/ONLINE BRIEFS

 61 ACS COMMENT

 88 NEWSCRIPTS


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