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May 29, 2000
Volume 78, Number 22
CENEAR 78 22 p. 3

NEWS OF THE WEEK
U.S.-China Trade
U.S. chemical makers expect to reap huge gains from House vote.
Bifunctional Antibiotics
Novel agents have potential to disarm bacterial resistance mechanisms.
More on Scotchgard
3M-conducted rat study raised EPA concerns about health effects.
Assessing Dioxin Risk
Unreviewed, leaked EPA study says cancer risk is high.
Protease Inhibitors
HIV/AIDS drugs block glucose transport in cells, leading to side effects.
Wanna Bet?
Wages are being placed on the number of genes in the human genome.
Clean Air Rule Review
Supreme Court will decide if EPA exceeded its authority to regulate.
BUSINESS
Business Concentrates
COVER STORY
Adhesives
Global formulators try to grow by acquisitions, manufacturing consolidation, and new products.
E-Business
Fine and custom chemical producers have a mostly positive outlook.
Biobased Economy
Significant fraction of fuels, chemicals, and materials should come from biomass in this century.
Urethanes
Bayer, Dow Chemical give 60-year-old industry a rejuvenating boost.
Behind the Sale
Why BF Goodrich's Performance Materials unit is on the block.
GOVERNMENT & POLICY
Government Concentrates
Toxics Release Inventory
Chemical producers are no longer the biggest emitters.
USDA's Competitive Grants
National Research Initiative is still limping along with a fraction of its recommended budget.
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
Science/Technology Concentrates
ESR for Peptides
Electron spin resonance with unnatural amino acid as a spin label provides a new twist for structural analysis.
Science Insights
Strong actions are needed to eliminate tuberculosis in the U.S. by 2035.
EDUCATION
The New Master's
Sloan Foundation is sponsoring professional degree programs as alternatives to a Ph.D.
BOOKS
"Between Politics & Science"
Understanding the federal research system means going back to the post-World War II "social contract."
"The Transuranium People"
Pays tribute to those who discovered new elements.
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