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RNA Holds Key to Protein Synthesis
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Encouraging Entrepreneurs
2000 Salary & Employment Survey
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Building Better Carotenoids
Table of Contents
August 14, 2000
Volume 78, Number 33
CENEAR 78 33 p. 3

NEWS OF THE WEEK
RNA Key to Protein Synthesis
Crystallographers get atomic-scale look at ribosome subunit.
German Chemical Earnings
BASF, Bayer, Celanese, and SKW all had a good first half.
Nuclear Waste
Job of safeguarding nuclear weapon waste could last thousands of years.
New Catalyst Mimics Nature
Synthetic iron-oxo comples is stable enough to be characterized.
R&D Budget 2001
OSTP charges Congress with short-changing science
Molecular Machine
Three single strands of DNA combine to form "tweezers."
BUSINESS
Business Concentrates
Bridging the Venture Gap
Research Corporation Technologies helps institutions commercialize inventions.
Rohm and Haas's Electronics
Specialty firm has become a major player in the electronic materials business.
E-Business
New C&EN department keeps abreast of e-marketplaces, research, and technology transfer
GOVERNMENT & POLICY
Government Concentrates
Chemical Safety Board
Despite a checkered history, support remains for rejuvenated board.
Dioxins Re-evaluated
Scientific panel says EPA's draft risk assessment overstates cancer risk.
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
Science/Technology Concentrates
Electronic Journals
Young German and U.S. chemists gather at a monastery in Germany to discuss cutting-edge research.
Carotenoids
Three research groups developed genetic engineering techniques to obtain these colorful antioxidants.
Protein Interactions
Atomic force microscopy yields dramatic movies of protein molecules.
Explosive Cation Tamed
Stable salt of N5+ has been prepared and crystallographically characterized.
What's That Stuff?
From ancient Egypt to dollar bills, people have relied on paper.
EDUCATION
Canadian Chemists Reach Out
McGill University's Office of Chemistry & Society informs the public.
COVER STORY
2000 Salary Survey
ACS members post modest annual salary gains; a small improvement is observed in the job market.
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