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September 1, 2003
Volume 81, Number 35
CENEAR 81 35 p. 1

NEWS OF THE WEEK
SUGARY PROTEINS
Genetically engineered yeast produce humanized homogeneously glycosylated proteins.
SCHERING-PLOUGH CUTS DEEPEN
CEO Fred Hassan marks 100 days at helm of drug firm with more cost reductions, attrition.
SHUTTLE ACCIDENT
Investigation board calls for changes in NASA's culture.
CLEAN AIR ACT
In a new regulation, EPA expands routine maintenance exemption.
POLICY PROBE
Administration's energy policy is based largely on industry input, GAO says.
GERMANY PIQUES DRUG FIRMS
Health care reforms will reduce R&D investments in Germany.
CURRY VERSUS CANCER
Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, inhibits a key enzyme.
SEXY THIOPHENES
Location of fluorinated components controls semiconductor behavior.
NEW INSTITUTE HEAD
Biophysical chemist Jeremy Berg is tapped to head NIH's National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

COVER STORY
NANOTECHNOLOGY
Chemical and materials firms hope to reap big rewards from nanoscience.

BUSINESS
BUSINESS CONCENTRATES
PEPTIDE SUPPORT SYSTEMS
Rohm and Haas's new resin line targets large-scale, solid-phase peptide synthesis.
VIRTUAL PHARMA
Owning neither lab nor production facility, Japanese company provides drug development capabilities.

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES
NEW SOURCE REVIEW
Federal judge rules that coal-fired plant must abide by Clean Air Act, regardless of Bush Administration's stance.
CHEMICAL WEAPONS
Army's program to destroy the nation's chemical arsenal is plagued by expensive problems.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES
SUPERPARAMAGNETIC
Researchers trap nanoscale-sized magnets within beautiful purple glass.
ELECTROCHEMICAL LOGIC
New chip combines microfluidics and electrochemistry to create logic gates.
CHEMICAL PROTEOMICS
Technique maps phosphorylation sites in proteins.
DIGITAL BRIEFS
New Software and Websites for the Chemical Enterprise

ACS COMMENT
PROJECT SEED CELEBRATES ITS 35TH ANNIVERSARY

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BUSINESS
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NEW SOURCE REVIEW

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