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September 29, 2003
Volume 81, Number 39
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NEWS OF THE WEEK
EXPLODING DENDRIMERS
Single signal triggers dendrimers to release their drug payloads all at once.
CHEMICALS POLICY
European Commission softens draft regulations in response to pressure.
EPA CHIEF NOMINEE
Senate Democrats are blocking final vote on Michael Leavitt's confirmation.
PROTEIN DETECTION
Innovative DNA-based assay promises ultrasensitivity.
CURRENCY POLICY
Weakened U.S. dollar may benefit the chemical industry.
BIOTECH THAW
Product prospects mean more biotech companies are going public.
ZEOLITE SYNTHESIS
Recyclable structure-directing agents allow greener, more economical process.
CUSTOM CRYSTALS
Biomineralization method imprints features of biomolecules on inorganic structures.
BIODEFENSE DEFECTION
Researchers depart Johns Hopkins civilian biodefense center.

COVER STORY
SAFEGUARDING SECURITY
Maureen McCarthy, acting director of the Department of Homeland Security's Office of R&D, has a diverse portfolio.

BUSINESS
BUSINESS CONCENTRATES
DUPONT'S CENTRAL R&D
Experimental Station celebrates its 100th anniversary and refocuses for the future.
SOCMA'S ANNUAL MEETING
New president plans to take a more proactive stance in legislative and regulatory efforts.
SABIC IN EUROPE
Integration of petrochemicals arm of DSM is progressing according to plan

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES
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Proteins and proteomics dominate the meeting of mass spec community.
GREEN FOCUS
ACS presidential event highlights green chemistry and engineering's role in finding solutions to world problems.
HELICAL ASYMMETRY
Interactions between chiral molecules of similar helicity are favored over those between molecules of opposite helicity.
LIFE SCIENCES
New institute at the University of Michigan fosters interdisciplinary collaboration.
JACS AT 125
Irving Langmuir and Katharine Blodgett brought new depth to molecule-thick films with papers published in 1918 and 1935, respectively.

EDUCATION
GRAD SCHOOL & BEYOND
Special four-part supplement discusses whether a top 10 pedigree is needed for a faculty job, effects of new immigration rules on foreign grad students, programs to prepare future faculty, and postdocs in industry.

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