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  Table of Contents
March 29, 2004
Volume 82, Number 13
p. 1
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
2004 PRIESTLEY MEDALIST
Nobel Prize winner E. J. Corey is honored for his profound contributions to organic chemistry and biomedical sciences.
  COVER: © 2004 Rick Friedman  

  Latest News  
  MARS BEACH
Rover Opportunity has been sitting on the shore of an ancient, briny sea.

CIBA BUYING BINGE
Swiss firm agrees to pay about $580 million for Raisio Chemicals.

CRITICAL ASSETS
Department of Homeland Security wants buffer zone protection for facilities.

NEW FUEL CELLS
Innovation allows microfluidic effects to separate reagents.

DOW CORNING
Last major obstacle to silicone breast implant settlement cleared.

PURSUING AVENTIS
Novartis study supports a merger with Aventis, if only the French government will stay out.

PRION SYNTHESIS
Researchers use structural insights to synthesize artificial yeast prions.

NOSING AROUND
Researchers find no evidence to support vibrational theory of smell.

TESTING CATTLE
Two rapid tests for detecting BSE have been approved by USDA.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

INVESTING IN CHINA
Chongqing has become an attractive market for both Chinese and foreign chemical firms.

GERMAN EARNINGS
BASF, Bayer, and Degussa see modest recovery in Asia and the U.S. but not yet in Europe.

CUSTOMIZED TiO2
DuPont launches a prototype production facility for titanium dioxide that's more than a white pigment.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

CHEMICAL GENOMICS
Chemistry and biology are once again coming together to address challenging biological systems.

POPS TREATY
Congress debates how the U.S. should implement the persistent organic pollutants global pact.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

PITTCON 2004
Marked by an improved business climate and increased attendance, this year's show highlighted innovative products and covered advances in research on breath analysis, aptamers, ancient DNA, and more.

INSIGHTS
Emotions and beliefs can affect our objective judgment based on sound science.

 
 
 


  C&EN ONLINE EXCLUSIVE  
  DOWN THE YANGTZE
C&EN's Asia-Pacific correspondent reports on today's China as he continues down the Yangtze River.

AHA! MOMENTS: ROBERT R. BREAKER
Why doesn't nature use RNA molecules to sense specific metabolites and thus regulate gene expression? Nature does, Breaker thought, but no one realized it.

 
 
 


  ACS NEWS  
  2002 CHEMISTRY GRADS
Although numbers of B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. graduates dropped from 2001, they are still near longer term averages.

COMMENT: GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE AND CITIZEN CHEMISTS

 
 
 

  Editor's Page  
  REDESIGNED AND REFOCUSED
C&EN Online revamps its look and focuses on the latest news of the chemical enterprise.
 
 
 
  DEPARTMENTS  
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