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April 5, 2004
Vol. 82, Iss. 14

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  Table of Contents
April 5, 2004
Volume 82, Number 14
p. 3
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
PHARMA OUTSOURCING
Four case studies of outsourcing relationships show that good service is rewarded with repeat business.
  COVER: Ultrafine photo  

  Latest News  
  BUYING MILLENNIUM
Lyondell purchase will create third largest publicly traded U.S. chemical company.

ACS MEETING WRAP
Nanotechnology was a major theme of the society's well-attended spring meeting.

ACS AWARDS
Janan Hayes Recognized For Service.

LAB-ON-A-CHIP
New microfluidic device allows complete DNA analysis at low cost.

METHYL BROMIDE
U.N. continues exemptions to developed countries but stresses need for replacements.

PRIESTLEY MEDALIST
After 50 years, George Olah is still excited by and active in chemistry teaching and research.

NANOTOXIC
Brain damage and other physical distress appear in study of nanoparticles in aquatic species.

AMGEN GROWTH
Buying Tularik for $1.3 billion moves Amgen into small-molecule therapies.

WORLD TRADE CENTER DUST
Experts struggle to clear up persistent health problems linked to the disaster.

PARSONS AWARD
North Carolina State University Chancellor Marye Anne Fox is cited for outstanding public service.

DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS
Researchers call on chemistry to clear confusion, determine quality of herbal products.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

MEMBRANE EXTRACTION TECHNOLOGY
Start-up firm MET has established organic solvent nanofiltration, plans to spread technology.

NEW BUSINESS MODEL
Marketing association members examine how to use the latest business tools to boost the bottom line.

FROM THE YANGTZE
Young CEO pledges to revitalize a struggling specialty chemicals firm in central China.

ECONOMIC DATA
Problems with the North American Industry Classification System haven't gone away.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

TOXICITY STUDIES
New model for extrapolating low-dose effects from high-dose tests sparks debate.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

THINKING GREEN
Benign and sustainable chemistry is on the minds of many in the U.K.

HISTONE PROTEOMICS
Researchers use a mass spectrometer and database searching to characterize intact proteins.

WHAT'S THAT STUFF?
Special adhesive developed by 3M has led to ubiquitous and indispensable sticky notes.

 
 
 

  C&EN ONLINE EXCLUSIVE  
  POVERTY AND PROGRESS IN HUNAN PROVINCE
A hellish road trip precedes a runaround in Yueyang.

MAKING ELECTRONIC PAPER
Researchers embed bacterial cellulose with electronic dye.

TOP U.S. INSPECTOR BRIEFS CONGRESS
Lack of cooperation thwarts effort to define suspected arms programs.

THE INSIDE STORY ON FACULTY RECRUITING
Graduate students and postdocs hear how to land a position as a professor.

 
 
 

  Education  
  FOREIGN STUDENT VISAS
C&EN survey finds significant delays and application declines for U.S. chemistry departments.

NANOKIDS
Project uses "character" molecules to draw students into science.

 
 
 

  Editor's Page  
  THE NEXT BIG THING  
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
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