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April 26, 2004
Vol. 82, Iss. 17

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  Table of Contents
April 26, 2004
Volume 82, Number 17
p. 1
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
CARBOHYDRATE CALCULATIONS
Despite their complexity, carbohydrates are finally yielding to the power of computational chemistry.
  COVER: A carbohydrate segment (red) from the capsule of group B Streptococcus binds to a monoclonal antibody (blue and green). Courtesy of Robert Woods  

  Latest News  
  NANOTUBE FIBERS
Single-step method spins hollow nanotube fibers from a variety of materials.

LUBRIZOL BUY
Acquisition of Noveon will create a $3.2 billion lubricant additives and specialty chemicals business.

CATALYSTS DEAL
Albemarle to acquire Akzo's catalyst business for $750 million.

CHEMICAL WEAPONS INSPECTION
Scheduling foul-up led Rhodia to deny access to international inspectors.

INDUSTRIAL BIOTECH
Conference in Orlando, Fla., links scientists, business executives, and nonprofit advocacy groups.

DYNAMIT SALE
Investment firm KKR buys four of Dynamit Nobel's chemical businesses for $2.7 billion.

CURRY'S PROMISE
Curcumin could be the basis for cystic fibrosis therapies.

PUBLIC SERVICE
ACS recognizes three public servants for their contributions to science and public policy.

NEW NAS MEMBERS
At annual meeting, academy elects 72 new members and 18 foreign associates.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

WUHAN REVIVAL
Central Chinese city is expanding beyond its academic roots, attracting chemical and drug producers.

PROFITS FROM PLANTS
New technology-transfer firm commercializes university plant genetics research.

KRATON POLYMERS
Shell Chemicals spin-off business believes it has the best of both worlds.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

NUCLEAR WASTE
Railroads will move radioactive waste across the U.S. to Yucca Mountain.

CHILDHOOD HEALTH STUDY
Dearth of federal funding threatens to put largest study of childhood diseases on hold.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

BACTERIAL CELLULOSE
Fiber's unique properties lead to potential use in electronic paper and wound care.

WHAT'S THAT STUFF?
Kitty litter choices range from simple clays to silica gels to plant-derived alternatives.

ARNOLD L. RHEINGOLD
Prolific crystallographer has produced some 6,000 crystal structures.

DIGITAL BRIEFS

 
 
 

  Education  
  ETHICS EDUCATION
Colleges make an effort to fit research ethics into the curriculum.
 
 
 

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78TH ACS COLLOID & SURFACE SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM

 
 
 

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