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May 3, 2004
Vol. 82, Iss. 18

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  Table of Contents
May 3, 2004
Volume 82, Number 18
p. 1
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
PERSONAL CARE
Cosmetic makers seek new ingredients and formulations to mitigate effects of aging; FDA scrutinizes claims of therapeutic benefits.
  COVER: Photodisc  

  Latest News  
  MATERIALS COMPATIBILITY
Laser patterning enables combinations of materials en route to complex structures.

EARNINGS SURGE
Chemical makers report strong growth in the quarter, results they've been waiting for.

REGULATING MERCURY
State environment officials urge EPA to toughen mercury air emissions proposal.

WINNING AVENTIS
Sweetened Sanofi bid captures Aventis, creating the world's third-largest drug company.

SCIENCE AWARDS
Mary L. Good is among the recipients of 2004 National Science Board/NSF honors.

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
Philips researchers boost efficiency of polymer organic light-emitting diodes.

METAL MOVERS
Carbon nanotubes can act as conveyor belts for tiny droplets of molten metal.

OLEFINS SPIN-OFF
BP plans a separate company for its olefins and derivatives unit.

CHEMICAL TESTING
Regulators say they will pursue genomics testing of chemical groupings.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

NANJING'S RISE
City officials extend the red carpet to the chemical industry.

HARNESSING CHINA
Chinese chemical producers have many strengths to share with foreign firms.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

R&D FORUM
AAAS meeting highlights factors that project a dismal outlook for U.S. science enterprise.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

DESIGNER LIQUIDS
Ionic liquids find diverse applications in polymer science.

CHEMISTRY OF CHOLESTEROL
Lipid plays a crucial role in cell membranes.

SILKEN SECRETS
New model for protein assembly is based on silkworm cocoons.

 
 
 

  Education  
  UNDERGRAD RESEARCH
Successful strategies incorporate lab experience in the undergrad curriculum.

NOBCChE
This year's meeting in San Diego had something for all generations.

 
 
 

  Employment  
  COMBINATORIAL CHEMISTRY
Techniques are incorporated into the routine work of drug discovery.
 
 
 

  ACS News  
  2003 Chemvention Contest Wraps

NCW Poster Contest Winners Announced

CHF Debuts Exhibit On Women In Chemistry

 
 
 

  Editor's Page  
  Lessons Of Leaves
 
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
  LETTERS

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NEWSCRIPTS

 
 
 



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