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May 10, 2004
Vol. 82, Iss. 19

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  Table of Contents
May 10, 2004
Volume 82, Number 19
p. 3
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
PROTEIN DRUGS
Rapid transformation in business and research has turned large drug firms into biotech players, while contract service firms move into life-cycle management.
  COVER: Photodisc  

  Latest News  
  BIODEFENSE STRATEGY
New biodefense labs are going up, along with concerns about safety and costs.

SAUDI SHOOTING
Terrorist incident at Yanbu petrochemical facility may affect other joint ventures in the region.

PLASTIC OCEANS
Environmental study finds microscopic bits of plastics are accumulating in oceans.

COPPER BOUND
NO and O2 bind to copper in metalloenzymes in ways never before seen in nature.

NUCLEAR POWER
Consortia seek federal help in obtaining permits for a new generation of plants.

RESPONSIBLE CARE
New ACC website will give company data on health, safety, and environmental practices.

DRUG DISAPPROVAL
Committee recommendation on two cancer drugs has ramifications for fine chemicals producers.

GREEN CHEMISTRY
ACS selects White House's Paul Anastas to be director of the Green Chemistry Institute.

SCIENCE INDICATORS
Biennial report is a catalyst for mulling over R&D trends.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

CEDARBURG PHARMACEUTICALS
Founders reluctantly turned to venture capital, but now revel in firm's robust growth.

JOSEPH A. MILLER JR.
C&EN talks with Corning's chief technology officer, who opted for new challenges after retiring from DuPont.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

REACH PROPOSAL
Key players from U.S. and Europe share views on imminent EU legislation.

CHEMICAL ARMS DESTRUCTION
Obstacles to complying with Chemical Weapons Convention raise proliferation issues.

HINDSIGHTS
A debate centers on whether the U.S. should build more nuclear weapons.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

MAIN-GROUP REVIVAL
ACS symposium highlights new developments in the resurgent field of main-group chemistry.

FIRST-TIME DISCLOSURES
Researchers from major pharmaceutical companies introduce new drugs at ACS symposium.

FLEXIBLE RECEPTORS
Docking programs can overlook important potential drug candidates because of flexibility of the protein itself.

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