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May 17, 2004
Vol. 82, Iss. 20

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  Table of Contents
May 17, 2004
Volume 82, Number 20
p. 1
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
TOP 50 U.S. CHEMICAL PRODUCERS
C&EN's annual survey finds economic recovery lifting sales and profits, but a lack of deal making leaves the ranking little changed.
  COVER: Photodisc  

  Latest News  
  KILLING FAT
Antiangiogenesis strategy targets fat cells and returns overfed mice to normal weight.

SCRAPPED WHEAT
Monsanto defers commercialization of Roundup Ready wheat.

DOE SECURITY PLAN
Secretary Abraham's initiatives would toughen nuclear weapons labs.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Blue-ribbon panel releases report on consulting work by NIH employees; Congress weighs in.

OUTSOURCED RECYCLING
The domestic recycled plastics industry is being undercut by competition from China.

WELCH AWARD
Allen J. Bard wins the 2004 Welch Award in Chemistry for his lifetime scientific achievements.

PRESIDENTIAL AWARD
Chemical engineer Christine S. Grant is honored by President Bush for excellence in mentoring.

SAUDI PETROCHEMICALS
Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo plan to spend $4.3 billion to build a refinery/petrochemical complex.

VISA STATEMENT
Science and education groups seek government action on visa problems.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

CHEMICAL EARNINGS
First quarter sees earnings surge, production and prices increase, and demand for U.S. chemical products rise.

PHARMA EARNINGS
European producers trail U.S. in total sales and earnings growth.

BIOTECH EARNINGS
New product approvals, increased demand for therapies, and foreign sales translate into strong growth.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

ENERGY CRISIS
Amid skyrocketing natural gas prices, U.S. chemical producers consider alternative fuels.

INSIGHTS
Restrictive clauses in university research awards undermine the success of open federal funding.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

DRUG SAFETY
Predicting toxicity early in the drug development process remains a challenge.

PROCESS ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
Center celebrates 20 years of methods to improve efficiency of manufacturing processes.

WATER CLUSTERS
IR spectra reveal details about species that may help clarify atmospheric processes, hydrogen bonding, and other water interactions.

 
 
 

  Editor's Page  
  Finally, Good Economic News
 
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
  LETTERS

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