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May 31, 2004
Vol. 82, Iss. 22

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  Table of Contents
May 31, 2004
Volume 82, Number 22
p. 1
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
CONTROLLING MAD COW DISEASE
Malady presents a difficult regulatory challenge, in part because of gaps in the science of prion diseases.
 
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  Latest News  
  THREE RINGS
Mix-and-heat strategy yields Borromean rings.

DRUG PRICING
Abbott Laboratories defends 400% price hike for Norvir.

CHANGE AT ACC
Gregori Lebedev steps down after two years leading industry trade group.

H2 PURIFICATION
Calixarene crystals function as absorbents that could purify H2 for fuel cells.

PATENT RIGHTS
Canada's Supreme Court upholds patent protection of genetically modified crops.

FILLING NANOTUBES
Nanotubes precisely filled with metal atoms hold promise as catalysts and semiconductors.

TEACHING SCHOLARS
NSF lauds eight scholars, four in areas of chemistry, for dedication to research and education.

DRUGS IN CHINA
China's food and drug administration may shutter as many as 1,000 plants that do not meet manufacturing standards.

HIPPO SWEAT
Chemists analyze hippopotamus sweat and find it contains a sunscreen and an antibiotic.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

COMBICHEM SYMPOSIUM
Russian conference addresses the changing role of combinatorial chemistry in drug discovery.

PHOSPHORUS IN CHINA
Conditions that made China competitive in phosphorus production have changed for the worse.

VOCS IN EUROPE
Rules on emissions of solvents containing volatile organic compounds are being tightened and will affect small and medium-sized producers.

NEW IMAGE FOR SIGMA-ALDRICH
Company wants a niche in custom manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients and advanced drug intermediates.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

YUCCA MOUNTAIN
DOE says new studies justify its design for nuclear waste repository.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY
Research center has made numerous advances reaching from land to sea, air, and space.

INDUSTRIAL BIOTECH
Conference highlights challenges required to produce chemical feedstocks from renewable resources.

HEPTAZINES
Odd family of nitrogen-rich molecules is enjoying a renaissance, thanks to its potential in creating carbon nitride materials.

 
 
 

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