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August 9, 2004
Vol. 82, Iss. 32

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  Table of Contents
August 9, 2004
Volume 82, Number 32
p. 1
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
CARBOHYDRATE VACCINES
Novel techniques for constructing and synthesizing antigenic carbohydrates are making possible a new generation of vaccines.
 
COVER: Human red blood cell infected with malaria parasite ruptures to release carbohydrate malaria toxin. A synthetic-carbohydrate vaccine against this toxin is currently under development. Image by Drew Berry, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
 

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  NANOENGINEERING
With precise control of oxygen vacancies, researchers tailor electronic properties of thin films of SrTiO3.

NEW TOP MANAGEMENT
Andrew N. Liveris becomes chief executive officer of Dow; Cambrex appoints John R. Leone as its CEO.

DRUG TEST DISCLOSURE
Lilly will publish results of all its clinical drug trials on its website.

SPIDER VENOM
New analytical approach reveals overlooked class of sulfated nucleosides.

GLOBAL TRADE TALKS
Compromise would cut tariffs on manufactured goods and phase out agricultural export subsidies.

ALZHEIMER'S THERAPY
Antibody treatment clears both plaques and tangles in brains of diseased mice.

PESTICIDE RULES
EPA no longer must consult wildlife agencies about potential effects on endangered species.

BUSH RESPONDS TO 9/11 REPORT
President calls for national intelligence director and new counterterrorism center.

BIOPHARMACEUTICALS
Dow opts out of mammalian cell culture biomanufacturing.

 
 
 

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ALTERNATIVE TIMBER
Wood/plastic composites and new wood treatments compete for a share of the lumber market.

WOMEN IN INDUSTRY
Annual C&EN survey reveals a decline in the number of women in top management.

SYNGENTA LAWSUIT
Firm accuses two Chinese companies of illegally producing and selling its insecticide.

PAUL BURG
C&EN talks with Spectrum Chemicals founder and chairman, who created a sizable player in lab chemicals.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

REFINING RISK ASSESSMENT
EPA will consider the unique properties of metals in its risk assessments.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

OLYMPIC GAMES
Athens drug-testing lab is ready to monitor athletes to ensure fair competition.

RNA INTERFERENCE
Messenger RNA-cleaving protein is identified.

 
 
 

  BOOKS  
 

"THE RADIOACTIVE BOY SCOUT"
Nonfiction account of a teenager's attempt to make a nuclear reactor is a fascinating read.

 
 
 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRF! AND HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, TOO!

 
 
 

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NANOENGINEERING

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CARBOHYDRATE VACCINES

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
OLYMPIC GAMES