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August 16, 2004
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  Table of Contents
August 16, 2004
Volume 82, Number 33
p. 1
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
EMPLOYMENT & SALARY SURVEY
The job market for chemists continues to be difficult, but salaries have improved.
 
COVER: Photodisc
 

  Latest News  
  DENDRITIC PEPTIDES
Molecules offer access to functional synthetic pores for diverse applications.

DRUG DISCOVERY MEETING
Conferees urge stronger effort to understand disease mechanisms.

CIA DIRECTOR NAMED
Nominee Rep. Porter J. Goss (R-Fla.) will face tough Senate confirmation.

CARB SHORTCUT
New technique saves many steps in the synthesis of simple sugars.

FERTILIZER COMBO
Terra Industries agrees to buy Mississippi Chemical for roughly $270 million.

TOUGH AS GLASS
New alumina-based glasses and glass ceramics are stronger than silica-based glasses.

CORAL GLOW
Fluorescence of Caribbean Great Star Coral comes from symbiotic bacteria.

JAPANESE EARNINGS
Leading Japanese chemical companies report improved first-quarter financial results.

OBITUARY
Former Science editor and science policy expert Philip H. Abelson died on Aug. 1.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

HOMELAND SECURITY
Life sciences firms join the fight against bioterrorism.

BACK IN THE U.S.S.R.
U.S. State Department program helps convert former Russian bioweapons labs into biotech businesses.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

POLITICIZATION OF SCIENCE
Scientists and policy experts focus on ensuring balanced federal advisory committees and retaining top government science experts.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

NANOTUBES
Cylinders of multiwalled carbon nanotubes could provide easy-to-make, easy-to-clean, reusable filters.

WHAT'S THAT STUFF?
Margarine owes its spreadability to partially hydrogenated fatty acids.

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"THE FLUORIDE DECEPTION"
Author tells how honest discussion and investigation into fluoride toxicity were prematurely closed.

 
 
 

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WHAT'S THAT STUFF?
MARGARINE

BOOKS
"THE FLUORIDE DECEPTION"