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August 23, 2004
Vol. 82, Iss. 34

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  Table of Contents
August 23, 2004
Volume 82, Number 34
p. 1
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
AGING
Scientists attempt to understand the triggers, timing, and molecular basis of this inevitable condition.
 
COVER: Digital Vision
 

  Latest News  
  FIGHTING MALARIA
Based on artemisinin, new synthetic ozonide has potent antimalarial properties.

ZINC TO ZINC
Discovery of zinc-zinc bonds in a stable molecule is a landmark in organometallic chemistry.

GENERICS STRATEGIES
Pfizer sheds the last of its generics business, while Novartis is busy with acquisitions.

DOW THEFT
Ex-manager is suspected of transferring Dow data to his own firms in China.

NEW ACS JOURNAL
ACS Chemical Biology will cover the interface between chemistry and biology.

RESOLUTION WITH SINGLET O2
Reaction with a racemate at one of two temperatures yields one or the other enantiomer.

DIAZINON CANCELED
EPA prohibits manufacture of organophosphate pesticide for home and garden use.

MOUSE TUBES
Researchers perform a simple organic reaction inside a living mouse.

GE HEALTHCARE
Company continues to integrate Amersham Biosciences into its operations and fortify its life sciences business.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

CHEMICAL EARNINGS
Second-quarter results show big gains.

DRUG EARNINGS
U.S. firms show strong sales and earnings in second quarter; European firms post modest gains.

BIOTECH EARNINGS
Despite an overall rise in earnings, losses increase for many firms.

WORKFORCE WORRIES
U.K. report offers recommendations for sustaining a highly skilled workforce.

PTA IN CHINA
Purified terephthalic acid industry is set for major growth.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

NIST'S NEW DIGS
Advanced Measurement Laboratory raises the bar on stringent control of the lab environment.

HRATCH G. SEMERJIAN
C&EN talks with NIST's acting director, whose enthusiasm for research is contagious.

ILLEGAL ADVANTAGES
EPA's plan to offset illegal competitive advantage by fining violators has flaws, some say.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

PIONEERING THE PERIODIC TABLE
A personal collection turns into a quest to rediscover the elements.

 
 
 

  AWARDS  
 

ACS 2005 NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS

 
 
 

  EDITOR'S PAGE  
 

Gambling With U.S. Science

 
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
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