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September 20, 2004
Vol. 82, Iss. 38

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  Table of Contents
September 20, 2004
Volume 82, Number 38
p. 3
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
STRUCTURAL PROTEOMICS
Biotechnology companies try to meet demand for contract research in this dynamic market.
 
COVER: Soluble protein crystals in nanoliter volume, visible with image-enhancing technology. deCode Biostructures image
 

  Latest News  
  DISILYNE AT LAST
Synthesis of a silicon-silicon triple bond is called a milestone for multiple-bond chemistry.

HURRICANE IVAN
Intense storm shuts down parts of the Gulf Coast chemical industry.

ATOM-BASED METROLOGY
A cobalt atom has been used as a transducer to measure properties of a copper surface.

PHARM TEAM
Schering and Bayer team up to boost Bayer's drug business in the U.S.

NSF DIRECTOR
President Bush nominates NIST's Arden L. Bement to be the next NSF director.

NISIN BINDING
Binding action of nisin might give drugmakers new ideas for tackling antibiotic resistance.

HUNTSMAN IPO
Flagship of privately held chemical companies announces that it is going public.

NANOTECH MEDICINE
National Cancer Institute initiative aims to harness emerging technologies to fight cancer.

SUB-ANGSTROM IMAGING
Refitted electron microscope can distinguish atom columns that are 0.6 Å apart.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

EASTMAN PROFILE
Restructured company moves on to the next phase: growth.

SCIENCE SPINS OFF
Firm helps form companies based on science from universities.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

DRUG PRICING AND NIH
Advocacy group requests that NIH use its rights under the Bayh-Dole Act to ensure reasonable drug prices.

CLEAN-COAL ENERGY
U.S.'s largest electricity producer intends to build a power plant that could change the energy picture for the nation.

INSIGHTS
House budget cuts will hurt NSF research and education programs.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

PRIESTLEY BICENTENNIAL
Multiple ACS national meeting events focused on the discoverer of oxygen and other gases.

YOUNG INNOVATORS
Forum features research contributions of talented young chemists working in industry.

AGROCHEMICALS
Numerous hurdles keep many promising pesticide candidates from reaching the market.

WHAT'S THAT STUFF?
Plastic bags possess different properties depending on the type of polyethylene used in their manufacture.

 
 
 

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POSTDOCTORAL EXPERIENCE
Four-part supplement discusses the challenges and opportunities facing today's postdocs, as well as a new education standardization in Europe.

 
 
 

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OUTREACH MAKES A DIFFERENCE

 
 
 

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