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October 11, 2004
Vol. 82, Iss. 41

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  Table of Contents
October 11, 2004
Volume 82, Number 41
p. 3
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
PROCESS CHEMICALS
Specialty chemical strategies for the 21st century are clearly emerging in the concrete, dyes, paper, and leather industries.
 
COVER: Degussa photo
 

  Latest News  
  CHEMISTRY NOBEL
Israeli and U.S. laureates discovered ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation.

PHYSIOLOGY NOBEL
Laureates' research demystified the sense of smell.

PHYSICS NOBEL
Prize recognizes advances in knowledge about the forces governing the behavior of quarks.

CYTEC'S BIG BUY
Purchase of UCB's Surface Specialties business for nearly $2 billion adds a jewel to Cytec's portfolio.

PROTECTING DIVERSITY
Report helps universities interpret legal rulings on minority student programs.

ECONOMIC EXPECTATIONS
Business economists expect 4.3% real growth in 2004 U.S. gross domestic product.

NO IRAQ WEAPONS
U.S. inspector found not even the capacity to produce weapons at time of 2003 invasion.

REPORT FAULTS EPA
Agency's Office of Inspector General says regulatory changes hamper enforcement against coal-fired utilities.

MOUNT ST. HELENS
Scientists monitor volcano for signs of impending eruption.

NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK
"Health & Wellness" is the theme of this year's nationwide celebration.

EARLY PEPTIDES
Experiments suggest carbonyl sulfide helped link amino acids together on prebiotic Earth.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

THIRD-QUARTER STOCKS
Chemical stocks continued to rise as biotech and drug sectors declined.

CHIRAL TECHNOLOGIES
Embracing chiral chromatography is key to firm's growth.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

RISK TAKERS
New NSF program encourages researchers to tackle high-risk problems in chemistry.

EMISSIONS CUT
A dozen states join ranks to ensure diesel engine emissions standards take effect.

HINDSIGHTS
The one true weapon of mass destruction is the nuclear weapon.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

MICROCHANNELS
Reactors with parallel microscale channels offer commercial benefits.

NITROGEN QUEST
Two approaches may lead to solid all-nitrogen compounds at room temperature and pressure.

PYRROLYSINE
Studies show the 22nd amino acid is biosynthesized directly.

JANELIA FARM
Institute is recruiting chemists for collaborative interdisciplinary projects.

 
 
 
  Books  
 

"THE HYPE ABOUT HYDROGEN"
An insider's view of the difficulties of implementing new energy technologies.

AN ILLUSTRATED CHINESE-ENGLISH GUIDE FOR BIOMEDICAL SCIENTISTS

 
 
 

  AWARDS  
  LASKER AWARDS RECOGNIZE CHEMISTS

Collins Receives Pittsburgh Award

Zare Named Norris Awardee

Special Recognition to Frances Ligler

 
 
 
  EDITOR'S PAGE  
 

Disturbing Trends

 
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
  LETTERS

NEWSCRIPTS

 
 
 


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