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October 25, 2004
Vol. 82, Iss. 43

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  Table of Contents
October 25, 2004
Volume 82, Number 43
p. 3
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
DIABETES DRUGS
Treatment paradigm involving peptide hormone receptor promises new hope for therapy.
 
COVER: A mouse pancreas (cell nuclei in blue) contains an Islet of Langerhans with cells that produce the hormones insulin (yellow) and glucagon (pink). Courtesy of J. Michael Rukstalis and Megan V. Johnson, Massachusetts General Hospital
 


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  REMOTE STEREOCONTROL
Stereochemical information can be readily transmitted between two distant chiral centers.

CHEMICAL WEAPONS
Treaty change would let Libya convert a former mustard agent plant to drug production.

FAILING BIODEFENSE
Experts from industry, government, and academia view U.S. preparations as inadequate.

FLASHY FILMS
A camera flash welds polyaniline nanofibers into cross-linked film.

NEW IOM MEMBERS
Four ACS members have been elected to the National Academies' Institute of Medicine.

COX-2 TRIALS
Following Vioxx withdrawal, Pfizer plans further study of its own COX-2 inhibitors, Celebrex and Bextra.

GENE COUNT
A reanalysis of the human genome sequence again pares down the human gene estimate.

DYNAMIC MERGER
Dynamic Synthesis and Novasep merger will create a new player in fine chemicals.

SUPERTHIN FILMS
Graphite films as thin as a single atom have been prepared and placed in experimental devices.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

NANOMATERIALS
Firms seek to fill a niche as defense contractors.

REACH POLICY
EU's new members prepare themselves for impending chemical industry regulations.

GLOBAL PRESENCE
Cytec Industries makes a strategic move with the purchase of UCB's Surface Specialties.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

IRAQ
Report discounts threat of weapons of mass destruction, undercuts rationale for war.

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Workshop examines the relationship between voluntary corporate programs and mandatory regulations.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

IMAGING STUDIES
Fluorescent tags and quantum dots shine light on cellular processes.

MOLECULAR MACHINES
European conference focuses on how to move systems from lab curiosities to components in useful devices.

INSIGHTS
One doesn't have to be a dyed-in-the-wool chemist to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

 
 
 

  ACS NEWS  
 

LANDMARK
Carl and Gerty Cori are remembered for their pioneering work on glucose metabolism.

 
 
 

  EDITOR'S PAGE  
 

The European Dream

 
 
 

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NEWS OF THE WEEK
FLASHY FILMS

NEWS OF THE WEEK
SUPERTHIN FILMS

COVER STORY
DIABETES DRUGS

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
IRAQ

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
IMAGING STUDIES

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
MOLECULAR MACHINES