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  Table of Contents
November 1, 2004
Volume 82, Number 44
p. 1
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK
Amid record-high unemployment for chemists, C&EN offers advice on a new job hunt, midcareer transitions, and temporary jobs, as well as a salary review and information on job resources.
 
COVER: Photo by Peter Cutts
 


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  DISTANCING PROTEINS
By recruiting a protein, small molecules can prevent fibril formation.

ARCH SALE
With sale of electronics unit to Fuji Photo Film, Arch Chemicals exits field.

TRADE SANCTIONS
European Union plans to lift retaliatory duties in light of new U.S. corporate tax law.

EARNINGS RISE
Third-quarter results are good; two firms emerge from losses in the same period last year.

KYOTO PROTOCOL
With approval by the Russian Parliament, the treaty moves close to entry into force.

HIP SAVER
New biocompatible polymer helps reduce wear at the site of joint replacements.

PROZAC PARADOX
Mouse studies offer insight into some children's problems with certain antidepressants.

CASSINI FLYBY
Saturn-orbiting spacecraft skims past the giant moon Titan.

MOSAIC DEBUTS
New fertilizer producer is the result of IMC Global-Cargill merger.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS
Arkema CEO Thierry Le Hˇnaff is determined to make Total's spin-off succeed.

CONDUCTIVE POLYMERS
Conference spotlights how far commercialization of light-emitting polymers has come.

INSIGHTS
A target inflation rate could moderate price increases and aid economic growth.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

RADIOACTIVE WASTE
Congress will allow certain high-level radioactive waste to be contained by grouting.

STEM CELL POLICY
National Academies committee takes up challenge of developing guidelines for human embryonic stem cell research.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

CHEMISTRY NOBELS
Laureates recount the paths that led to their prize-winning ubiquitin findings.

PHYSICS NOBELS
Quark work was a major step in the quest for a comprehensive theory of physics.

ANTIVIRAL MECHANISM
Researchers identify the binding site of a nonpeptide small-molecule drug that inhibits viral fusion with cell membranes.

 
 
 

  BOOKS  
 

"THING KNOWLEDGE"
Philosophical and historical examination of scientific instruments gives readers fresh insight.

 
 
 

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