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November 15, 2004
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  Table of Contents
November 15, 2004
Volume 82, Number 46
p. 1
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
ACADEMIC R&D
Latest NSF data from 2002 show marked growth in funding for chemical research.
 
COVER: Lara K. Mahal, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Texas, Austin, synthesizes carbohydrates. Photo by Marsha Miller, University of Texas, Austin
 


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  ANTIBIOTIC RESURRECTION
Small molecule causes drug-resistant bacteria to eliminate their resistance-carrying plasmids.

VIOXX INQUIRY
Justice Department and Securities & Exchange Commission launch investigations of Merck.

CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
EPA asks independent experts to reexamine design of study on children's exposure to pesticides.

SURFACE PATTERNING
UV irradiation secures self-assembled layers of molecules to solid surfaces via strong chemical bonds.

HAZARDOUS TRANSPORT
City council rejects legislation to restrict rail shipments through downtown Washington, D.C.

GENE SILENCER
Cholesterol-lowering drug based on RNA interference is stable and easily taken up by cells.

JAPAN'S CHEMICAL FIRMS
Profitability improved sharply in the first half of the fiscal year.

ANTI-HIV ENTRY
Medicinal chemistry techniques optimize a protein that keeps HIV out of cells.

INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERINGS
With financial prospects improving, Nalco goes public, Celanese will follow.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

CHEMICAL EARNINGS
Companies have had four quarters of solid earnings growth.

PHARMA EARNINGS
Third-quarter results varied widely across drug firms.

BIOTECH EARNINGS
Overall rise in third-quarter earnings obscures the widening rift between profitable and unprofitable firms.

ENGELHARD
Surface and materials science firm branches out by buying cosmetic ingredients company.

CREATIVE MARKETING
Swiss flavors and fragrance firm Givaudan caters to cultural tastes in China.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

FLU VACCINE
Shortage sparks efforts to address vulnerabilities in the U.S. supply chain.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

MASS SPEC IMAGING
Pictures of spatial distribution of specific molecular components can be used for medical and biological applications.

THEORY IN TRANSITION
Studies of formaldehyde decomposition suggest that some reactions can sidestep the transition state.

 
 
 

  ACS NEWS  
  OUTSTANDING STUDENT AFFILIATE CHAPTERS

ACS PRF Grants For 2004 Announced

USNC/IUPAC Young Observer Program

 
 
 

  EDITOR'S PAGE  
 

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