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December 6, 2004
Vol. 82, Iss. 49

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  Table of Contents
December 6, 2004
Volume 82, Number 49
p. 1
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
PHARMA REVIEW
Competition from generics, pricing pressures, cost containment, and regulatory issues are among the problems the pharmaceutical industry is facing.
 
COVER: Top left, bottom left, and bottom right: AstraZeneca photos; center: Olivier Culmann, Sanofi-Aventis; top right: Scott Bauer, Agricultural Research Service
 


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  Latest News  
  EX CHEMISTRY
The University of Exeter in the U.K. proposes abolishing its degree programs in chemistry.

TRADE TARIFFS
Retaliatory sanctions on U.S. goods are okayed by the WTO.

BENZENE TOXICITY
Study of workers in China shows blood cell damage at levels below 1 ppm.

NANOCRYSTALS BY THE BATCH
Low-cost method yields large quantities of uniform-sized nanocrystals.

U.K. R&D
Britain is spending $200 million for research on emerging science and technology.

AFTER BHOPAL
Protests and a scientific conference mark the 20th anniversary of the largest-ever chemical accident.

AGING ACCELERATOR
Women's stress is linked to telomere shrinkage and perhaps shorter lives

JAPAN PHARMA
Dainippon Pharmaceutical will acquire Sumitomo Chemical's drug business for $2.2 billion.

MODIFIED WHEAT
Plant geneticists develop a method to produce strains of wheat rich in amylopectins.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

VENTURE CAPITAL
Investment managers at four U.S. chemical companies describe their strategies.

MICROREACTORS
Start-up firm gets in on the emerging multi-million-dollar market.

DOW IN ARGENTINA
Projects give firm a foothold in South America, despite regional challenges.

INSIGHTS
Chemists should embrace, not fear, the changes occurring in their discipline.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

LAB REPORT
National Academies offers suggestions on stimulating interdisciplinary research.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

HEAD OF THE LAB
Analytical Laboratory Managers Association celebrates 25th anniversary.

SIR DAVID KING
Britain's chief scientific adviser has raised the profile of science in government.

 
 
 

  Education  
 

KIDS' CHEMISTRY
C&EN testers give a preholiday look at how several popular chemistry sets measure up.

NURTURING NETWORK
Minority students in science find many opportunities at this year's SACNAS meeting.

 
 
 

  Career & Employment  
 

CONTRACT RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS
CROs provide essential services and adapt to fit changing needs of pharmaceutical firms.

 
 
 

  ACS NEWS  
  COMMENT - 2004 PROGRESS REPORT  
 
 

  EDITOR'S PAGE  
 

Outlook For Pharmaceuticals

 
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
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NEWSCRIPTS

 
 
 


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NEWS OF THE WEEK
NANOCRYSTALS

NEWS OF THE WEEK
MODIFIED WHEAT

COVER STORY
PHARMA REVIEW

C&EN TALKS WITH
SIR DAVID KING

EDUCATION
KID'S CHEMISTRY

NEWSCRIPTS
POPCORN UNDER PRESSURE