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Volume 85, Number 47: November 19, 2007

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Suits and Lab Coats

Industry draws on academic know-how to help develop specialty chemicals and other new materials.

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News of the Week

Ion Channel Close-Up

Structure reveals intimate role for lipids.

Merck Settles Vioxx Claims

Agreement with plaintiffs will allow company to refocus on R&D.

Nanoscale Doping Via Chemistry

Surface reactions tailor silicon's properties with high spatial precision.

Japanese Earnings

Major chemical companies are seeing their profits shrink.

Cacao Drinks Date To 1150 B.C.

Analysis of pottery residue shows chocolate plant used earlier than anthropologists realized.

Weapons Labs' New Directions

With planned downsizing, labs will chase more nonweapons contract R&D.

Al Gore Joins Venture Firm

Former vice president joins Silicon Valley push into renewable fuels.

ACS News

ACS Comment

Strategic directions for ACS.

The Departments



» Business

November 19, 2007

First The Kingdom, Then The World

With its purchase of GE Plastics, SABIC is on the offensive globally and technologically.

More Growth For Chemical Earnings

With increased prices and steady demand, companies overcome economic turmoil.

Pharma's Tough Balancing Act

Weaker third-quarter earning at the major drug companies reflect drug withdrawals and generic competition.

Biotech Challenges

Earnings drop in third quarter at both Amgen and Biogen but increase 22% at Genentech.

Business Concentrates

» Government & Policy

November 19, 2007

Congress Takes Aim At China

Multinationals fear retaliation as lawmakers step up pressure on Beijing's trade practices.

Government & Policy Concentrates

» Science & Technology

November 19, 2007

Catalysis At PNNL

National lab leverages its assets and diverse expertise for basic and applied research

Designer Reactions

Novel CO2-based solvent systems meld reaction and separation steps into continuous processes.

New Strides In Metal-Metal Bonding

Recent Research efforts yield a record short Cr–Cr bond and the first stable Mg(I) compounds.

Digital Briefs

New software and websites for the chemical enterprise.

Science & Technology Concentrates

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