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Volume 86, Number 40: October 6, 2008

News of the Week

Chemical Industry Begins To Feel Wall Street Woes

Tight credit, slowing economy are starting to hit companies.

California Passes Researcher Protection Law

Bill makes it illegal to publish academics' information for criminal intent.

Rapid Tagging Of Biomolecules

Cycloaddition never before used biologically could help assemble sophisticated probes.

Pharma Suppliers Brace For Downturn

Manufacturers attending CPhI assess the impact of financial turmoil.

Pfizer, GSK Reshape R&D

Pharma giants refocus; job cuts are likely.

Nobel Laureates Support Obama

Letter says Democratic candidate is the best choice for science and technology.

Huntsman Prevails Over Hexion

Court finds that Hexion must honor its deal to buy Huntsman.

Taking A Bite Out Of Mercury Trade

U.S., EU will halt exports of commodity quicksilver.

Bacterial Stress Reliever

First comprehensive view of stressosome complex.


Examining Icons of Chemistry

Author takes a warts-and-all approach to the people who built 20th-century chemistry.

ACS News

ACS Comment

Don't stop now: making science a priority in Washington.


Networking Know-How

It's not just about finding a job, it's about building relationships. With Video

The Departments



» Business

October 6, 2008

Shimadzu Seeks Bigger U.S. Presence

Instrument maker strengthens life sciences focus while expanding into industrial testing.

Insights: 'Cleantech' Concerns

Environmentally friendly technology may be hot, but it isn't necessarily overhyped.

Business Concentrates

» Government & Policy

October 6, 2008

Debating Science

Presidential candidates answer science policy questions.

Get Ready For Nanotech Food

Nanoscale materials are hitting the U.S. market in a wide range of food products.

EPA's Scientific Integrity Probed

House panel investigates agency's scrubbing of peer reviewer's comments after industry complaint.

C&EN Talks With: Jon M. Huntsman Jr.

Utah governor applies chemical industry experience to a burgeoning political career.

Government & Policy Concentrates

» Science & Technology

October 6, 2008

Peptide-Producing Powerhouses

Researchers are getting a clearer picture of massive microbial assembly-line enzymes.

In Memory Of Luo Xiaoming

Chemistry teacher caught in deadly earthquake loses his life while saving his students.

Science & Technology Concentrates

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