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Volume 86, Number 48: December 1, 2008

Cover Story

Pharma Year In Review: Measured Metamorphosis

Drug firms have spent the year adopting new business models aimed at igniting innovation, protecting profitability.

Facing The Giants

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News of the Week

Plant Puberty

Structure of receptor of key plant hormone gibberellin reveals how molecule works.

More Chemical Plants Are Closing

Shrinking economy leads to new layoffs and reductions in capacity.

Biotechs Scramble

Companies are taking drastic measures to conserve cash for R&D.

Bryostatin, Faster

Highly selective catalysis dramatically reduces steps to multiring structure.

Climate Change

UN meeting in Poland lays groundwork for 2009 talks.

NSF Revises Proposal Policies

Agency requires mentoring activities in grant applications.

Tamed Germanium

Cryptand cage sequesters a nearly naked germanium dication.

ACS News

ACS Comment

ACS Green Chemistry institute is a catalyst for change.


EPA, DOE Recognize ACS Buildings for Energy Savings

ACS Launches New Journals Website

Subscribers will find it easier to search and browse ACS journals.

Kentucky Lake Section Celebrates Golden Anniversary

Cornell Students Win Chem-E-Cars Competition

Student-designed hydrogen fuel-cell car hits the mark in 10th annual contest.

ACS Careers Industry Forum Teleconferences

The Departments



» Business

December 1, 2008

China Bets On Homegrown Drugs

New government fund will give $1 billion to promising Chinese drug labs.

Brazilian Meeting

Petrochemical makers in Latin America expect to largely escape the global economic downturn.

Insights: Walking The Line

Finding a balanced media response to setbacks in AIDS vaccine research.

Point/Counterpoint: Providing Medicines For The Poor

Two views on how the pharmaceutical industry can best meet the medical needs of impoverished people around the globe.

Business Concentrates

» Government & Policy

December 1, 2008

In With the New

As Obama sets agenda and fills top posts, groups offer up wish lists.

Government & Policy Concentrates

» Science & Technology

December 1, 2008

Broadening Perspectives

The Broad Institute catalyzes connections between disciplines.

Mars's Watery Mysteries

Debate over history of water on the red planet intensifies with new spacecraft data.

Science & Technology Concentrates

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