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Volume 87, Number 18: May 4, 2009

Cover Story

Building Brick By Brick

Starting from square one, the South African science community is slowly laying the foundation for a biotechnology industry.

Reporter's Notebook

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News of the Week

Obama Commits To Support For Science

President aims to raise federal R&D funding to 3% of GDP.

Containing Swine Flu

FDA authorizes unapproved diagnostic test, new uses for drug.

New Route To Treat Depression

Finding could help people failed by current antidepressants.

Chemical Society Cutbacks

Global economic downturn necessitates job and benefit cuts at world's largest scientific society.

Dow, BASF In The Black

Top two chemical firms eke out profits in the first quarter despite steep declines in demand.

Imparting Chirality To Metals

Method imprints solid with handedness derived from molecules.

Academy Elects New Members

NAS elects 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 15 countries.

Photonic Polyethylene

Unique block copolymers yield colorful, low-cost materials for many applications.

Celanese PVOH Business Goes To Japan's Sekisui

Sale price shows decline in business's value since 2000.

The Departments



» Business

May 4, 2009

Top 50 Chemical Producers

C&EN's annual ranking of U.S. chemical firms shows early strains from the economy.

A Decade Of Change

DuPont Chairman Holliday reflects on transformation of his company and the industry.

Insights: Battery Thrills And Chills

U.S. manufacturers will need more than stimulus money to succeed at powering the electric car revolution.

Business Concentrates

» Government & Policy

May 4, 2009

Investigative Science

The FBI Laboratory's chemistry unit helps solve crimes with state-of-the-art technology.

Leading Suspects

FBI Laboratory top officials include chemists.

Improving Federal Science

Plans are under way to create a more formal science of science policy.

Ethical Review

GAO finds that ethics review boards for clinical trials are vulnerable to fraud, abuse.

Government & Policy Concentrates

» Science & Technology

May 4, 2009

Divining The Spliceosome

The missing link between humanity’s small genome and huge proteome reveals some secrets.

Wallboard Woes

Odors and corrosion raise concern over drywall imported from China.

Science & Technology Concentrates

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