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March 20, 2006 Issue

Volume 84, Issue 12
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March 20, 2006 Issue, Vol. 84 | Iss. 12
Seasoned expatriates trickle back to help Indian pharmaceutical firms push into discovery research
By Amanda Yarnell
(pp. 13-14)
Features
Business
Merger of the two German firms would create company with annual sales of nearly $14 billion (p.7)
Business
The industry's heavy reliance on cholesterol-lowering drugs rippled through fourth-quarter results (pp. 26-27)
Back Issues
 
Indian Science Rising
India looks to vault itself onto the world's science and technology stage
(p.12)
Bridges Wait To Be Built
India struggles to foster interdisciplinary science
(pp. 15-16)
Keeping Postdocs At Home In India
A vibrant postdoc culture could invigorate India's research climate, but recruiting remains difficult
(pp. 16-17)
A World Apart
Divergence of undergrad education and scientific research in India has been detrimental to both
(pp. 18-19)
A Funding Evolution
Some of India's scientists find research dollars easier than ever to obtain, but inequities remain
(pp. 19-20)
 

News of the Week

Germany's Merck Bids To Acquire Schering

Merger of the two German firms would create company with annual sales of nearly $14 billion
(p.7)

Red Light, Green Light

Researchers edge toward understanding color determination in bioluminescence
(p.8)

Watson To Acquire Drug Rival Andrx

Merger will create number three player in U.S. generics market
(p.8)

Carbon Sequestration

Shell And Statoil Plan To Use CO2 For Enhanced Offshore Oil Recovery
(p.9)

DNA Origami

Universal design scheme can wind DNA into any two-dimensional shape
(p.10)

Making Tamiflu

Roche will use more than 15 contractors to make active ingredient in avian flu drug
(p.10)

Anticancer Natural Product Synthesized

Researchers blaze synthetic trail to the complex bent-ring alkaloid haouamine A
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

Even with a few setbacks, petrochemical makers had a decent year in 2005 and are optimistic about 2006
(pp. 23-25)
The industry's heavy reliance on cholesterol-lowering drugs rippled through fourth-quarter results
(pp. 26-27)
Treatments for cancer and arthritis propel sales and profits at biopharmaceutical firms
(pp. 28-29)
Start-up firm NineSigma uses Internet to match industrial clients with inventive partners
(p.30)

ACS News

Passionate volunteers drive a successful effort to mentor low-income youth in research and in life
(pp. 49-51)
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Science & Technology

New and Notable in the Chemical Industry
(p.45)
High-altitude lightning is visually stunning, but is it also a player in atmospheric chemistry?
(pp. 40-41)
Mass spectrometry is helping paleontologists dig up molecular clues about prehistoric creatures
(pp. 42-43)
Chemistry departments at New Orleans universities suffer less than some, but difficulties remain
(p.44)
Seasoned expatriates trickle back to help Indian pharmaceutical firms push into discovery research
(pp. 13-14)
India struggles to foster interdisciplinary science
(pp. 15-16)
A vibrant postdoc culture could invigorate India's research climate, but recruiting remains difficult
(pp. 16-17)
Divergence of undergrad education and scientific research in India has been detrimental to both
(pp. 18-19)
Some of India's scientists find research dollars easier than ever to obtain, but inequities remain
(pp. 19-20)
India looks to vault itself onto the world's science and technology stage
(p.12)

Career & Employment

The obstacles for deaf students to become molecular scientists are shrinking, but it's still hard
(pp. 53-56)

Editor's Page

Letters

(p.4)