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April 3, 2006 Issue

Volume 84, Issue 14
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April 3, 2006 Issue, Vol. 84 | Iss. 14
Attendance may be slipping, but enthusiasm for new and innovative analytical instrumentation has not waned
By Stu Borman
(pp. 45-51)
Features
ACS News
Nearly 13,000 chemical scientists network, share research, enjoy March Madness (p.11)
Government & Policy
Agency begins phasing out paper grant application submissions in favor of electronic process (pp. 29-30)
Back Issues
 
Analyzing Vaccines
Complicated mixtures that make up therapeutics vaccines provide diverse analytical challenges
(pp. 52-54)
Bioimaging With Mass Spectrometry
High-resolution maps of molecular species distributions are poised to benefit biology, medicine
(pp. 55-56)
Private Eye In The Lab
New tools and analytical methods aid chemists in forensic investigations
(p.57)
Multitasking Cells
Experiments in microfluidic devices suggest surprising roles for red blood cells
(p.58)
Building Bridges
Coalition advocates for nontraditional grant review mechanism to foster deep innovation
(p.60)
Chinese Instrument Market Warms Up
Chinese instrument industry lags behind the world's but has tremendous room for growth
(p.61)
New & Notable At Pittcon 2006
Instrumentation and More
(pp. 62-67)
 

News of the Week

Chemists Converge In Atlanta

Nearly 13,000 chemical scientists network, share research, enjoy March Madness
(p.11)

A Chain Of Six Indium Atoms

Group 13 element shows surprising ability to form a linear oligomer
(p.12)

RNAi Works In Monkeys

Liposome system delivers short RNAs, gene silencing, and sustained cholesterol reduction
(p.12)

Schering Escapes Merck's Grasp

German giant Bayer steps in as white knight, topping earlier hostile bid
(p.13)

Anti-HIV Strategy

Computers and experiment elucidate binding of potential antiviral molecules
(p.14)

Praise For President Bush

Administration support for physical sciences lauded at symposium
(p.14)

Noninvasive Glucose Detection

Gold nanoparticle method detects glucose at the low levels found in healthy people
(p.15)

Wacker IPO

Family-owned firm hopes to raise at least $300 million with stock offering on Frankfurt exchange
(p.15)

European Generics

Sanofi-Aventis and Ranbaxy are the latest to bid for Central European pharma firms
(p.16)

Solving Structures Without Crystals

Method provides structural solutions to materials lacking long-range order
(p.16)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

Brewing beer from cereals relies on a variety of biological, chemical, and physical processes
(p.39)
Bioluminescence provides practical applications while still remaining a mystery
(pp. 36-38)
New Software and Websites for the Chemical Enterprise
(p.42)
Complicated mixtures that make up therapeutics vaccines provide diverse analytical challenges
(pp. 52-54)
High-resolution maps of molecular species distributions are poised to benefit biology, medicine
(pp. 55-56)
New tools and analytical methods aid chemists in forensic investigations
(p.57)
Experiments in microfluidic devices suggest surprising roles for red blood cells
(p.58)
Coalition advocates for nontraditional grant review mechanism to foster deep innovation
(p.60)
Instrumentation and More
(pp. 62-67)
Attendance may be slipping, but enthusiasm for new and innovative analytical instrumentation has not waned
(pp. 45-51)

Career & Employment

Growth of commercial enzyme-mediated processes points to the future of the chemical industry
(pp. 69-71)

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