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September 25, 2006 Issue

Volume 84, Issue 39
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September 25, 2006 Issue, Vol. 84 | Iss. 39
A better understanding of the mechanisms of drug and alcohol dependence is helping to further development and use of pharmacotherapies against addictions
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 21-44)
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Walking stick study hints at chemical biodiversity in these insects (p.15)
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News of the Week

Individual Insects Make Signature Venoms

Walking stick study hints at chemical biodiversity in these insects
(p.15)

Congress Tackles NIH Reform

House Energy & Commerce Committee approves legislation to reauthorize agency
(p.16)

Germany's Merck To Acquire Serono

Surprise deal follows failed merger attempts by both firms earlier this year
(p.16)

Antimalarial Agent Hits Novel Enzyme

Identification of a fresh target in malaria parasite could lead to new class of drugs
(p.17)

Perkin Medal Goes To James Stevens

Chemist honored for work developing polymerization catalysts, new polymers
(p.18)

WHO Endorses Indoor Spraying With DDT

Controversial pesticide is safe and effective against malaria, world health body says
(p.18)

Photonics

Intel, UCSB develop hybrid laser
(p.19)

Women In Science Face Widespread Bias

Barriers still thwart women seeking faculty and leadership positions, study finds
(p.19)
 

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Government & Policy

Goal is to transform a leaner American Chemistry Council into a more potent political force
(pp. 73-78)
Congress members back nuclear power but find little agreement on federal aid to spur development
(pp. 81-84)
The Army has destroyed 50% of all munitions in the U.S. chemical weapons stockpile
(pp. 87-89)
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Science & Technology

A better understanding of the mechanisms of drug and alcohol dependence is helping to further development and use of pharmacotherapies against addictions
(pp. 21-44)
Meeting topics ranged from molecular knots to luminescent complexes to protein aggregation
(p.93)
Research aims to characterize and control odors and VOC emissions from livestock
(pp. 104-107)
DOE workshop draws nuclear scientists and engineers to identify key research needs
(pp. 108-111)
The former ninth planet's demotion has angered some, but it puts chemists in a good light
(p.113)

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