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March 19, 2007 Issue

Volume 85, Issue 12
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March 19, 2007 Issue, Vol. 85 | Iss. 12
Despite angry weather, annual conference's registration grows
By Stu Borman
(pp. 51-55)
Features
Business
Riding on record profits, BASF fits recent acquisitions into its expansive 'Verbund' business model (pp. 20-23)
Government & Policy
Debate heats up over DOE plan to transform nuclear complex and produce new warheads (pp. 34-37)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Pittcon 2007

Improving Diagnosis Of Tropical Diseases
Conditions in resource-limited countries pose unique challenges to developing affordable diagnostics
(pp. 56-58)
Moving Raman to the UV Range
Spectroscopic method offers large signal enhancementsbut until now was expensive and complicated
(pp. 59-60)
New and Notable at Pittcon
Instrumentation, software, and more
(pp. 61-65)
Pittcon Awards 2007
Researchers were honored for achievements in analytical chemistry and spectroscopy
(pp. 66-67)
 

News of the Week

Linking Together The Origins Of Life

Crystal structure supports notion of RNA as first biological molecule
(p.11)

Biofuels Center Grows In West

Universities, government, and industry will advance biomass conversion
(p.12)

Dow Issues Methane Challenge

Call for proposals targets direct conversion of methane into feedstocks
(p.12)

Electron-Starved Enzyme

Cytochrome c oxidase model mimics natural electron-limited conditions
(p.13)

Venter's Adventure

Survey of marine microbes reveals a wealth of genetic diversity
(p.13)

Struggle For Russian Academy

Officials want efficiency; academy wants autonomy
(p.14)

Research Outsourcing

Bristol-Myers Squibb, DuPont expand R&D operations in India
(p.15)

Schering-Plough Steps Up for Organon

Deal is transforming for both Schering and Akzo Nobel
(p.15)
 

Departments

Government & Policy

Debate heats up over DOE plan to transform nuclear complex and produce new warheads
(pp. 34-37)
Industry applauds DHS's proposed regulations, while lawmakers and environmentalists slam them
(pp. 39-43)

Books

A science writer tells the story—or at least some of it—behind a controversial meteorite from Mars
(pp. 68-69)
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Science & Technology

Conditions in resource-limited countries pose unique challenges to developing affordable diagnostics
(pp. 56-58)
Spectroscopic method offers large signal enhancementsbut until now was expensive and complicated
(pp. 59-60)
Instrumentation, software, and more
(pp. 61-65)
Despite angry weather, annual conference's registration grows
(pp. 51-55)
Novel engineered catalyst opens up alternative route to commodity polymer feedstock
(pp. 46-47)

Newscripts

(p.80)

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