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September 3, 2007 Issue

Volume 85, Issue 36
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September 3, 2007 Issue, Vol. 85 | Iss. 36
Slowly but surely, scientists are unveiling the complex chemical underpinnings of memory
By Sophie L. Rovner
(pp. 13-20)
Features
Government & Policy
Two government-convened panels reach nearly opposite conclusions on compound's health risks (pp. 31-33)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Hold That Thought

Molecules For Memory
Several companies are developing compounds that improve memory, but ethical issues abound
(pp. 22-24)
The Well-Endowed Mind
Brainy mice and mice with mental deficits reveal reasons for the differences between good and poor memory
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Memory At Its Worst
Emotional memory gone awry leads to posttraumatic stress disorder
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Sleep Anchors Memory
Aided by dramatic swings in neurochemicals, different stages of sleep help preserve different types of memory
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News of the Week

When Organics Fail, Try Water

Ladder polyethers form readily from epoxides in water
(p.7)

Lummus Global on the Move

Purchase by CB&I gives firm greater expertise in chemicals, oil, and gas
(p.8)

Red Radiance

Researchers develop the brightest far-red fluorescent protein to date
(p.8)

Probe of NIEHS Head Broadens

Several internal inquiries and congressional probes have begun on ethics issues
(p.9)

Boom in Bottle Plastic

PET plant announcement raises question of oversupply
(p.10)
 

Departments

Education

Non-tenure-track research positions offer alternative career paths
(pp. 62-64)
Teachers are tapping into youths' digital savvy to take science education into the future
(pp. 66-68)
Students find great value in low-cost, high-quality two-year colleges
(pp. 62-64)
Former team members reflect on the olympiad's lasting impact on their education and careers
(pp. 71-73)
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Science & Technology

Several companies are developing compounds that improve memory, but ethical issues abound
(pp. 22-24)
Brainy mice and mice with mental deficits reveal reasons for the differences between good and poor memory
Web Exclusive
Emotional memory gone awry leads to posttraumatic stress disorder
Web Exclusive
Aided by dramatic swings in neurochemicals, different stages of sleep help preserve different types of memory
Web Exclusive
Slowly but surely, scientists are unveiling the complex chemical underpinnings of memory
(pp. 13-20)
Scientists and engineers gather to identify priority research areas
(pp. 40-42)
Researchers at IUPAC congress advocate a measured approach to the conservation of cultural artifacts
(pp. 43-45)
New And Notable In The Chemical Industry
(p.46)

Newscripts

(p.96)

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