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September 24, 2007 Issue

Volume 85, Issue 39
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September 24, 2007 Issue, Vol. 85 | Iss. 39
Even with tools to diagnose, treat, and prevent tuberculosis, the disease remains a significant public health and R&D challenge
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 21-32)
Features
Business
The rebounding custom pharmaceutical chemical business pushes the high-tech envelope (pp. 49-53)
Government & Policy
Despite many unknowns, hopes abound that carbon sequestration can stanch global warming (pp. 74-81)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Taking Down TB

TB Vaccines May Offer A Needed Boost
New tuberculosis vaccine candidates advance into clinical testing
(pp. 34-37)
TB Diagnosis: Murky
Difficulties in identifying, classifying tuberculosis drive development of new diagnostics
(pp. 39-43)
 

News of the Week

Gates Funds More TB R&D

Gates Foundation's cash infusion targets new medical and diagnostic tools
(p.15)

PPG To Sell Two Operations

Divestitures to focus firm on coatings, specialty products, and services
(p.16)

Catalysis Across A Ring

Catalytic transannular Diels-Alder reaction is highly selective
(p.17)

Eastman Selling Polymer Plants

Competitors want company's non-U.S. PET business
(p.18)

Mars Is Drier Than Expected

New images show lava, landslides instead of watery residues
(p.18)
 

Departments

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Business

The rebounding custom pharmaceutical chemical business pushes the high-tech envelope
(pp. 49-53)
Offshoots from university's chemistry department make their mark in the world of commerce
(pp. 54-60)
Linde's acquisition of BOC bolsters other companies; outlook is positive
(pp. 62-64)
Indian generic pharmaceutical manufacturer CIPLA is under attack for its prices in India
(pp. 66-68)
RAG's corporate identity change means the demise of the Degussa name
(p.71)
(p.117)

ACS News

Relevant programs, awards, and tools forge links to chemists under 35
(p.114)
Council meeting features discussion of ACS public policy efforts
(pp. 112-113)

Government & Policy

Despite many unknowns, hopes abound that carbon sequestration can stanch global warming
(pp. 74-81)
Requests by private labs to take on some of the agency's burden go unanswered
(pp. 83-85)

Books

An insider puts the details of the complex fine chemicals industry into historical perspective
(pp. 110-111)

Education

Quizzes based on the popular television game show enliven an undergraduate chemistry course
(p.107)
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Science & Technology

New tuberculosis vaccine candidates advance into clinical testing
(pp. 34-37)
Difficulties in identifying, classifying tuberculosis drive development of new diagnostics
(pp. 39-43)
Even with tools to diagnose, treat, and prevent tuberculosis, the disease remains a significant public health and R&D challenge
(pp. 21-32)
Chemists are using this precious metal to catalyze a treasure trove of reactions
(pp. 87-91)
Analytical chemists are developing new methods to assess food safety
(pp. 92-94)
Medicinal chemistry methods lead to new cooling compounds that are more potent and last longer than menthol
(pp. 95-98)
Unique program promotes polymer science for both researchers and K-12 teachers
(pp. 99-102)
Small fish can impact drug and target screening in a big way
(pp. 103-105)
Painters create their art using various formulations of pigments, oils, and other additives
(p.106)

Newscripts

(p.136)

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