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February 4, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 5
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February 4, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 5
With breathtaking speed, Chinese contract research organizations have developed drug discovery services that go far beyond basic synthesis
By Jean-François Tremblay
(pp. 11-15)
Features
Government & Policy
With their rise in power, Democrats gain bigger share of industry cash (pp. 21-23)
Science & Technology
Collections of digital resources expand, enhancing current and ensuring future access to scientific data (pp. 26-28)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Inadvertent Contamination

Flame retardants are seeping from research bases into Antarctica's pristine environment
(p.6)

President Urges Research Funding

Bush backs physical sciences, clean energy, and free trade
(p.7)

Tempered Optimism

Firms at Informex trade show tout targeted investments in a competitive arena
(p.7)

Quinine Quest

Final disputed steps of the antimalarial alkaloid's first total synthesis confirmed
(p.8)

Wyeth Cutbacks

Firm plans to trim up to 10% of its workforce, in line with the trend for big pharma
(p.8)

Bisphenol A Safety

Research results may call into question conclusions of a federal report
(p.9)

Chemical Earnings Yet to Slip

Foreign sales are bailing out ebbing U.S. growth
(p.10)
 

Departments

Government & Policy

With their rise in power, Democrats gain bigger share of industry cash
(pp. 21-23)
Federal Trade Commission scrutinizes environmental marketing, carbon-offset claims to weed out deception
(p.24)

Education

Pioneering class helps undergraduate students explore their own scientific interests
(p.31)
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Science & Technology

Collections of digital resources expand, enhancing current and ensuring future access to scientific data
(pp. 26-28)
Study combining experiment and theory demonstrates that electron-nucleus coupling has minor effect on reactions
(p.29)
New And Notable In The Chemical Industry
(p.30)

Career & Employment

Potential employees are advised to target high-growth areas and hone specific skills
(pp. 38-41)

Newscripts

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