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May 12, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 19
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May 12, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 19
Ingredient makers strive to understand and satisfy cosmetic labeling promises
By Marc S. Reisch
(pp. 15-20)
Features
Business
Major drug companies have a medical flop with inhaled insulin, but one biopharmaceutical firm keeps trying (pp. 24-27)
Science & Technology
Testing is critical for preventing and detecting contamination of drugs, food (p.37)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Petrochemical Newcomers

Refiner and pipeline companies plan large Gulf Coast chemical investments
(p.9)

New Carbonyl Allylations

Reactions sidestep allyl-metal reagents, need for preliminary oxidation
(p.10)

Cellulose Breakdown

Genomic analysis of cellulose-degrading fungus boosts biofuel research
(p.11)

Food Versus Fuel Fight Heats Up

Two states, 24 senators seek to limit support programs
(p.11)

EPA's Scientific Integrity

Former Bush Administration official calls for open chemical assessment process
(p.12)

PetroChina Refinery Protest

Chinese citizens demonstrate against planned petrochemical complex near Chengdu
(p.12)
 

Departments

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Business

Major drug companies have a medical flop with inhaled insulin, but one biopharmaceutical firm keeps trying
(pp. 24-27)
Sigma-Aldrich adds organometallics production, purification at U.S. site
(p.27)
To keep prospering in the cyclical petrochemical industry, the giant invests both in good years and bad
(pp. 28-29)
Ingredient makers strive to understand and satisfy cosmetic labeling promises
(pp. 15-20)

ACS News

Overseeing the rules and regulations for how ACS conducts business
(p.51)
(pp. 53-54)

Government & Policy

'Gathering Storm' convocation laments lack of improvement in science and technology funding and education
(pp. 32-34)
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Science & Technology

Testing is critical for preventing and detecting contamination of drugs, food
(p.37)
A consortium of scientists raced against the clock to identify the cause of adverse reactions
(pp. 38-40)
FDA scientific units have compiled evidence needed for several high-profile cases
Web Exclusive
Investigators deployed an array of analytical tools while probing a wave of pet deaths in 2007
(pp. 41-43)
Innovations in agricultural and processing practices extend the range of products derived from the sugar industry
(pp. 44-45)
Radical chemistry could help birds use Earth's magnetic field as a compass
(pp. 46-47)
Sarin homolog inhibits enzymes in endocannabinoid system
(p.48)
New Software and Websites for the Chemical Enterprise
(p.49)

Career & Employment

Some traditional chemistry departments are providing research for medical centers
Web Exclusive
Challenging and rewarding careers in chemistry await at research hospitals and medical centers
(pp. 55-58)

Newscripts

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Editor's Page

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