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December 1, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 48
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December 1, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 48
Drug firms have spent the year adopting new business models aimed at igniting innovation, protecting profitability
By Susan J. Ainsworth
(pp. 15-24)
Features
Government & Policy
As Obama sets agenda and fills top posts, groups offer up wish lists (pp. 43-49)
Science & Technology
Debate over history of water on the red planet intensifies with new spacecraft data (pp. 59-61)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Measured Metamorphosis

Facing The Giants
Drug companies struggle to deflect generics competition, appease cautious regulators
(pp. 20-21)
 

News of the Week

Plant Puberty

Structure of receptor of key plant hormone gibberellin reveals how molecule works
(p.9)

Biotechs Scramble

Companies are taking drastic measures to conserve cash for R&D
(p.10)

More Chemical Plants Are Closing

Shrinking economy leads to new layoffs and reductions in capacity
(p.10)

Bryostatin, Faster

Highly selective catalysis dramatically reduces steps to multiring structure
(p.11)

Climate-Change Talks

Meeting in Poland sets stage for next year's negotiations on new treaty to lower greenhouse gas emissions
(p.11)

NSF Revises Proposal Policies

Agency requires mentoring activities in grant applications
(p.12)

Tamed Germanium

Cryptand cage sequesters a nearly naked germanium dication
(p.12)
 

Departments

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Business

New government fund will give $1 billion to promising Chinese drug labs
(pp. 28-29)
Petrochemical makers in Latin America expect to largely escape the global economic downturn
(pp. 30-31)
Finding a balanced media response to setbacks in AIDS vaccine research
(p.32)
Two views on how the pharmaceutical industry can best meet the medical needs of impoverished people around the globe
(pp. 33-40)
Drug companies struggle to deflect generics competition, appease cautious regulators
(pp. 20-21)
Drug firms have spent the year adopting new business models aimed at igniting innovation, protecting profitability
(pp. 15-24)
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Government & Policy

As Obama sets agenda and fills top posts, groups offer up wish lists
(pp. 43-49)