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May 25, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 21
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May 25, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 21
With in-house information technology burdened to the breaking point, the traditionally conservative drug industry is putting cloud computing to the test
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 10-14)
Features
Government & Policy
Obama's first budget affirms his support for science, particularly in the areas of energy and climate change (pp. 26-32)
Science & Technology
Deadly adulteration of Chinese milk drives development of analytical methods to detect contaminant in food products (pp. 36-38)
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News of the Week

House Committee Clears Cap-And-Trade Bill

Climate change legislation sets CO2 emissions limit, leading to 83% cut in 2050
(p.5)

Onyx Sues Bayer

Small firm claims big partner stole drug
(p.6)

Up In The Clouds

In situ measurements confirm presence of biomaterial in ice crystals
(p.6)

Martian Views

New studies bolster the case for the former presence of liquid water
(p.7)

Sobering BIO

The financial crisis meant fewer attendees at the biotech industry's annual meeting
(p.7)

DNA In Another Dimension

3-D construction technique creates a wealth of structures
(p.8)

Harry Gray Wins Welch Award

Caltech professor recognized for achievement in basic research
(p.8)

Coca-Cola's Biobased Bottles

Ethylene glycol in new Dasani water bottles will be derived from sugar and molasses
(p.9)

New Structure Revisits History

Enzyme played key role in World War I and history of enzymology
(p.9)

CAS Launches Free Online Database

Designed for the public, Common Chemistry offers information about nearly 8,000 chemicals of general interest
(p.34)
 

Departments

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Business

Eyeing the end of the recession, Süd-Chemie looks to advanced technologies for growth
(pp. 17-18)
A Rutgers biochemist revives a World War II-era antimalarial research project
(pp. 20-21)
Foreign and domestic producers ramp up capacity in what they bill as the world's most dynamic market
(pp. 22-23)
Investing heavily, Russian initiative hopes to catch up in nanotechnology commercialization
(p.24)
With in-house information technology burdened to the breaking point, the traditionally conservative drug industry is putting cloud computing to the test
(pp. 10-14)
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Government & Policy

Obama's first budget affirms his support for science, particularly in the areas of energy and climate change
(pp. 26-32)
President requests new money to beef up food and drug safety
(p.33)

Books

Book is a biography of John Muir, one of nature's greatest champions
(p.41)
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Science & Technology

Scientists fill out their toolbox of protein assays to avoid another melamine crisis
Web Exclusive
Deadly adulteration of Chinese milk drives development of analytical methods to detect contaminant in food products
(pp. 36-38)
For graduate students, it pays to pay attention to patent rights
(p.39)
New Software and Websites for the Chemical Enterprise
(p.40)

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