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March 22, 2004 Issue

Volume 82, Issue 12
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March 22, 2004 Issue, Vol. 82 | Iss. 12
Analysis and routing strategies emerge as the chemical industry focuses on what information it needs rather than how much is generated
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 19-24)
Features
Science & Technology
Biochemistry: Natural RNA enzyme alters gene expression, usually a job for proteins 
Science & Technology
Controversy over how voltage-gated K+ channels sense voltage continues to bubble (pp. 35-36)
Back Issues
 
BALANCE OF POWER
Shell Chemicals' Rosemarie Mecca has taken on the usually adversarial roles of CIO and CFO
(pp. 25-26)
 

News of the Week

NEW RIBOZYME MAKES THE CUT

Biochemistry: Natural RNA enzyme alters gene expression, usually a job for proteins
(p.6)

MORE MAD COW TESTING

Food Safety: USDA unveils plan to test more than 200,000 cattle
(p.7)

PRICE-FIXING SETTLEMENTS

Business: Crompton reaches pacts with U.S. and Canada on rubber chemical pricing
(p.7)

INFLAMMATION VERSUS THE BRAIN

Neurochemistry: Evidence mounts that inflammation is involved in neurodegenerative disease
(p.8)

DHS REVISES RESEARCH PLAN

Political pressure leads to a reversal on national labs' eligibility
(p.9)

GREEN CHEMISTRY

House Science Committee unveils legislation to target emerging science
(p.9)

NANOMACHINERY GETS A LIFT

Molecular elevator shifts platform mechanically between two levels
(p.10)
 

Departments

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Business

Honeywell's Dicciani is reshuffling its specialty materials business so that it lives up to its name
(pp. 13-15)
Chemical output per hour increased in 2003 at lowest rate in five years, and labor costs rose
(p.16)
Shell Chemicals' Rosemarie Mecca has taken on the usually adversarial roles of CIO and CFO
(pp. 25-26)
Analysis and routing strategies emerge as the chemical industry focuses on what information it needs rather than how much is generated
(pp. 19-24)

ACS News

(pp. 45-47)
(p.48)

Government & Policy

Conference focuses on planned EU legislation, U.S. policies on new and existing substances
(pp. 28-30)
Calls intensify for creation of an independent food safety agency and overhaul of laws
(pp. 31-32)
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Science & Technology

NEW SOFTWARE AND WEBSITES FOR THE CHEMICAL ENTERPRISE
(p.39)
A powerful neurotoxin from puffer fish could provide some cancer patients with non-opioid pain relief
Web Exclusive
Controversy over how voltage-gated K+ channels sense voltage continues to bubble
(pp. 35-36)
Team spreads the word that usable spectra can be obtained using regular organic solvents
(p.38)

Career & Employment

For chemists, there's many a role to play in the long process of drug development
(pp. 51-56)

Newscripts

(p.64)

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Letters