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May 3, 2004 Issue

Volume 82, Issue 18
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May 3, 2004 Issue, Vol. 82 | Iss. 18
Cosmetic makers look to science to unlock age-defying secrets, as FDA closely scrutinizes claims of therapeutic benefits
By PATRICIA L. SHORT, RICK MULLIN, ALEXANDER H. TULLO
(pp. 19-21)
Features
Science & Technology
Laser-based method provides route to previously inaccessible structures 
Science & Technology
Versatile and advantageous, ionic liquids are beginning to create waves in polymer science (pp. 26-29)
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News of the Week

UNLIKELY PARTNERS IN PATTERNING

Laser-based method provides route to previously inaccessible structures
(p.6)

EARNINGS SURGE AT CHEMICAL FIRMS

A better economy means improved results at most U.S. chemical makers
(p.7)

SANOFI UPS OFFER TO WIN AVENTIS

Sweetened bid yields control of Aventis, forging a French pharma giant
(p.7)

POLYMER OLED EFFICIENCY BOOST

Polymer display breakthroughs could lead to large-scale manufacturing
(p.9)

BP PLANNING OLEFINS SPIN-OFF

Oil company will explore an IPO of olefins and derivatives unit
(p.10)

GENOMICS TESTING

U.S., EU officials to explore use of gene chips to assess groups of chemicals
(p.10)
 

Departments

Education

Annual NOBCChE conference offers something for scientists at all stages of their careers
(pp. 36-37)
Faculty at undergraduate institutions share successful strategies and experiences
(pp. 33-35)
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Science & Technology

Versatile and advantageous, ionic liquids are beginning to create waves in polymer science
(pp. 26-29)
Molecule plays a key role in controlling the organization and fluidity of cell membranes
(pp. 30-31)
Model for protein assembly based on silkworm cocoons gets cellulose chemists' attention
(p.32)

Career & Employment

Despite industry backlash, combinatorial chemistry has found a place in the daily job of drug discovery
(p.43)

Newscripts

(p.56)

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