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September 20, 2004 Issue

Volume 82, Issue 38
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September 20, 2004 Issue, Vol. 82 | Iss. 38
As structure determination becomes a high-throughput tool for optimizing drug leads, biotech companies apply it to contract research as well as their own portfolios
By VIVIEN MARX, C&EN NORTHEAST NEWS BUREAU
(pp. 22-30)
Features
Science & Technology
First stable compound with a silicon-silicon triple bond is synthesized 
Science & Technology
Discoverer of oxygen and other gases played key role in history of chemistry (pp. 41-45)
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News of the Week

SILICON COMPLETES TRIPLE CROWN

First stable compound with a silicon-silicon triple bond is synthesized
(p.9)

IVAN POUNDS GULF, SHUTTERS PLANTS

Many chemical firms close down and send workers home in preparation
(p.10)

BAYER TEAMS UP WITH SCHERING-PLOUGH

Agreement is expected to bolster the German firm's U.S. drug business
(p.11)

BUSH TAPS BEMENT TO HEAD NSF

Last-minute nomination establishes leadership of science agency
(p.11)

ANTIBIOTIC ACTION REVEALED BY NMR

Nisin binding of lipid II offers ideas for tackling antibiotic resistance
(p.12)

SEE DOWN TO 0.6 Å

Electron microscope achieves direct sub-angstrom imaging of a crystal
(p.13)

TARGETING CANCER

NCI launches initiative to enlist nanotechnology in fight against cancer
(p.13)
 

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Government & Policy

Consumer group asks agency to use rights under Bayh-Dole Act to ensure reasonable drug prices
(pp. 34-35)
Utility's plan to build 1,000-MW clean-coal plant may change the world for coal-generated power
(pp. 36-37)
Cuts to NSF funding for 2005 mark low point in legislators' understanding of impact of R&D
(p.38)

Education

Recent chemistry Ph.D.s find a welcome home in departments other than chemistry
(pp. 58-60)
PHOTO BY KWAME ROSS/UIUC
(pp. 62-63)
Universities introduce Eurobachelor to promote comparability between chemistry programs
(pp. 66-67)

Science & Technology

As structure determination becomes a high-throughput tool for optimizing drug leads, biotech companies apply it to contract research as well as their own portfolios
(pp. 22-30)
Plastic bags are not created equal because they are meant for different purposes
(p.51)
Discoverer of oxygen and other gases played key role in history of chemistry
(pp. 41-45)
Symposium recognizes the talent and innovative contributions of young R&D scientists
(pp. 46-47)
Symposia chart the hurdles involved in turning a pesticide lead into a commercial product
(pp. 48-49)

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