February 21, 2005 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
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February 21, 2005 Issue

Volume 83, Issue 8
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February 21, 2005 Issue, Vol. 83 | Iss. 8
From tea to statins, familiar products reveal the mechanisms behind this complex disease and inspire new ways to treat it
By Sophie L. Rovner, C&EN Washington
(pp. 38-45)
Features
Science & Technology
Structure of an important cockroach pheromone is finally elucidated 
Science & Technology
Synthetic nanomotors are propelled by catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide fuel (pp. 33-35)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: UNTANGLING ALZHEIMER'S

NANOTECH-BASED SENSORS
Forewarned Is Forearmed
(p.41)
 

News of the Week

Trapping Roaches With Biochemistry

Structure of an important cockroach pheromone is finally elucidated
(p.9)

FDA Creates Panel On Drug Safety

New safety board is a step forward, but critics question its independence
(p.10)

Investors Snap Up Huntsman's IPO

Rockwood files for own stock offering on day of Huntsman launch
(p.10)

Yale Recovers Lucrative Patent

Decision resolves dispute with Nobel Laureate over mass spec technique
(p.11)

Ammonia Is Ready For A Transfer

Iridium insertion into N–H bond opens door to catalytic amination reactions
(p.12)

State Department Extends Mantis

New clearance period announced for foreign students and researchers
(p.12)

Mapping Human Genetic Variation

Detailed analysis of genomic differences may advance customized medicine
(p.13)
 

Departments

Government & Policy

President's pledge to cut domestic spending trims most R&D funding
(pp. 24-29)
Preventing asbestos victims from fraudulently claiming injury from silica is problematic
(p.30)
Federal agencies follow same basic ethics rules, yet NIH appears alone in conflict-of-interest woes
(p.31)
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Science & Technology

From tea to statins, familiar products reveal the mechanisms behind this complex disease and inspire new ways to treat it
(pp. 38-45)
Most people don't give car fuel much thought, but it is quite a complex mixture of hydrocarbons
(p.37)
NEW AND NOTABLE IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Synthetic nanomotors are propelled by catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide fuel
(pp. 33-35)
Copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne reaction is used to cyclodimerize large peptides
(p.36)

Career & Employment

Today's analytical chemists in the pharmaceutical industry are trading lab coats for hard hats

Editor's Page

Letters

Letters(pp. 6-7)