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#13
March 2001

From David Bradley Science Writer and
Advanced Chemistry Development

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Oceanic chemical weapons??Plankton are right at the bottom of the marine food chain, make no mistake, but it is not just whales and fish they have to worry about. They also eat each other
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Breast is best??The selective estrogenic compound tamoxifen, used in treating breast cancer, can also reduce inflammatory markers linked to heart disease, according to researchers writing in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association, in February.

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Good vibrations?US physicists have now been able to identify molecules that until now appeared as ambiguous peaks and troughs in scanning tunnelling microscope images. The new revelations could lead to better control of reactions in the chemical and petroleum industries.

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As natural as cooking?Cooking with gas could have implications for people susceptible to lung disorders, such as asthma, according to a study published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
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Antony Williams (ACD/Labs): Speeding up the Discovery Process Applications of Prediction Software

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The presentation offeres the following topics: Physicochemical Prediction, Fragmentation Algorithms, Testing the Predictions, Performing the Predictions, NMR Prediction Algorithms, NMR Analysis, Additivity Rules Based Prediction, Fragment - Based Prediction, Real NMR prediction, ACD/HNMR Prediction, Database training, Predictions Using User Databases, Matching experimental and predicted, Auto - Assignment Using MS Prediction, IR - Automated Structure Verification. Continue...

Antony N. Davies (Institute of Spectrochemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Dortmund, Germany): Online services for your desktop on a pay-as-you-surf principle - ACD/Labs I-Lab

??? Many ideas which were being discussed in different quarters have found their realisation in the catalogues of Advanced Chemistry Development, ACD/Labs Inc. In the article of this series on new Internet-based services for the chemist/spectroscopist, I will be taking a quick look at the ACD/Labs I-Lab online web-based program range. Continue...

Snapshots of Celebrity Molecules

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ACD/Labs Scholar of the Year 2000 Award

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