May 23, 2016 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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May 23, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 21
May 23, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 21
Interdisciplinary teams at leading cancer centers work with 
outside partners to translate their basic research into medical practice
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 30-35)
Government & Policy
Federal scientists in Ashland, Ore., use cutting-edge technology to help track down animal killers (pp. 18-20)
Science & Technology
Lurking in paint layers, metal soaps are forming and damaging paintings (pp. 21-23)
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