October 3, 2016 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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October 3, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 39
October 3, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 39
As nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, stealthily becomes a leading cause of liver transplants, drug companies are racing to develop treatments
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 46-52)
Science & Technology
Advances in electronic skin could lead to better prosthetics and more independent robots (pp. 22-25)
After years of burning it, companies are starting to recover the ubiquitous tree biopolymer (pp. 35-37)
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A veteran chemist lays out the challenges and benefits of working for one of today’s nonprofit environmental organizations
(pp. 40-43)
Advances in electronic skin could lead to better prosthetics and more independent robots
(pp. 22-25)
Chemists advance single-atom supported catalysts from farfetched idea to reality
(pp. 26-29)

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