March 27, 2017 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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March 27, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 13
March 27, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 13
Material and manufacturing innovations are the secrets for more comfortable – and someday more interactive – vision correction
By Melody M. Bomgardner
(pp. 29-33)
Universities are pushing their novel molecules into clinical trials (pp. 16-18)
Science & Technology
Will understanding the complex molecular signals involved in hunger yield better obesity drugs? (pp. 19-21)
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President’s proposal would raise charges paid by pharma makers

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Science & Technology

Will understanding the complex molecular signals involved in hunger yield better obesity drugs?
(pp. 19-21)
Workshops conclude chemistry could benefit from NSF mid-scale instrumentation program, which funds instrument projects with price tags between $4 million and $70 million
(pp. 24-26)
A comic collaboration between C&EN and ChemScrapes cartoonist Brendan Burkett
Margaret Faul, leader of the sustainability transition, discusses the firm’s strategy to reduce waste and save time and money
(pp. 27-28)

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