January 29, 2018 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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January 29, 2018 Issue

Volume 96, Issue 5
January 29, 2018 Issue, Vol. 96 | Iss. 5
Researchers are discovering and testing biomarkers to help guide treatment and improve long-term outcomes for transplant patients
By Celia Henry Arnaud
(pp. 26-30)
Microcapsules are increasingly being used to get fragrance and other molecules onto fabrics (pp. 18-21)
Efforts are under way to better align university and corporate needs in speeding new technology to market (pp. 22-23)
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Researchers are discovering and testing biomarkers to help guide treatment and improve long-term outcomes for transplant patients
(pp. 26-30)
Findings may be used to improve performance of nanoporous catalysts by tailoring size and shape of hollow channels
Antibody-detecting test strips that can be read with smartphones hold promise for disease monitoring and vaccine development
New telescopes might search for methane and carbon dioxide, not oxygen
(pp. 10-11)
Conjugated pyrazine linkage endows tunable molecular system with metal-like electron-transfer properties
Cyclized protein-polymer conjugate works better than linear counterparts
Computer simulations show water holds the insulin hexamer together

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(pp. 3-4)