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◗ CONTENTS June 2018 Vol. 60, No. 2
4 CJ Blossom Park Named 2018 Laboratory of the Year
Metropolitan State University of Denver also recognized with
a Laboratory of the Year Special Mention
10 Do You Know Your Research Quotient For R&D Spending?
Early adopters will have a competitive advantage as they gain familiarity
with this new approach to the management science of investing in R&D.
14 How Deep Learning is Changing Chemistry R&D
For chemists, the ability of deep learning machines to predict reactions or
suggest methods to synthesize given molecules is tremendously valuable,
yet there is a long way to go until it becomes mainstream.
16 Creating a Graphene-Based Neural Interface
Researchers are investigating the potential of graphene to function
at the electrode-tissue interface as a recoding and stimulating electrode
for application in neural prostheses—devices that restore functions lost
due to neural damage.
18 Using Bulk Superconductors Scientists Create Portable,
High-Field Magnet Systems
It is now also possible for scientists to use high magnetic fields to exploit
the magnetism of a material for controlling chemical and physical
20 The Future is Now for Immunology Research
Building our understanding of disease pathology and exploring
therapeutic combinations will usher in a new wave of treatment
advances for patients living with immune-mediated diseases.
22 Looking Ahead: What’s Next for Io T
The number of devices connected via the Internet of Things is increasing
every day. However, many obstacles will need to be overcome before we
truly have a completely smart and secure Io T system.
24 Sorghum-Based Biofuels Key to Sustainable Bioenergy Economy
The next generation of bioenergy crops are designed to produce higher
yields under more sustainable agricultural practices and sorghum will likely
be one of the first crops to benefit.
27 Advertisers’ Index
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