Science: For Colloids

An institute devoted solely to tracking down and getting acquainted with the elusive colloid, with a building and endowment costing $1,000,000, is the avowed aim of the American Chemical Society, disclosed at the end of its annual meeting last week (TIME, May 5). The project is supported by the National Research Council and the National Academy of Sciences. The institute will be established at some American university where colloid research is stressed, such as the University of Wisconsin.

Colloids are jelly-like substances, solutions of which pass through an animal membrane with difficulty, as...

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