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Migraines

Migraines: “Like an Ice Pick to the Brain”

It's late summer and a breeze drifts across the restaurant patio, where diners are clustered around long tables in bright green chairs that match...
quantum physics

Teaching Quantum Physics to a Computer

Physics students spend many years learning to master the often counterintuitive laws and effects of quantum mechanics. For instance, the quantum state of a...
Microscopic chariots

Microscopic Chariots Deliver Molecules Within Our Cells

On the cellular highway, motor proteins called dyneins rule the road. Dyneins “walk” along structures called microtubules to deliver cellular cargo, such as signaling...
crops

Root Discovery May Lead to Crops That Need Less Fertilizer

Bean plants that suppress secondary root growth in favor of boosting primary root growth forage greater soil volume to acquire phosphorus, according to Penn...
stroke, sleeping sickness, Sight Loss

Two Simple Tests Could Help to Pinpoint Cause of Stroke

Combining the test with a brain scan could provide key genetic information that may help identify those most at risk from a second stroke,...
nanoscale

Lab Unlocks Secrets of Nanoscale 3D Printing

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have discovered novel ways to extend the capabilities of two-photon lithography (TPL), a high-resolution 3D printing technique capable...
anxiety disorder

The Brain Chemistry of Shyness

Welcome, Tomas Furmark, Professor in the Department of Psychology.  You’ve received research funding from the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences to examine...
Cancer Treatment

3-D Imaging of Collagen may Become Vital Tool for Precision Cancer...

For an illness like cancer, doctors in search of definitive diagnosis often turn to computed tomography (CT) scans based on reconstructing a three-dimensional image...
fever

Faster Apprehension of Fever Causes

Fever can be a symptom of a cold, or the warning sign of a serious illness. If the fever lasts longer than three weeks...
soft sensorvideo

Innovative Material for Soft Sensor Could Bring New Tactile Tech

A new type of soft and stretchable sensor could find uses in applications ranging from athletics and health monitoring to prosthetics and virtual reality. The...
ultraviolet radiation

High Resolution Without Particle Accelerator

A visit to the optometrist often involves optical coherence tomography. This imaging process uses infrared radiation to penetrate the layers of the retina and...
magnets

Diving into Magnets

Magnets are found in motors, in energy production and in data storage. A deeper understanding of the basic properties of magnetic materials could therefore...
virus replicationvideo

Morgridge Scientists Illuminate Structures Vital to Virus Replication

In the fight against the viruses that invade everyday life, seeing and understanding the battleground is essential. Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research...
Fossil

3D-Modelling Shows Food Residues in 230 Million Years Old Fossil Faeces

Examples from two faeces of Triassic age (230 million years old) include delicate remains of beetles in one, and a half-complete fish and fragments...
genomevideo

Sequencing of Green Alga Genome Provides Blueprint to Advance Clean Energy,...

Plant biologists have sequenced the genome of a particularly promising species of green alga, providing a blueprint for new discoveries in producing sustainable biofuels,...
retinal vein

Avastin as Effective as Eylea for Treating Central Retinal Vein Occlusion

Monthly eye injections of Avastin (bevacizumab) are as effective as the more expensive drug Eylea (aflibercept) for the treatment of central retinal vein occlusion...
touchpadsvideo

CMU Creating Touchpads with Can of Spray Paint

Touch sensing is most common on small, flat surfaces such as smartphone or tablet screens. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, however, turn surfaces of...
tactile sensor

Prof. Inkyu Park Developed a Tactile Sensor That Can Act as...

A joint research team of Prof. Jung Kim and Prof. Inkyu Park of ME department, KAIST has developed a tactile sensor that can act...
clingfishvideo

New Many-toothed Clingfish Discovered with Help of Digital Scans

A set of curious researchers, state-of-the-art visual technology and a bit of good luck helped find a new fish whose tooth collection could put...
mapping

A Seismic Mapping Milestone

When an earthquake strikes, the release of energy creates seismic waves that often wreak havoc for life at the surface. Those same waves, however,...