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Ludwig’s Tyler Jacks Speaks About Mouse Models and Use of Genome-Editing Tools to Hasten Discovery in Cancer Research

Ludwig MIT researcher Tyler Jacks will deliver an address titled “Engineering the Cancer Genome” during the opening plenary session of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research on insights gleaned from mouse models of cancer.

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A Camera That Powers Itself!

A team led by Shree K. Nayar, Computer Science Professor at Columbia Engineering, has invented a prototype video camera that is the first to be fully self-powered—it can produce an image each second, indefinitely, of a well-lit indoor scene. They designed a pixel that can not only measure incident light but also convert the incident light into electric power. The work will be presented at the International Conference on Computational Photography in Houston, 4/24-26

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Dark Energy Survey Creates Detailed Guide to Spotting Dark Matter in the Cosmos

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Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey have released the first in a series of dark matter maps of the cosmos. These maps, created with one of the world's most powerful digital cameras, are the largest contiguous maps created at this level of detail and will improve our understanding of dark matter's role in the formation of galaxies.

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The Upworthy Don

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Researchers from Drexel University’s Privacy, Security and Automation Lab are using social network analysis tools to better understand the activity of cybercrime forums. Their findings could guide the next generation of “Untouchables.”

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Virginia Tech, Ecuadoran Scientists Study Rare ‘Pinocchio Lizard’ in Effort to Save It

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A long lizard nose is an important part of their social interactions and a unique aspect of the natural history of this remarkable lizard. Scientists say the more they know about its behavior, the better the chances they have to save it.

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Antioxidant Therapy May Have Promising Potential in Concussion Treatment

A new study out of West Virginia University suggests antioxidants may play a key role in reducing the long-term effects of concussions and could potentially offer a unique new approach for treatment.

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Alcohol-Related Cues and Stress Strongly Impact Females and Increase “Craving”-Like Behavior

A study conducted in rats measuring risk factors that contribute to alcohol abuse suggests females are particularly sensitive to alcohol-related cues and stress which elicits a “craving” response.

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NASA Astronaut-Scientists Speak at APS History of Physiology Group Symposium

Astronaut-scientists from the 1998 NASA STS-90 Neurolab space mission will discuss what they learned about how the brain and nervous system work without gravity. The panel will take place at the 2015 Experimental Biology Meeting in Boston on Wednesday, April 1.

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Air Pollutants Could Boost Potency of Common Airborne Allergens

A pair of air pollutants linked to climate change could also be major contributors to the unparalleled rise in the number of people sneezing, sniffling and wheezing during allergy season. The gases, nitrogen dioxide and ground-level ozone, appear to provoke chemical changes in certain airborne allergens that may increase their potency. That, in combination with changes in global climate could help explain why allergies are becoming more common.