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Silk Could Improve Sensitivity, Flexibility of Wearable Body Sensors

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From smart socks to workout clothes that measure exertion, wearable body sensors are becoming the latest “must-have” technology. Now scientists report they are on the cusp of using silk, one of the world’s most coveted fabrics, to develop a more sensitive and flexible generation of these multi-purpose devices that monitor a slew of body functions in real time.

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Sugars in Some Breast Milk Could Help Protect Babies From Group B Strep

Group B strep (GBS) bacteria remain the leading cause of severe infections in newborns worldwide. Now researchers have found that although the pathogen can be transmitted to infants through breastfeeding, some mothers produce protective sugars in their milk that could help prevent infection. They also report that the sugars can act as anti-biofilm agents, which is the first example of carbohydrates in human milk having this function.

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Few Women with History of Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer Take a Recommended Genetic Test

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More than 80 percent of women living with a history of breast or ovarian cancer at high-risk of having a gene mutation have never taken the test that can detect it.

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Nanotechnology Moves From the Clean Room to the Classroom

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and United Scientific Supplies, Inc. are introducing high school students to nanoscience with a new hands-on product.

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4 Ways California State University Grads and Students Are Shaking Up the Coffee Industry

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From nitrogen-infused coffee to vending machines that sell hot java, these entrepreneurs — all made in the CSU — are disrupting a $40 billion business.

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Expert: New Engine Puts Thomas and Friends on Track with Autism Community

Theo Courtesy: Thomas & Friends Thomas & Friends is set to introduce a new line of "experimental engines," including Theo, who is described as genuinely kind and caring, but with an awkward habit of blunt speaking. He also has a geared drive system that often does not run smoothly, making sudden jolts when his cogs jam.

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Law School Podcast: Cities, States and the Trump Administration

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In the 13th episode of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Planet Lex podcast series, host Dean Daniel Rodriguez discusses these hot-button topics with Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law David Dana and Associate Professor of Law Nadav Shoked.







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