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'Smart' Paper Can Conduct Electricity, Detect Water

A University of Washington team wants to simplify the process for discovering detrimental water leaks by developing “smart” paper that can sense the presence of water.

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neuron firing, Brain Cells, Memory & Cognitive Processes, Visual Perception, mental lapses, Sleep Deprivation, Fatigue, Drowsy Driving

Blame Tired Brain Cells for Mental Lapses After Poor Sleep

A UCLA study is the first to reveal how sleep deprivation disrupts brain cells’ ability to communicate with each other, leading to temporary mental lapses that affect memory and visual perception.

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Bias in Sports Polls?

Trevon Logan, professor of economics and co-director of the Sports and Society Initiative, http://u.osu.edu/sportsandsociety/, at The Ohio State University, talks about the role behavioral bias plays in sports polls.

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Expert on Mass Shootings & Mental Health Says Some Attacks Are Preventable

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Rutgers University Receives 2017 Edison Patent Award For Polymer Used to Develop World’s First Fully Resorbable, X-Ray Visible Stent

A breakthrough patent – the polymer that enabled the development of the world’s first fully resorbable and x-ray visible coronary stent – invented by a Rutgers University researcher received the 2017 Edison Patent Award from the Research & Development Council of New Jersey. The award memorializes the state’s most prolific inventor, Thomas Alva Edison, and highlights the Garden State’s continuous pipeline of exceptional innovation work.

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nasal obstruction, ENT, Otolarnygology, Biomedical Engineering, Undergraduate Research, Invention, Breathing Difficulties, Breathing Problems

Johns Hopkins Undergrads win Silver Prize in 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition

A Johns Hopkins student invention aimed at helping people breathe easier won the silver prize in the 2017 national Collegiate Inventors Competition.

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biomedical engineering research, Sepsis, Entreprenership, cycling injuries

Career Ended by Devastating Crash, Cyclist Turns Toward Treating Sepsis

Sinead Miller was a pro cyclist at the top of her game, a lifelong athlete with unrivaled discipline and drive, when a traumatic brain injury ended her career. She drew upon that determination to earn a biomedical engineering Ph.D. and create a device to treat sepsis.

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Sleep Researcher Available to Discuss How This Weekend's Time Change Can Be Good for Your Health

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Designs by UAB Professor in Demand Around the World

Video by: UAB Visual Content Works by artist Erin Wright, MFA, which touch on topics from democracy to organ donation, are making a global impact. Wright is a professor of graphic design at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History. Wright has been invited to exhibit his poster designs from México City to Tehran.

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Aging, Chromatin, chromatin biology, DNA, Human Longevity

Scientists Decipher Mechanisms Underlying the Biology of Aging

Scientists have helped decipher the dynamics that control how our cells age, and with it implications for extending human longevity. The group used cutting-edge computational and experimental approaches to discover new details about chromatin silencing. The bottom line: balance is the key to aging.







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