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Released: 27-May-2021 12:55 PM EDT
The Robot Smiled Back
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Long interested in interactions between robots and humans, Columbia Engineering researchers have created EVA, a new autonomous robot with a soft and expressive face that responds to match the expressions of nearby humans. “The idea for EVA took shape a few years ago, when my students and I began to notice that the robots in our lab were staring back at us through plastic, googly eyes,” said Prof Hod Lipson, who led the team.

Newswise:Video Embedded bringing-microscopy-to-the-biologist
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Released: 27-May-2021 12:15 PM EDT
Bringing microscopy to the biologist
Morgridge Institute for Research

Portable Flamingo microscopes have the potential to democratize science by opening up new opportunities to wide ranges of researchers and institutions.

Newswise:Video Embedded on-site-hydrogen-production-technology-accelerates-to-market
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Released: 26-May-2021 5:45 PM EDT
On-Site Hydrogen Production Technology Accelerates to Market
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

SoCalGas recently licensed a PNNL-developed generation system that uses sunlight to convert natural gas and water into hydrogen and capture the carbon dioxide (CO2) to prevent carbon emissions. Hydrogen has many applications, including powering vehicles and homes.

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Released: 25-May-2021 12:20 PM EDT
Does the Milky Way move like a spinning top?
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC)

An investigation carried out by the astrophysicists of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) ?ofia Chrobáková, a doctoral student at the IAC and the University of La Laguna (ULL), and Martín López Corredoira, questions one of the most interesting findings about the dynamics of the Milky Way in recent years: the precession, or the wobble in the axis of rotation of the disc warp is incorrect.

Newswise:Video Embedded ucla-to-present-opera-veteran-journeys-to-focus-on-los-angeles-veterans-and-their-families
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Released: 25-May-2021 10:05 AM EDT
UCLA to Present Opera: “Veteran Journeys” to Focus on American Veterans and Their Families
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

UCLA to Present Opera: “Veteran Journeys” to Focus on American Veterans and Their Families Music and libretto by Dr. Kenneth Wells, professor at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Semel Institute and David Geffen School of Medicine, to premiere June 3 in honor of Memorial Day (May 31)

Newswise:Video Embedded specialized-care-team-launched-in-central-texas-to-help-high-risk-expectant-mothers
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Released: 25-May-2021 9:45 AM EDT
Specialized Care Team Launched in Central Texas to Help High-Risk Expectant Mothers
Baylor Scott and White Health

To offer transport to a high level of specialty care for expectant mothers and their babies, Baylor Scott & White Health has launched the system’s first Central Texas maternal transport team. Baylor Scott & White maternal nurses staff the team, which also includes pilots, paramedics and EMTs who will facilitate transfers of high-risk obstetrics patients via air and ground transfers from hospitals throughout the region. The maternal transport team began service May 17, transporting patients to and from facilities inside and outside of the Baylor Scott & White Health system.

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Released: 25-May-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Road to Chula Engineering Journey | LEARN DO SHARE @ Chiang Mai
Chulalongkorn University

The “Road to Chula Engineering Journey – Learn Do Share” is a project for Chula Engineering faculty members to gain hands-on experience in sustainable development for a local community in Chiang Mai province.

Newswise:Video Embedded surge-in-nitrogen-has-turned-sargassum-into-the-world-s-largest-harmful-algal-bloom
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Released: 24-May-2021 4:30 PM EDT
Surge in Nitrogen Has Turned Sargassum into the World’s Largest Harmful Algal Bloom
Florida Atlantic University

Scientists have discovered dramatic changes in the chemistry and composition of Sargassum, floating brown seaweed, transforming this vibrant living organism into a toxic “dead zone.” Results suggest that increased nitrogen availability from natural and anthropogenic sources, including sewage, is supporting blooms of Sargassum and turning a critical nursery habitat into harmful algal blooms with catastrophic impacts on coastal ecosystems, economies, and human health. Globally, harmful algal blooms are related to increased nutrient pollution.

Newswise:Video Embedded new-technology-in-train-to-reduce-rail-energy-costs-and-improve-driver-safety-via-ipad-app
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Released: 24-May-2021 2:05 AM EDT
New technology in train to reduce rail energy costs and improve driver safety via iPad app
University of South Australia

An app developed by Australian mathematician Professor Peter Pudney to make trains safer, more fuel efficient and run to time, is now used in 8000 passenger, freight and heavy haul trains on four continents.

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Released: 21-May-2021 8:55 AM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO: How to Win Over Vaccine Skeptics: Live Expert Panel for May 20
Newswise

How to Win Over Vaccine Skeptics: Live Expert Panel for May 20, 3pm ET

Newswise:Video Embedded brain-stimulation-evoking-sense-of-touch-improves-control-of-robotic-arm
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16-May-2021 8:00 PM EDT
Brain Stimulation Evoking Sense of Touch Improves Control of Robotic Arm
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

The brain-computer interface user was able to transfer objects with a robotic arm at twice the speed of doing it without the tactile feedback.

Newswise:Video Embedded the-june-2021-issue-of-the-diseases-of-the-colon-and-rectum-is-out-what-are-the-top-11-reasons-to-read-this-month-s-issue
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Released: 20-May-2021 10:05 AM EDT
The June 2021 Issue of the Diseases of the Colon and Rectum is out! What are the top 11 reasons to read this month's issue?
Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

The June 2021 Issue of the Diseases of the Colon and Rectum is out! What are the top 11 reasons to read this month's issue?

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20-May-2021 8:50 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Addressing Systemic Racism in Academia, Live Expert Panel for May 19
Newswise

Experts from the American Thoracic Society will discuss issues with systemic racism in academia as a follow-up to their session on this topic at the virtual 2021 ATS Annual Conference.

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Released: 19-May-2021 3:15 PM EDT
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A primer on the long-standing dispute over Gaza
University of Michigan

Since May 10, more than 200 Palestinians and a dozen Israelis have died in fighting in Israel and the occupied territories.

Newswise:Video Embedded msk-to-recognize-2021-gerstner-sloan-kettering-gsk-graduates-during-virtual-commencement-on-may-19-2021
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Released: 19-May-2021 10:00 AM EDT
MSK to Recognize 2021 Gerstner Sloan Kettering (GSK) Graduates During Virtual Commencement on May 19, 2021
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

During a virtual commencement ceremony on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at 3:00 PM ET, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) will recognize seven Gerstner Sloan Kettering (GSK) 2021 graduates and honor Joan Argetsinger Steitz, PhD, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale School of Medicine and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, with the 2021 Honorary Degree and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Biomedical Research.

Newswise:Video Embedded we-ve-got-the-dirt-on-soil-protists
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Released: 19-May-2021 10:00 AM EDT
We’ve Got the Dirt on Soil Protists
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The diverse collection of microbes known as protists are understudied, but their impact on ecosystems and agriculture could be huge.

Newswise:Video Embedded sandia-app-assesses-value-of-energy-storage-for-businesses-utilities
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Released: 19-May-2021 9:50 AM EDT
Sandia app assesses value of energy storage for businesses, utilities
Sandia National Laboratories

Utility companies and corporate project developers now have help assessing how much money adding an energy storage system will save them thanks to new Sandia National Laboratories software.

Newswise:Video Embedded taking-photos-can-impair-your-memory-of-events
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Released: 19-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Taking photos can impair your memory of events
Binghamton University, State University of New York

It is a common practice to photograph events that we most want to remember, such as birthdays, graduations and vacations. But taking photos can actually impair your memory for the experience, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Newswise:Video Embedded colonoscopies-should-start-at-age-45-new-guidelines-say
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Released: 18-May-2021 3:35 PM EDT
Colonoscopies should start at age 45, new guidelines say
University of Washington School of Medicine and UW Medicine

Dr. Rachel Issaka, a gastroenterologist and assistant professor with UW Medicine, talks about the significance of the new recommendation and what it may mean for the Black community.

Newswise:Video Embedded pnnl-invention-reduces-risk-of-battery-explosions
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Released: 18-May-2021 2:00 PM EDT
PNNL Invention Reduces Risk of Battery Explosions
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

A simple sensor system developed at PNNL can prevent dangerous battery fires.

Newswise:Video Embedded study-confirms-origin-of-vervet-monkeys-living-near-an-urban-airport-for-decades
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Released: 18-May-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Study Confirms Origin of Vervet Monkeys Living Near an Urban Airport for Decades
Florida Atlantic University

Scientists have confirmed the species and origin of a colony of wild African vervet monkeys that landed in Dania Beach more than 70 years ago. They escaped from the Dania Chimpanzee Farm in 1948 and settled in a thick mangrove forest near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in South Florida. The facility acted as a zoo and also provided primates imported from Africa as research subjects in the development of the polio vaccine and other medical research.

Newswise:Video Embedded ornl-partners-on-science-kits-for-stem-schools
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Released: 17-May-2021 5:05 PM EDT
ORNL partners on science kits for STEM schools
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Center of Science and Industry and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network have partnered to deliver hundreds of free science kits called Learning Lunchboxes to STEM-designated schools in East Tennessee.

Newswise:Video Embedded may-20-is-the-fourth-annual-national-stop-the-bleed-day
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Released: 17-May-2021 4:15 PM EDT
May 20 is the fourth annual National STOP THE BLEED Day
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

National STOP THE BLEED® Day provides a renewed opportunity to highlight why it’s important that everyone learn how to control serious bleeding.

Newswise:Video Embedded discovery-of-new-material-could-someday-aid-in-nuclear-nonproliferation
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Released: 17-May-2021 3:35 PM EDT
Discovery of new material could someday aid in nuclear nonproliferation
Los Alamos National Laboratory

A newly discovered quasicrystal that was created by the first nuclear explosion at Trinity Site, N.M., on July 16, 1945, could someday help scientists better understand illicit nuclear explosions and curb nuclear proliferation.

Newswise:Video Embedded uri-students-learn-about-animal-behavior-by-training-chickens-to-perform-tasks
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Released: 17-May-2021 2:25 PM EDT
URI students learn about animal behavior by training chickens to perform tasks
University of Rhode Island

Each of the 13 students in URI Assistant Professor Justin Richard’s class is assigned a chicken and is instructed to train it to do several required behaviors, as well as other behaviors the students choose themselves. All train the birds to understand that when they hear a clicker, a food reward will be delivered. They also train the birds to peck at a target. Some students are also training their chickens to get on a scale to be weighed, identify a particular color, or jump through a hoop.

Newswise:Video Embedded cornell-startup-s-sustainable-tech-takes-food-farther
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Released: 17-May-2021 1:40 PM EDT
Cornell startup’s sustainable tech takes food farther
Cornell University

Farther Farms has created the world’s first commercially available french fries that don’t need freezing or refrigeration, with innovative technology developed at Cornell University.

Newswise:Video Embedded engineered-organism-could-diagnose-crohn-s-disease-flareups
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Released: 17-May-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Engineered organism could diagnose Crohn's disease flareups
Rice University

In an important step toward the clinical application of synthetic biology, Rice University researchers have engineered a bacterium with the necessary capabilities for diagnosing a human disease.

Newswise:Video Embedded successful-start-of-dark-energy-spectroscopic-instrument-desi-follows-record-setting-trial-run
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Released: 17-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Successful Start of Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) Follows Record-Setting Trial Run
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A five-year quest to map the universe and unravel the mysteries of “dark energy” is beginning officially today, May 17, at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona. To complete its quest, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) will capture and study the light from tens of millions of galaxies and other distant objects in the universe.

Newswise:Video Embedded test-devices-aim-to-relieve-burden-of-urinary-incontinence
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Released: 17-May-2021 8:25 AM EDT
Test devices aim to relieve burden of urinary incontinence
University of Washington School of Medicine and UW Medicine

Dr. Suzette Sutherland is involved in three clinical trials designed to make urinary incontinence more manageable, using the technique of neuromodulation with small devices which can be managed by patient.

Newswise:Video Embedded new-research-optimizes-body-s-own-immune-system-to-fight-cancer
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Released: 14-May-2021 11:40 AM EDT
New research optimizes body’s own immune system to fight cancer
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

A groundbreaking study led by engineering and medical researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities shows how engineered immune cells used in new cancer therapies can overcome physical barriers to allow a patient’s own immune system to fight tumors. The research could improve cancer therapies in the future for millions of people worldwide.

Newswise:Video Embedded lung-damage-not-the-culprit-for-post-covid-exercise-limitations
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Released: 13-May-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Lung Damage Not the Culprit for Post-COVID Exercise Limitations
American Physiological Society (APS)

A new study suggests the lungs may not be the main factor that reduce exercise ability in people recovering from severe COVID-19. Anemia and muscle dysfunction also play a role. The study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology. It was chosen as an APSselect article for May.

Newswise:Video Embedded orangutan-finding-highlights-need-to-protect-habitat
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12-May-2021 4:15 PM EDT
Orangutan Finding Highlights Need to Protect Habitat
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Wild orangutans are known for their ability to survive food shortages, but scientists have made a surprising finding that highlights the need to protect the habitat of these critically endangered primates, which face rapid habitat destruction and threats linked to climate change. Scientists found that the muscle mass of orangutans on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia was significantly lower when less fruit was available. That’s remarkable because orangutans are thought to be especially good at storing and using fat for energy, according a Rutgers-led study in the journal Scientific Reports.

Newswise:Video Embedded australia-accelerates-new-covid-19-vaccine-to-fight-mutant-strains
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Released: 13-May-2021 2:05 AM EDT
Australia accelerates new COVID-19 vaccine to fight mutant strains
University of South Australia

A leading South Australian immunologist has been awarded $3 million from the Federal Government to accelerate work on a locally developed Covid-19 vaccine, in what's anticipated to be the second line of defence against the virus.

Newswise:Video Embedded researchers-launch-next-generation-human-brain-imaging-lab
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Released: 13-May-2021 12:05 AM EDT
Researchers launch ‘next generation’ human brain imaging lab
Virginia Tech

Researchers to measure the brain's subtle magnetic signals in two research volunteers simultaneously as they interact, capturing the rich complexity of the brain's signaling during face-to-face social interactions in real-time.

Newswise:Video Embedded from-curb-to-doorstep-driving-efficiencies-for-delivering-goods
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Released: 12-May-2021 3:30 PM EDT
From Curb to Doorstep: Driving Efficiencies for Delivering Goods
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

In a collaboration between Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab, a prototype webapp has been developed that combines smart sensors and machine learning to predict parking space availability. The prototype is ready for initial testing to help commercial delivery drivers find open spaces without expending fuel and losing time and patience.

Newswise:Video Embedded earthquake-early-warnings-launch-in-washington-completing-west-coast-wide-shakealert-system
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Released: 12-May-2021 1:55 PM EDT
Earthquake early warnings launch in Washington, completing West Coast-wide ShakeAlert system
University of Washington

The U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Washington-based Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, and state emergency managers on Tuesday, May 4, will activate the system that sends earthquake early warnings throughout Washington state. This completes the rollout of ShakeAlert, an automated system that gives people living in Washington, Oregon and California advance warning of incoming earthquakes.

Newswise:Video Embedded coach-for-kids-helps-families-catch-up-on-childhood-vaccines
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Released: 12-May-2021 1:05 PM EDT
COACH for Kids Helps Families Catch Up on Childhood Vaccines
Cedars-Sinai

COACH for Kids® is hitting the road to help parents get their children caught up on their standard childhood vaccines.

Newswise:Video Embedded ai-learns-to-type-on-a-phone-like-humans
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5-May-2021 6:05 AM EDT
AI Learns to Type on a Phone Like Humans
Aalto University

To really understand how people type on touchscreens, researchers have created the first artificial intelligence model that predicts how people move their eyes and fingers while typing.

Newswise:Video Embedded how-to-thermally-cloak-an-object
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11-May-2021 11:50 AM EDT
How to thermally cloak an object
University of Utah

Researchers report a theoretical way of mimicking thermal objects or making objects invisible to thermal measurements. And it doesn’t require a Romulan cloaking device or Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak.

Newswise:Video Embedded by-jove-jupiter-shows-its-stripes-and-colors
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11-May-2021 2:50 PM EDT
By Jove! Jupiter Shows Its Stripes and Colors
NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

Stunning new images of Jupiter from Gemini North and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope showcase the planet at infrared, visible, and ultraviolet wavelengths of light. These views reveal details in atmospheric features such as the Great Red Spot, superstorms, and gargantuan cyclones stretching across the planet’s disk. Three interactive images allow you to compare observations of Jupiter at these different wavelengths and explore the gas giant’s clouds yourself!

Newswise:Video Embedded why-older-role-models-contribute-to-mental-health-care-disparities-in-aapi-communities
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Released: 11-May-2021 2:55 PM EDT
Why Older Role Models Contribute to Mental Health Care Disparities in AAPI Communities
Palo Alto University

Dr. Vaishnave is a clinical psychology and professor at Palo Alto University. She immigrated from Mumbai more than 11 years ago and is sensitive to the mental health needs of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Newswise:Video Embedded simulating-sneezes-and-coughs-to-show-how-covid-19-spreads
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Released: 11-May-2021 10:10 AM EDT
Simulating sneezes and coughs to show how COVID-19 spreads
Sandia National Laboratories

Two groups of researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have published papers on the droplets of liquid sprayed by coughs or sneezes and how far they can travel under different conditions. Both teams used Sandia’s decades of experience with advanced computer simulations studying how liquids and gases move for its nuclear stockpile stewardship mission.

Newswise:Video Embedded lasers-levitation-and-machine-learning-make-better-heat-resistant-materials
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Released: 11-May-2021 9:30 AM EDT
Lasers, Levitation and Machine Learning Make Better Heat-Resistant Materials
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne scientists across several disciplines have combined forces to create a new process for testing and predicting the effects of high temperatures on refractory oxides.

Newswise:Video Embedded university-of-miami-researchers-report-covid-19-found-in-penile-tissue-could-contribute-to-ed
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Released: 11-May-2021 8:55 AM EDT
University of Miami Researchers Report COVID-19 Found in Penile Tissue Could Contribute to ED
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers report the widespread blood vessel dysfunction, or endothelial dysfunction, that results from the COVID-19 infection could contribute to erectile dysfunction, or ED, according to a study published in the World Journal of Men’s Health .

Newswise:Video Embedded spray-protocol-increases-delivery-of-antiseptic-to-prevent-covid-19
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Released: 10-May-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Spray protocol increases delivery of antiseptic to prevent COVID-19
South Dakota State University

A trip to visit family in India gave an SDSU researcher a unique opportunity to improve delivery of an antiseptic nasal spray to help prevent COVID-19.

Newswise:Video Embedded magnetic-nanoparticles-pull-valuable-elements-from-water-sources
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Released: 10-May-2021 12:45 PM EDT
Magnetic Nanoparticles Pull Valuable Elements from Water Sources
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Earth-friendly process may help make critical materials sourcing economically feasible in the U.S.

Newswise:Video Embedded robotic-surgery-bootcamp-trains-next-generation-of-surgeons
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Released: 10-May-2021 11:35 AM EDT
Robotic Surgery Bootcamp Trains Next Generation of Surgeons
Cedars-Sinai

Robotic technology is becoming an increasingly common sight in operating rooms, giving surgical teams new tools that can speed up surgeries and improve patient outcomes.

Newswise: Tweet and re-tweet: songbird stuttering allows researchers to pinpoint causes in the brain
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7-May-2021 4:25 PM EDT
Tweet and re-tweet: songbird stuttering allows researchers to pinpoint causes in the brain
Tufts University

Biologists have identified specific neural firing patterns that can induce stuttering and stammering in songbirds. The discovery offers a model system that could enable researchers to uncover the origins of speech dysfunction in humans, and possible treatment to restore normal speech.

Newswise:Video Embedded ultra-fast-3d-printing-produces-life-like-organ-models
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Released: 6-May-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Ultra-fast 3D printing produces life-like organ models
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

The new technique is capable of printing organ models containing live cells in minutes instead of hours— a major step in the quest to create 3D-printed replacement organs.


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