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Article ID: 715498

Cyborg-like microchip valve driven by earthworm muscle


Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) in Japan have developed the first microchip valve powered by living cells.

9-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 715491

Characterizing the ‘arrow of time’ in open quantum systems

Washington University in St. Louis

VIDEO: Even in the strange world of open quantum systems, the arrow of time points steadily forward -- most of the time. New experiments conducted at Washington University in St. Louis compare the forward and reverse trajectories of superconducting circuits called qubits, and find that they follow the second law of thermodynamics.

9-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 715474

How to Bathe a Newborn: Tips From Dermatologists

American Academy of Dermatology

For many parents, bringing home a baby is a happy and exciting time. However, it can also be daunting — especially the thought of bathing this tiny, fragile human. Yet with a little practice, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, bathing your baby gets easier and provides a wonderful opportunity to bond with your little one. The key, they say, is to follow a few simple steps to make sure your baby stays safe, clean and healthy during bath time.

9-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 715397

In Africa, coffee as a pathway to peace

University at Buffalo

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, peace and economic opportunity are percolating, thanks to efforts by the University at Buffalo and Boston's Polus Center to develop a more inclusive coffee value chain.

8-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 715402

Want to boost creativity? Try playing Minecraft

Iowa State University

Video games that foster creative freedom can increase creativity. An Iowa State study compared the effect of playing Minecraft, with or without instruction, to watching a TV show or playing a race car video game. Those playing Minecraft without instruction were most creative.

8-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 715405

Transformed tobacco fields could cut costs for medical proteins

Cornell University

A new Cornell University-led study describes the first successful rearing of engineered tobacco plants in order to produce medical and industrial proteins outdoors in the field, a necessity for economic viability, so they can be grown at large scales.

8-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 715391

2019: A Space Organoid

University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego will launch a payload of stem cell-derived human brain organoids to the International Space Station. Researchers will document how these “mini brains” organize into the beginnings of a functional brain with implications for the future of human life in space.

8-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 715178

Bacteria Engineered as Trojan Horse for Cancer Immunotherapy

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Researchers at Columbia Engineering and Columbia University Irving Medical Center announced today that they have engineered a strain of non-pathogenic bacteria that can colonize solid tumors in mice and safely deliver potent immunotherapies, acting as a Trojan Horse that treats tumors from within. The therapy led not only to complete tumor regression in a mouse model of lymphoma, but also significant control of distant, uninjected tumor lesions.

1-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 715262

Concussion rates are nearly double what we thought – and summer is prime injury time

University Health Network (UHN)

Canada’s largest-ever concussion study, led by researchers at Toronto Rehab, has uncovered rates that are nearly double what has previously been recorded, showcasing the need for increased education about concussion and access to more specialized, best-in-practice concussion care.

2-Jul-2019 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 715248

Study: Brain injury common in domestic violence

Ohio State University

Domestic violence survivors commonly suffer repeated blows to the head and strangulation, trauma that has lasting effects that should be widely recognized by advocates, health care providers, law enforcement and others who are in a position to help, according to the authors of a new study.

2-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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