Saturday, December 7th 2019

Exposing Children to “Good” Bacteria Could Help Prevent Asthma

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer A study conducted at the University of British Columbia discovered that “good” bacteria may play an important role in preventing asthma and...

AI Machine Takes IQ Test: Scores Similar to a 4-year-old

Peter Crump Staff Writer Advances in computer technology inevitably raise questions about the intelligence of machines compared to humans. In an attempt to answer some of...

Genetically Engineered Mini Pigs Allow People to Bring Home the Bacon

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by April Gau, Staff Illustrator People in Shenzhen, China can soon bring home the bacon, in the form of dinner or a...

NASA Discovers Proof of Liquid Water on Mars

Rishika Kenkre Image Courtesy of NASA/JPL/University of Arizona Through the use of their Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), NASA has found proof of liquid water currently flowing on...

96% of Deceased NFL Players Test Positive for Brain Disease

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by Silvia Quach, Staff Illustrator Researchers at Boston University and the Department of Veterans Affairs have found chronic traumatic encephalopathy in 87...

Breakthrough Lab-Grown Kidneys Show Positive Results

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by Silvia Quach, Staff Illustrator Researchers in Japan have successfully grown a functioning kidney using stem cells. Although the research has only...

New Study Reveals that Lower Blood Pressure Standards Can Save Lives

Kristie Chairil Staff Writer The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), a new National Institutes of Health study, showed that lower blood pressure standards than previously...

UCSB Researcher Michelle O’Malley Honored by MIT Technology Review as Pioneer in Field

Mimi Liu Staff Writer UCSB Assistant Professor Michelle O’Malley has recently been recognized by the MIT Technology Review for her innovative research regarding anaerobic microbes and...

Boy Receives First Successful Bilateral Hand Transplant

Mimi Liu Staff Writer Eight-year-old Zion Harvey is the first child in the world to successfully receive a bilateral hand transplant, which was performed successfully last...

Researchers Develop New Approach to Fighting Schistosomiasis

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer Armand Kuris, one of the world’s leading parasitologists and a zoology professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has developed a...