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Thursday, July 9th 2020

Blood Flow Measuring Patches Make Waves in Medical Field

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Great advancements have been made in the medical world in recent years. Adding to the growing list of innovation is John Rodgers,...

Scientists Set Their Minds to Growing Miniature Brains

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by Robert Perez, Staff illustrator Scientists have successfully grown "mini brains" that may help cure cancer, autism and Alzheimer's. To do this, researchers...

Studies Compare Ants to Ketchup

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by Robert Perez, Staff Illustrator Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology found that ants are simultaneously solid and liquid-like — similar...

Record Breaking U.S. Astronaut Improves Understanding of Human Reactions to Spaceflight

Hollie Jinks Illustration by Allie Sullberg On October 16, 2015, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly began his 383 days in space and broke the record for the...

Scientists Embark on a New Project to Genetically Engineer Dogs

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by Robert Perez Researchers at the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health in China have been working to genetically alter beagles. More specifically,...

Memories of Holocaust Survivors Help Map Gratitude in the Brain

Kristie Chairil Staff Writer Illustration by April Gau, Staff Illustrator A recent study examining the effects of gratitude on the brain has been made possible with the...

Stanford Researchers Develop Artificial Skin that can Detect Pressure

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer Stanford University chemical engineering professor Zhenan Bao and his research team have developed a plastic “skin” that can deliver sensory inputs to...

Researchers Find Differences in Genes in Homosexuals and Heterosexuals

Rishika Kenkre New research suggests that the sexual orientation of a man can be found in his DNA markers. Through the leadership of UCLA’s Tuck Ngun,...

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...