Wednesday, October 16th 2019

Doctor Puts Self on the Surgery Table to Free Locked-In Patients

Miguel Rodriguez Staff Writer Thirty years ago, there was a paralyzed patient named Jean-Dominique Bauby who was unable to move any part of her body. Her...

New Artificial Patients Aid in Medical Simulations

Peter Crump Staff Writer At the annual Global Pediatric Innovation Summit last week, Boston Children’s Hospital revealed two newly designed plastic model patients that have the...

New Study Shows Antarctica is Growing

Hollie Jinks A recent study by NASA has shown that an increase in atmospheric precipitation, in the form of snowfall, is currently adding enough ice...

Google’s Project Loon Looms Over the Indonesian Horizon

Kristie Chairil Staff Writer Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announced at the end of October its plans to launch WiFi-beaming balloons into Indonesia’s stratosphere. The project, called Project...

Alzheimer’s Hopeful New Standard

Hollie Jinks A new method for standardizing measurements diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease has been developed by researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University, Sweden. The best...

UCSB Researchers Develop New Means of Tissue Cartography

Rishika Kenkre Two postdoctoral students from the University of California, Santa Barbara Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP), Sebastian Streichan and Idse Heemskerk, have developed...

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...

New Developments in 3D Printing Promise to Create Human Organs

Peter Crump Staff Writer Illustration by April Gau, Staff Illustrator In addition to creating plastic and metal replacements for internal organs, new developments in 3D printing by...