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UTA engineer earns NSF CAREER grant to develop bioinspired, shape-morphing 3D materials

High honor Credit: UT Arlington A University of Texas at Arlington researcher is developing new technology to program 2D materials so they can form complex 3D shapes and motions. Kyungsuk Yum, an assistant professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department has been awarded a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation Early Career Development, or CAREER, […]

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Novel app uses AI to guide, support cancer patients

Credit: Christopher Moore, Georgia Tech Artificial Intelligence is helping to guide and support some 50 breast cancer patients in rural Georgia through a novel mobile application that gives them personalized recommendations on everything from side effects to insurance. The app, called MyPath, adapts to each stage in a patient’s cancer journey. So the information available […]

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Study shows hope for fighting disease known as Ebola of frogs

Credit: William Hawthorne Despite widespread infection, some frog populations are surviving a deadly disease that is the equivalent of mankind’s Ebola virus. The reason –genetic diversity. That’s the finding of a new study published this week in the journal Immunogenetics. Anna Savage, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Central Florida, is the […]

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UTMB develops drug to rejuvenate muscle cells

Elderly to feel fitter, faster and stronger Credit: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston GALVESTON, Texas – Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have developed a promising drug that has proven to significantly increase muscle size, strength and metabolic state in aged mice, according to a study just published […]

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Elk avoid beetle-killed forest areas

Credit: Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Loss of the heat-shielding forest canopy and the obstacle of fallen trees have caused elk to avoid beetle-killed areas of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, according to new research by University of Wyoming scientists. Those factors more than offset the gains in nutritious grasses and other vegetation […]

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Patented drug therapy for lung condition has been exclusively optioned to Theratome Bio

Proteins from adult stem cells might reduce inflammation caused by Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Credit: Theratome Bio INDIANAPOLIS — A patented Indiana University School of Medicine discovery that uses proteins, lipids and nucleic acids secreted by adult stem cells to treat Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, or ARDS, has been optioned to Theratome Bio, an Indianapolis-based […]

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Scientists discovered where black carbon comes from in the Arctic in winter and summer

Scientists present an analysis of source apportion of BC into the atmosphere throughout the Arctic in different seasons Credit: Tomsk Polytechnic University Scientists from seven countries, including Austria, the Netherlands and five key Arctic states (Russia, USA, Canada, Norway, and Sweden) – participants of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) published an article on the […]

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Spare 10 minutes to make science leap forward

New citizen science project From Diamond Light Source seeks to train AI to identify virus particles Credit: Diamond Light Source, 2019 Today sees the launch of an innovative Citizen Science Project by Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron science facility.The project uses a crowdsourcing model to call on people of all ages around the […]

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