GISMo lab’s innovative plan to make electricity cheaper, greener and more reliable

The impacts of climate change are pushing electrical grids around the world to their limits. Last year, an unprecedented polar vortex caused consumers in Texas to crank up their thermostats…

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Researchers establish first-of-its-kind framework to diagnose 3D-printing errors

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, can create custom parts for electromagnetic devices on-demand and at a low cost. These devices are highly sensitive, and each component requires precise fabrication. Until…

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Scaling laws in enzymes may help predict life ‘as we don’t know it’

The only references we have for “life” are the forms we know on Earth. Astrobiologists suspect that the search for alien life, and even for the origins of life on…

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Immunotherapy drug bolsters head and neck cancer treatment

A University of Cincinnati clinical trial that added an immunotherapy drug to standard of care treatment regimens has shown increased survival rates for head and neck cancer patients with intermediate…

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Two University of Oklahoma faculty elected fellows of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Wei Chen, Ph.D., and Javier Jo, Ph.D., faculty in the Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, have been elected to the College of Fellows by the American…

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Team uses MRI to image epigenetics in the brain

A multidisciplinary team at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has devised a new approach to 3D imaging that captures DNA methylation, a key epigenetic change associated with learning in the…

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Tufts University researchers investigate how opioid use affects offspring in rats

New research from scientists at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University suggests opioid use before pregnancy—even if not used during pregnancy itself—could result in a higher likelihood that a mother’s…

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Stanford researchers map wildlife and infrastructure to maximize tourism in Costa Rica

With lush green jungles brimming with wildlife, Costa Rica has become a global tourism hotspot – and government leaders would like to keep it that way. They worked with researchers…

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The root of it: Understanding molecular basis of lateral root development in rice

The ability of rice plants to modify their root systems to adapt to the surrounding soil water conditions is a great example of a phenomenon called phenotype plasticity. However, the…

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New way viruses trigger autoimmunity discovered

Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Type 1 diabetes are thought to arise when people with a genetic susceptibility to autoimmunity encounter something in the environment that triggers their…

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