‘Doomsday Glacier’ may be more stable than initially feared

The world’s largest ice sheets may be in less danger of sudden collapse than previously predicted, according to new findings led by the University of Michigan. The study, published in Science, included simulating the demise of West Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier, one of the world’s largest and most unstable glaciers. Researchers modeled the collapse of various […]

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Printable biosensor simultaneously records, makes images of tissues and organs

Surgeons may soon be able to localize critical regions in tissues and organs during a surgical operation thanks to a new, patent-pending Purdue University biosensor that can be printed in 3D using an automated printing system. Chi Hwan Lee created the biosensor, which allows for simultaneous recording and imaging of tissues and organs during a surgical […]

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New metal-free hydrogel electrodes flex to fit the body’s many shapes

Arrays of metal electrodes are often used in medical procedures that require monitoring or delivering electrical impulses in the body, such as brain surgery and epilepsy mapping. However, the metal and plastic materials that comprise them are stiff and inflexible while the body’s tissues are soft and malleable. This mismatch limits the places in which […]

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Researchers identify microbe that protects bees from fungal infections

Honey bees are the most economically important agricultural pollinators on Earth, but their populations have been in decline for decades. At Indiana University, researchers are investigating how to use the honey bee’s natural microbiome to keep them healthy, which has implications for food security and the agricultural industry. In a paper published June 8 in the journal […]

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Regeneron’s Covid-19 antibodies help those who can’t make their own

An antibody combination from Regeneron reduces the risk of death from Covid-19, when given to severely ill patients who have no antibody response of their own, according to new trial results. Regn-Cov2 comprises two monoclonal antibodies (casirivimab and imdevimab) that bind to the spike protein of Sars-CoV-2. It is being evaluated as part of the […]

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Snail Survivors

A wolf in snail’s clothingpatrols the penumbra,tentacles twitchingat the dappling of light. Bathed in sunbeamsyour mantle’s edgebegins to glow,a brilliant whitereflecting the certitudeof your asylum. Losing patiencethe wolf retreats,sliding backto the darknessfrom which we came. The Euglandina rosea (AKA the rosy wolf snail) is listed as one of the world’s most invasive species (Image Credit: […]

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