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Three of the most deadly cancers get critical funding for research

October 19, 2017

Immunotherapy for leukemia patients has been nothing short of a miracle. Now scientists hope to use that science and other forms of gene therapy to tackle three of the deadliest forms of cancer: glioblastoma (brain cancer), sarcoma (bone cancer) and ovarian cancer.

Emphasis on 'Transformative' Research Might Do More Harm Than Good

October 11, 2017

Funding proposals that require scientists to declare what about their project will be “transformative” to their field can set back the field as a whole, according to a study from Oregon State University researchers.

Fast-moving spinning magnetized nanoparticles could lead to ultra-high-speed, high-density data storage

October 08, 2017

An international team led by MIT associate professor of materials science and engineering Geoffrey Beach has demonstrated a practical way to use “skyrmions” to create a radical new high-speed, high-density data-storage method that could one day replace disk drives -- and even replace high-speed R

CRISPR

October 08, 2017

Biologists continue to hone their tools for deleting, replacing or otherwise editing DNA and a strategy called CRISPR has become one of the most popular ways to do genome engineering.

Is your Neandertal DNA making your belly fat? Ancient genome offers clues

October 08, 2017

By sequencing a remarkably complete genome from a 50,000-year-old bone fragment of a female Neandertal found in Vindija Cave in Croatia, researchers report online today in Science a new trove of gene variants that living people outside of Africa obtained from Neandertals.

New transistor design enables flexible, high-performance wearable/mobile electronics

October 04, 2017

A team of University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW-Madison) engineers has created “the most functional flexible transistor in the world,” along with a fast, simple, inexpensive fabrication process that’s easily scalable to the commercial level.

NSF funds 30 faculty research fellowships through new EPSCoR initiative

September 24, 2017

New awards from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) will provide 30 non-tenured researchers with fellowships, partnering them with premier research centers and enhancing th

Scientists remove one of the final barriers to making lifelike robots

September 21, 2017

Researchers at the Columbia Engineering Creative Machines lab have developed a 3D-printable, synthetic soft muscle that can mimic natural biological systems, lifting 1000 times its own weight.

New system allows near-zero-power sensors to communicate data over long distances

September 21, 2017

University of Washington (UW) researchers have developed a low-cost, long-range data-communication system that could make it possible for medical sensors or billions of low-cost “internet of things” objects to connect via radio sig

Four new NSF Engineering Research Centers will advance US health, energy sustainability

September 15, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested nearly $80 million in four new Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) to create novel technology platforms to address national challenges in health and energy sustainability.

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