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A Better Way to Predict Volcanoes

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Kevin Reath, a Cornell University postdoctorate associate and USGS Powell Center Fellow, studied 17 years of satellite data on volcanic activity in Latin America to propose a way to predict deadly eruptions before they occur.

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The Pharmacy of the Future? Personalized Pills, 3D Printed at Home

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In a talk and concept demo, physician Daniel Kraft shares his vision for a future of personalized medication, unveiling a prototype 3D printer that could design pills that adapt to our individual needs.

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The Microbiome and Cancer

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The microbiome is receiving increasing interest given its association with a host of human diseases – including cancer. But what exactly is a “microbiome” and what do we currently know about this rapidly developing field?

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Making Light of the Raman Dance of Solids

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Scientists investigated the excitation and detection of photogenerated coherent phonons in polar semiconductor GaAs through an ultrafast dual pump-probe laser for quantum interferometry.

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Neurogenesis Persists in Aged Adults and Alzheimer’s Disease Patients
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In a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago, researchers examining post-mortem brain tissue from people ages 79 to 99 found that new neurons continue to form well into old age.

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Proof It’s Possible to Enhance or Suppress Memories: Mice Study
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BU neuroscientist shows that stimulating different parts of the brain can dial up or down a specific memory’s emotional oomph.

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Review: Did Leonardo da Vinci Have ADHD?
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Professor Marco Catani suggests the best explanation for Leonardo da Vinci's inability to finish his works is that the great artist may have had Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder.

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Cell Migration: Clinical Relevance, Unique Movement Patterns and Driving Technologies

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Cells like to move it, move it! Understanding the mechanisms behind cell migration represents an important piece to the puzzle of many fundamental biological processes and pathologies. This article delves into textbook models of cell migration, recent insights on movement patterns, and highlights the technology driving cell migration research forward.

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The Evolution of Proteomics - Dr Richard Scheltema
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Richard Scheltema is an assistant professor at Utrecht University where he heads up the Scheltema laboratory within the wider context of the group of Albert Heck. The research group focuses on mass spectrometry (MS) based structural proteomics, for which they develop advanced liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) platforms and analysis software.

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Native Mass Spectrometry: A Glimpse Into the Machinations of Biology
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The question perhaps is not when native mass spectrometry can be used; but rather, when can’t it be used? Today, the applications are broad-reaching and diverse. This article shares insights from innovators in the field who have helped establish this incredibly useful analytical technique.

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MeTooSTEM: A Mission to End Sexual Harassment in STEM
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In the wake of the "Me Too" (or #MeToo) movement, a spotlight has been cast on an additional obstacle that deters many individuals, particularly women, from working in STEM – the astonishingly high incidence of sexual harassment. In this article, we look at the extent of the issue and speak with some of the women that are working tirelessly to combat sexual harassment in STEM through a variety of organizations.

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