This Seed Could Bring Clean Water to MillionsNews
Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering Professors Bob Tilton and Todd Przybycien recently co-authored a paper with Ph.D. students Brittany Nordmark and Toni Bechtel, and alumnus John Riley, further refining a process that could soon help provide clean water to many in water-scarce regions. The process, created by Tilton’s former student and co-author Stephanie Velegol, uses sand and plant materials readily available in many developing nations to create a cheap and effective water filtration medium, termed “f-sand.”Read more
Algorithm Speeds Up Medical Image Analysis 1000 TimesNews
Medical image registration is a common technique that involves overlaying two images, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, to compare and analyze anatomical differences in great detail. Researchers have described a machine-learning algorithm that can register brain scans and other 3-D images more than 1,000 times more quickly using novel learning techniques.
Mechanism Controlling Multiple Sclerosis Risk IdentifiedNews
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now discovered a new mechanism of a major risk gene for multiple sclerosis (MS) that triggers disease through so-called epigenetic regulation. They also found a protective genetic variant that reduces the risk for MS through the same mechanism.
Scientists Discover Fundamental Rule of Brain PlasticityNews
When one synapse strengthens, neighboring synapses weaken immediately based on the action of a crucial protein called Arc.Read more
Exploiting the Glycome for Cancer TherapeuticsArticle
The surfaces of cancer cells frequently express different types of glycoproteins, and because healthy cells don’t express these molecules (or do so at a much lower level), there has been significant interest in them as potential anticancer targets. Recent advances suggest we are about to see a resurgence in cancer glycomics.Read more
Genetic Analysis Adds Weight to Cannabis Strain Name ConcernsArticle
Inconsistent naming and labeling of cannabis strains continue to pose challenges for consumers and researchers alike.Read more
What Lies Behind Ghosts, Demons and Aliens – According to Sleep ResearchersArticle
Sleep scientists can explain the things that go 'bump' in the nightRead more
4 Considerations for Creating Standardized Cannabis ExtractsArticle
Dosing and labeling are currently big issues for cannabis consumers and these results could help improve the quality and consistency of cannabis extracts.Read more