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Alumni Gateway near sunset.

May 29, 2020

Metabolite Analysis of ALS Patient Blood Plasma Could Reveal, Rule Out, Possible Biomarkers for Disease

Blood plasma analysis could aid in search for ALS biomarkers. 

photos of glasses and video equipment, as well as different types of terrain

May 27, 2020

Researchers Incorporate Computer Vision, Uncertainty Into AI for Robotic Prosthetics

New software aims to improve robotic prosthetics. 

An array of magnetic cilia

May 26, 2020

Controlling Artificial Cilia With Magnetic Fields and Light

Researchers have made remotely-controlled, artificial cilia that bend into new shapes, then return to their original shape. 

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May 20, 2020

How Social Media Platforms Can Contribute to Dehumanizing Other People

A recent study highlights how social media can be used to normalize hate speech and dehumanize entire groups. 

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May 19, 2020

How COVID-19 May Affect Nonprofits (And What They Can Do About It)

More people are relying on nonprofits, but nonprofits have fewer resources. Now what? 

Soybean plants in a laboratory with colorful tubes in the background.

May 12, 2020

CRISPR Plants: New Non-GMO Method to Edit Plants

Researchers have created a new way to get CRISPR/Cas9 into plant cells. 

radiation warning sign

May 11, 2020

Study Suggests a Polymer Composite Could Serve as Lighter, Non-Toxic Radiation Shielding

Polymer may be a light, strong, non-toxic alternative to traditional radiation shields. 

diagram shows how soft robot design was inspired by cheetahs

May 8, 2020

Inspired By Cheetahs, Researchers Build Fastest Soft Robots Yet

Inspired by the biomechanics of cheetahs, researchers have developed a faster soft robot. 

radiation warning sign

May 4, 2020

Study Highlights Gallium Oxide’s Promise for Next Generation Radiation Detectors

Single-crystal gallium oxide makes a faster, tougher x-ray sensor. 

fabric sleeve that is also a video game controller

Apr 30, 2020

‘Breathable’ Electronics Pave the Way for More Functional Wearable Tech

Stretchable electronic material can 'breathe' – making it more comfortable for users. 

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Apr 27, 2020

Early High School Start Times Adversely Affect Attendance

Study finds that earlier high school start times can have significant adverse consequences for students. 

diagram of ethylene production process

Apr 24, 2020

Catalyst Opens Door To More Efficient, Environmentally Friendly Ethylene Production

Finding could help cut related CO2 emissions by up to 87%. 

macrolactone database

Apr 21, 2020

New Macrolactone Database Could Aid Drug Discovery, Research

A new, free-to-use database of macrolactones fills a knowledge gap and could aid drug development. 

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Apr 20, 2020

Interventions Boost Abstinence, Condom Use for Black Teens

The finding draws on dozens of sexual health studies involving Black youth. 

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Apr 15, 2020

Research Helps Volunteers Do the Most Good After a Disaster

New tools help coordinate volunteers to do the most good.