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Apr 11, 2024

Synthetic Platelets Stanch Bleeding, Promote Healing in Animal Models

Researchers have developed synthetic platelets that can be used to stop bleeding and enhance healing at the site of an injury. 

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Apr 8, 2024

Senior Staff Give More Constructive Feedback When They Think They’ll Work With You Again

The findings are relevant to any company where on-the-job training is important for developing a skilled workforce. 

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Apr 8, 2024

Giving Symbiosis Back to the Brassicas

Heike Sederoff and her team are trying to understanding the symbiotic relationship between certain plants and the fungi and bacteria in the soil so they might some day return that lost relationship to the brassicas. 

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Apr 4, 2024

What You Do and Don’t Know About Racial Inequities in Health Care Can Hurt You

The extent to which people understand existing racial inequities in access to health care can have an effect on how white and Black people view their own health. 

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Apr 3, 2024

Are Universities Connected to Local Sustainability? A New Study Suggests Yes…and No.

Universities scoring strongly on measures of sustainability are associated with innovation and economic growth – but not environmental sustainability – in their home communities. 

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Apr 1, 2024

Study Suggests Taking an Aggressive Stance in Crisis Communications Costs Companies Money

The bottom line? When a company took an aggressive stance, its stock price dropped. 

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Mar 29, 2024

Tiny Organisms, Transformative Outcomes

Nathan Crook, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is discovering how Earth’s simplest life forms might unlock solutions to complex problems like antibiotic-resistant infections, plastic pollution and climate change. 

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Mar 28, 2024

Smart Utility Meters Drive Down Manufacturing Costs – If Managers Use Them

A new study finds the willingness of managers to use smart utility meters is a key driver in reducing energy consumption and related costs. 

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Mar 25, 2024

New Software Boosts Accuracy of Tech to Measure Crop Health

A new tool improves the accuracy of electronic devices that measure the color of a plant’s leaves to assess health. 

D. virilis brains

Mar 21, 2024

‘Courtship’ Gene Shows Different Effects in Two Fruit Fly Species

A gene associated with courtship behavior in fruit flies does not operate the same way in two different fruit fly species. 

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Mar 19, 2024

Domesticating Duckweed, 300 Samples at a Time

What does it take to domesticate a plant? Ryan Sartor is creating unique systems for testing duckweed, an aquatic plant that grows on wastewater. 

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Mar 18, 2024

New Technique Helps AI Tell When Humans Are Lying

The technique was developed for use in contexts when humans have an economic incentive to lie, such as applying for a mortgage. 

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Mar 15, 2024

Printed Polymer Allows Researchers to Explore Chirality and Spin Interactions at Room Temperature

A new polymer allows researchers to measure how much charge comes from spin within spintronic materials. 

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Mar 13, 2024

Simple Trick Could Improve Accuracy of Plant Genetics Research

A simple trick improves the accuracy of techniques that help us understand how external variables – such as temperature – affect gene activity in plants. 

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Mar 12, 2024

New Traffic Signal Would Improve Travel Time for Both Pedestrians and Vehicles

Adding a fourth light to traffic signals would shorten wait times at street corners for pedestrians, as well as improve traffic flow for both autonomous vehicles and human drivers.