News

Jan 29 2019

Phys.org – In a new study, scientists combined techniques to understand the transformation of chemicals at the atomic scale in real time without damaging the substrates. 

 

Jan 28 2019

BBC News – Researchers have genetically modified chickens that can lay eggs that contain drugs for arthritis and some cancers. The drugs are 100 times cheaper to produce when laid than when manufactured in factories.

Jan 28 2019

Associated Press (AP) – Long before the claim of the world’s first gene-edited babies became public, Chinese researcher He Jiankui shared the news with a U.S. Nobel laureate who objected to the experiment yet remained an adviser to He’s biotech company.

Jan 28 2019

The Guardian – A Bill Gates-funded startup is seeking permission to test a new kind of drone detector at Sunday’s Super Bowl game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots in Atlanta.

 

Jan 28 2019

House Committee on Energy & Commerce – Democratic leaders of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce sent a letter today to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler requesting information regarding EPA’s efforts to rollback critically important environmental and public health protections.

 

Jan 28 2019

Science Daily – New researchpublished in the European Journal of Neurology has found that women are twice as likely to suffer from severe depression following a stroke than men.

Jan 27 2019

The Washington Post – An avalanche of emails, backlogged permits, lapsed contracts and stalled payments to ­low-income Americans will face the hundreds of thousands of federal employees who return to work Monday.

Jan 27 2019

The New York Times – Success against sickle-cell would be “the first genetic cure of a common genetic disease” and could free tens of thousands of Americans from agonizing pain.

Jan 26 2019

NPR – People who most intensely oppose genetically modified food think they know a lot about food science, but they actually know the least, according to a peer-reviewed paper published in January in the journal Nature Human Behaviour.

Jan 25 2019

IEEE Spectrum – Researchers are exploring how the reinforcement learning technique that helped artificial intelligence systems like DeepMind’s AlphaZero conquer chess could tackle an even more complex task—training a robotic knee to help amputees walk smoothly.

 

Jan 25 2019

STAT – A virtual reality headset allowed a mesothelioma patient to see how radiation is very precisely applied to the lining of his lungs. 

Jan 25 2019

Reuters – Germany should shut down all of its coal-fired power plants by 2038 at the latest, a government-appointed commission said recently, proposing at least 40 billion euros ($45.7 billion) in aid to regions affected by the phase-out.