• A myriad of visual problems based in the eyes may contribute to the symptoms and development of schizophrenia. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
  • Caption: Aquatic insects such as the pictured water bug use the same nanoscale surface roughness as the experimental, synthetic compounds in order to remain dry. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
  • The body’s ability to create new T-cells decreases with age. (Source: Wikimedia Commons, Credit: NIAID)
  • Modern electrical engineers and neuroscientists join forces to develop brain-computer interfaces that improve the lives of patients with neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
  • A power plant releasing CO2 and other green house gases into the atmosphere. Source: FreeFoto, Credit: Ian Britton
  • The LHCb detector that recently discovered pentaquarks. Source: 2008 CERN, photo Maximilien Brice, flickr.
  • Mutations in the CFTR protein result in cystic fibrosis. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
A myriad of visual problems based in the eyes may contribute to the symptoms and development of schizophrenia. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Changes in eyes related to development of schizophrenia

Two researchers from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and Rutgers University have found that changes in the structure of the eyes are associated with schizophrenia. Such changes provide another means to understand the disorder beyond changes in the brain (1). However, as the retina is […]

Caption: Aquatic insects such as the pictured water bug use the same nanoscale surface roughness as the experimental, synthetic compounds in order to remain dry. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Researchers discover the key to staying dry underwater

Oftentimes, the state of being “underwater” and being “wet” are used synonymously, but one can be wet without being underwater; and according to researchers at Northwestern University, one can be underwater without being wet (1). Through a combination of analysis of “air-retaining insect surfaces” used by aquatic insects, aging and […]

The body’s ability to create new T-cells decreases with age. (Source: Wikimedia Commons, Credit: NIAID)

Age-related metabolic stress degrades our immune systems: Preventable with antioxidants

For a long time, there has been a suspected connection between normal immune function and antioxidants, according to The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Professor Petrie (1). A new study by the Florida campus of TSRI has finally discovered the mechanism underlying the age-related degradation of the immune system and how […]

Modern electrical engineers and neuroscientists join forces to develop brain-computer interfaces that improve the lives of patients with neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Stanford engineers improve the precision of brain-controlled prostheses

Whenever we perform a complex motion, our brain and muscles work together effortlessly to execute the desired movements with accuracy and precision. However, patients with spinal cord injuries or neurodegenerative diseases can no longer perform these once-easy tasks because the connections between their brain and muscles are damaged. To improve […]

A power plant releasing CO2 and other green house gases into the atmosphere. Source: FreeFoto, Credit: Ian Britton

High levels of CO2 threaten oceans

The oceans, Earth’s great bodies of water, help keep the climate stable by stopping dramatic temperature changes with their ability to slowly absorb and release heat. They also provide a home to millions of marine ecosystems. However, lately, this great safe-haven is being threatened by an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. (1) In […]

The LHCb detector that recently discovered pentaquarks. Source: 2008 CERN, photo Maximilien Brice, flickr.

New particles discovered at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider

On July 14, 2015, the LHCb (Large Hadron Collider beauty) experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider announced the discovery of a new form of matter: the pentaquark particle. The theory describing these particles has existed since 1964, when the physicist Murray Gell-Mann proposed that protons and neutrons are made of […]

Mutations in the CFTR protein result in cystic fibrosis. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Promising breakthrough in Cystic Fibrosis research: Nebulization of CFTR gene therapy

For the first time, a non-viral gene therapy in a phase 2 trial has been demonstrated to be advantageous to lung function in people afflicted with cystic fibrosis (1). Normally, people with cystic fibrosis have one or more mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. These mutations […]

 

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Changes in eyes related to development of schizophrenia

A myriad of visual problems based in the eyes may contribute to the symptoms and development of schizophrenia. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Two researchers from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and Rutgers University have found that changes in the structure of the eyes are associated with schizophrenia. Such changes provide another means to understand the disorder beyond changes in the brain (1). However, as the retina is […]

 
 

Researchers discover the key to staying dry underwater

Caption: Aquatic insects such as the pictured water bug use the same nanoscale surface roughness as the experimental, synthetic compounds in order to remain dry. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Oftentimes, the state of being “underwater” and being “wet” are used synonymously, but one can be wet without being underwater; and according to researchers at Northwestern University, one can be underwater without being wet (1). Through a combination of analysis of “air-retaining insect surfaces” used by aquatic insects, aging and […]

 
 

Age-related metabolic stress degrades our immune systems: Preventable with antioxidants

The body’s ability to create new T-cells decreases with age. (Source: Wikimedia Commons, Credit: NIAID)

For a long time, there has been a suspected connection between normal immune function and antioxidants, according to The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Professor Petrie (1). A new study by the Florida campus of TSRI has finally discovered the mechanism underlying the age-related degradation of the immune system and how […]

 
 

Stanford engineers improve the precision of brain-controlled prostheses

Modern electrical engineers and neuroscientists join forces to develop brain-computer interfaces that improve the lives of patients with neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Whenever we perform a complex motion, our brain and muscles work together effortlessly to execute the desired movements with accuracy and precision. However, patients with spinal cord injuries or neurodegenerative diseases can no longer perform these once-easy tasks because the connections between their brain and muscles are damaged. To improve […]

 
 

High levels of CO2 threaten oceans

A power plant releasing CO2 and other green house gases into the atmosphere. Source: FreeFoto, Credit: Ian Britton

The oceans, Earth’s great bodies of water, help keep the climate stable by stopping dramatic temperature changes with their ability to slowly absorb and release heat. They also provide a home to millions of marine ecosystems. However, lately, this great safe-haven is being threatened by an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. (1) In […]

 
 
 
 

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