Applied Sciences

New peptide to treat Alzheimer’s

New peptide to treat Alzheimer’s

A new molecular structure, developed by the University of Washington and other laboratories, could stop the progression of Alzheimer’s and related diseases. Gene Hopping, a research scientist at the University of Washington, and others discovered a peptide that inhibits a type of toxic molecule involved in diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s,...

 
 

Blood test shows potential for universal cancer diagnosis

Blood test shows potential for universal cancer diagnosis

A single blood test may act as a simpler and more efficient “universal” cancer diagnosis according to a recent study conducted at the University of Bradford (1). Scientists led by Diana Anderson believe that the lymphocyte genome sensitivity assay (LGS), can accurately detect cancer in patients without the need for...

 
 

Medical applications of plasma energy

In a recent class titled Healthcare and Biotechnology in the 21st Century at the Thayer School of Engineering, Richard Satava, Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington, gave a lecture on upcoming healthcare and surgery innovations. Among one of these innovations was the new use of plasma energy in...

 
 

Shrinking Salamanders in the Face of Climate Change

Shrinking Salamanders in the Face of Climate Change

Recent evidence suggests that some organisms are already undergoing phenotypic changes as a result of climate change. Researchers Nicholas M. Caruso et al. compared historical and contemporary size measurements for 15 salamander species in genus Plethodon  from 102 populations, discovering that six of the species have shrunk significantly in body...

 
 

Do Babies Make Social and Moral Judgments?

Do Babies Make Social and Moral Judgments?

Since Aristotle, humans have been labeled as “social animals.” From birth, humans learn to interact with other humans, navigating the complexities of what Professor Karen Wynn of Yale University calls a “social terrain.” As adults, living in a social terrain means passing judgments on other individuals, but can babies make...

 
 
 
 
 

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