Fall 2016

The Role of Computational Thinking Across Multiple Disciplines

The Role of Computational Thinking Across Multiple Disciplines

Dr. Jeannette Wing, Corporate VP of Microsoft Research, gave a “Visionaries in Technology” Seminar at the Thayer School of Engineering on October 21. Her talk discussed the development of computational thinking in the 21st century and its role across multiple disciplines, as well as the future of computer science as […]

 
 

Successful “Three-Parent Baby” procedure raises confidence and ethical issues

Successful “Three-Parent Baby” procedure raises confidence and ethical issues

For the first time in medical history, an infant has been conceived using a controversial technique that combines DNA from three different people.  Researchers at the New Hope Fertility Center in New York City declared in late September that they had directed the procedure for a Jordanian couple. After losing […]

 
 

Physcomitrella patens and the cytoskeleton’s role in cell development

Physcomitrella patens and the cytoskeleton’s role in cell development

Recent research using moss may give more insight into how the components of the cytoskeleton communicate with each other. The cytoskeleton, a supportive, intracellular structure, is integral to cellular function. Composed of microtubules, actin filaments, and intermediate filaments, the cytoskeleton transports proteins and maintains cellular integrity. However, the mechanisms it […]

 
 

Magnetic bacteria show promise as efficient vehicle for delivering tumor-fighting drugs

Magnetic bacteria show promise as efficient vehicle for delivering tumor-fighting drugs

Researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) have found that magnetic bacteria can act as a possible tool for efficiently transporting drugs to tumors in the human body. One of the largest issues in cancer treatment is being able to deliver a sufficient amount of […]

 
 

Prehistoric Conditions Predict Extended Drought in California

Prehistoric Conditions Predict Extended Drought in California

Evidence of prehistoric droughts indicate current levels of greenhouse gases could lead to century-long droughts, according to researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles. Led by UCLA professor Glen MacDonald, the study examined how radiative forcing—a climatic warming process involving sun spots, changes in the earth’s orbit, and decreases […]

 
 
 
 
 

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