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Two Opposite Kinds of Stroke. One Promising Treatment.
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Medicine
Two Opposite Kinds of Stroke. One Promising Treatment.
A new stroke treatment could give doctors a way to help victims sooner, improving their chances of avoiding permanent brain damage.
June 17, 2021

A new stroke treatment could give doctors a way to help victims sooner, improving their chances of avoiding permanent brain damage.

Climate Crisis
How Subterranean Microbes Are Devouring Carbon Emissions
subterranean microbes co2
Climate Crisis
How Subterranean Microbes Are Devouring Carbon Emissions
Researchers at Pellissippi State Community College found naturally occurring microbes deep in the Earth’s crust are helping soak up CO2.
June 17, 2021

Researchers at Pellissippi State Community College found naturally occurring microbes deep in the Earth’s crust are helping soak up CO2.

Sustainability
Lithium Mining Just Became A Water Sport
lithium mining
Sustainability
Lithium Mining Just Became A Water Sport
A team of scientists claims they’ve created an affordable method for extracting lithium from seawater, as an alternative to lithium mining.
June 16, 2021

A team of scientists claims they’ve created an affordable method for extracting lithium from seawater, as an alternative to lithium mining.

Biology
3D-Printed Liver Tissue May Be First Step to Lab-Grown Organs
tissue engineering
Biology
3D-Printed Liver Tissue May Be First Step to Lab-Grown Organs
A NASA challenge designed to accelerate tissue engineering has announced two winning teams, both of which used 3D bioprinting to create human liver tissue.
June 16, 2021

A NASA challenge designed to accelerate tissue engineering has announced two winning teams, both of which used 3D bioprinting to create human liver tissue.

Neurodiversity
Flickering Screens Help Kids With Reading Disabilities
reading disabilities
Neurodiversity
Flickering Screens Help Kids With Reading Disabilities
Adding visual white noise to computer screens appears to help children with reading disabilities read and recall words written on them.
June 15, 2021

Adding visual white noise to computer screens appears to help children with reading disabilities read and recall words written on them.

Neuroscience
Neck-Zapping Device Helps Sleep-Deprived Soldiers Think
vagus nerve stimulation
Neuroscience
Neck-Zapping Device Helps Sleep-Deprived Soldiers Think
A handheld device that delivers vagus nerve stimulation was shown to combat the effect of sleep deprivation in soldiers.
June 13, 2021

A handheld device that delivers vagus nerve stimulation was shown to combat the effect of sleep deprivation in soldiers.

Virology
Did the Flu Lose Diversity During the Pandemic?
flu diversity during pandemic
Virology
Did the Flu Lose Diversity During the Pandemic?
After a record-low flu season, an entire clade of flu may be gone. If so, making vaccines may have become easier.
June 13, 2021

After a record-low flu season, an entire clade of flu may be gone. If so, making vaccines may have become easier.

The Future Explored
Ion Propulsion Will Power New Space Station
ion propulsion
The Future Explored
Ion Propulsion Will Power New Space Station
China's new space station will get a boost from an ion propulsion system, making it the first crewed spacecraft to feature the sci-fi-sounding engines.
June 13, 2021

China's new space station will get a boost from an ion propulsion system, making it the first crewed spacecraft to feature the sci-fi-sounding engines.

Climate Crisis
This Machine Will Make Seashells Out of CO2
making seashells out of co2
Climate Crisis
This Machine Will Make Seashells Out of CO2
Scientists are building a machine that will suck carbon dioxide out of the ocean and turn it into seashells.
June 13, 2021

Scientists are building a machine that will suck carbon dioxide out of the ocean and turn it into seashells.

Astronomy
Astronomers Find More Than 100,000 “Stellar Nurseries”
stellar nurseries
Astronomy
Astronomers Find More Than 100,000 “Stellar Nurseries”
The biggest survey of stellar nurseries to date, PHANGS-ALMA, charts more than 100,000 star formation regions across our corner of the universe.
June 13, 2021

The biggest survey of stellar nurseries to date, PHANGS-ALMA, charts more than 100,000 star formation regions across our corner of the universe.

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