Friday, April 25, 2014
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MGH’s new automated anesthetic system, promising for comatose patients

Imagine that it is the week before finals. Think about those long hours cramming in Mugar Memorial Library where your sleep-deprived brain begs for just another jolt of caffeine. Leaving your books and notes behind, you walk to Starbucks and wait patiently as a mess of jumbled numbers and letters clutter your brain. Many people […]

Researchers discover hormone in male mosquitoes that may aid in the prevention of Malaria

It’s kind of hard to believe that scientists study the mating hormones of mosquitoes, but a new discovery in the field could lead to the potential prevention of the spread of malaria. Malaria is an infection spread by mosquitoes in the genus Anopheles. It causes flu-like symptoms and, if left untreated, can be fatal. Malaria is […]

Researchers discover technique for new genome, improving biotechnology field

Recent developments in the field of synthetic biology show not only that can we produce life, but also that we can produce it exactly the way we want to. No, this doesn’t mean you can predetermine your child’s athletic abilities or SAT scores, but if you’ve ever filled a gas tank, bought organic food or […]

Researchers develop an improved cochlear implant that conveys pitch

Those of us that can hear often take our fantastically complex and precise ears for granted. Current cochlear implants help people with severe and profound hearing loss to communicate more efficiently with the world, but they do so with limited quality. However, a team of researchers at the University of Washington, headed by electrical engineering […]

Boston-based researchers make new development in stem cell research

Stem cell research is surrounded by loaded controversy over the bioethical issues that it poses. What many people don’t understand is that there are two different types of stem cells currently being used for research: embryonic and adult. Adult stem cell use is not the cause for discussion, allowing research to continue with the hopes of changing the treatment of disease. Researchers worldwide, who have […]