Saturday, August 2, 2014
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Creativity comes to a halt in the classroom

We’re in need of some glitter glue — creativity in students has decreased over the past 20 years. Everyday, college students are expected to approach problems with a certain amount of creativity. Classmates that have the most creative projects get the best grades and people with creative problem-solving skills are considered the most hirable. So […]

Seeing life through a different lens

Boston-based study shows majority of hemianopia patients prefer peripheral prism glasses to help them get around. Imagine walking around and constantly stumbling over objects or accidentally running into walls and people. This might sound silly, but that is exactly what hemianopia patients experience on a daily basis. However, to help ease the obstacles that hemianopia […]

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 […]