Origami-inspired robot can hitch a ride with a rover

Origami-inspired robot can hitch a ride with a rover

The next rovers to explore another planet might bring along a scout. The Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) in development was inspired by origami. Its...
My life with Lyme

My life with Lyme

On Easter Sunday 2007, I woke up unable to move from the neck down. It sounds scary now, but I wasn't scared at the...
New study maps space dust in 3D

New study maps space dust in 3D

Consider that the Earth is just a giant cosmic dust bunny -- a big bundle of debris amassed from exploded stars. We Earthlings are essentially...
Prostate cancer breakthrough could lead to new diagnostic tests and treatments

Prostate cancer breakthrough could lead to new diagnostic tests and treatments

Prostate cancer patients have been offered hope after scientists at Newcastle University, UK, have identified a new group of molecules that could be targeted...
New international guidelines for thyroid disease in pregnancy

New international guidelines for thyroid disease in pregnancy

With help from local experts at BUSM and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the American Thyroid Association (ATA) published new guidelines for the management of...
Rare-earths become water-repellent only as they age

Rare-earths become water-repellent only as they age

Surfaces that have been coated with rare earth oxides develop water-repelling properties only after contact with air. Even at room temperature, chemical reactions begin with...
Detecting lung cancer in the nose

Detecting lung cancer in the nose

Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer in the United States—and in the world. According to the National Cancer Institute, it accounts for more...
Fatty liver disease can lead to increased cardiovascular disease risk and vice versa

Fatty liver disease can lead to increased cardiovascular disease risk and vice versa

For the first time, researchers have shown that a bi-directional relationship exists between fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease. Fatty liver disease can lead to...
Google Street View cars are eyes on the ground for urban methane leaks

Google Street View cars are eyes on the ground for urban methane leaks

A set of Google Street View mapping cars, specially equipped with cutting-edge methane analyzers, are allowing Colorado State University researchers to "see" invisible methane...
5 ways to build each other up

5 ways to build each other up

We make decisions that affect our health all day long — when to go to bed, how many drinks to have, whether or not...
Better diabetes treatment? Artificial beta cells from human kidney cells

Better diabetes treatment? Artificial beta cells from human kidney cells

Recently, researchers have produced artificial beta cells using a straightforward engineering approach. The artificial beta cells can do everything that natural ones do: they measure...
Follow the DASH lifestyle for optimal health

Follow the DASH lifestyle for optimal health

If you are determined to make healthy lifestyle changes and need a little structure and guidance, look no further than DASH! DASH, which stands for...

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