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Ritesh Pokar

In a new paper in Science Translational Medicine, a team from the University of Michigan reports the results of the first animal tests and clinical trial of the approach, including data from 20 human tinnitus patients. Based on years of scientific research into the root causes of the condition, the device uses precisely timed sounds […]

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IDEA & ISAAC: Femto-Essays

IDEA and ISAAC are acronyms of private establishments. "Femto" is a combining form used in the names of units of measure that are one quadrillionth (10 to minus 15) the size of the unit denoted by the base word. For example, femto-meter (fm) is a unit of length suitable to express the size of atomic nuclei. Thus, the word femto-essays is used here for the name of very short essays.
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Am I ready for CRISPR? A user’s guide to genetic screens

The rapid development of CRISPR-based gene manipulation has enabled various approaches for high-throughput functional genomics. This Review guides users through the practicalities of CRISPR-based functional genomics screens, including study design options, best-practice approaches, pitfalls to avoid and data analysis strategies.

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Two Experiments Show Fourth Spatial Dimension Effect

To the best of our knowledge, we humans can only experience this world in three spatial dimensions (plus one time dimension): up and down, left and right, and forward and backward. But in two physics labs, scientists have found a way to represent a fourth spatial dimension.

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Designing New Metal Alloys Using Engineered Nanostructures

Stony Brook assistant professor Jason Trelewicz uses the electron microscopy and computing resources at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials to characterize nanoscale structures in metals mixed with other elements. The goal of his research is to achieve unprecedented properties in classical materials for use in everything from aerospace and automotive components to consumer electronics and nuclear reactors.

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World’s First Artificial Kidney Is All Set To Replace Dialysis in 2-3 Years. Here is how it works !

A team of university scientists has developed the world’s first artificial kidney technology to be implanted in the body. Their bio-hybrid approach uses living kidney cells in tandem with a series of specialized microchips powered by the human heart to filter waste from the blood stream. The National Kidney Foundation estimates that over 100,000 patients are on the waiting list for a donor kidney, and over 3,000 are added list each year. The average patient spends 3.6 years waiting for a viable transplant, and may be treated with dialysis while they wait, but only one in three dialysis patient survives

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Meet Mary Somerville: The Brilliant Woman for Whom the Word “Scientist” Was Coined

How a Scottish polymath forever changed the course of gender in science and made a high art of connecting the seemingly disconnected.