Taking the Guesswork Out of Genetic Engineering

STAMPScreen Engineered Cells

By Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard September 27, 2021 Mammalian cells that have been successfully genetically engineered using the STAMPScreen method. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University STAMPScreen Pipeline Helps Streamline Genetic Studies in Mammalian Cells Today’s genetic engineers have a plethora of resources at their disposal: an ever-increasing number of massive … Read more

Drug (Cocaine, Methamphetamine, or Nicotine) Withdrawal Morphs Brain Communication Networks in Mice

Drug Withdrawal Morphs Brain Communication Networks in Mice

By Society for Neuroscience September 27, 2021 Intramodular and intermodular network features of each treatment. Credit: Kimbrough et al., eNeuro Withdrawal from three different drugs shuffles brain networks in similar fashion. Zeroing in on specific brain regions when studying drug and alcohol abuse simplifies research but may leave out important insights. In fact, the landscape … Read more

25-Million-Year-Old Ancient Eagle Ruled the Roost in Australia

Archaehierax sylvestris

Archaehierax sylvestris. Credit: Jacob Blokland 63 bone fossil finding in desert is one of the “best preserved” eagles ever and a very rare discovery. A 25-million-year-old eagle fossil found in South Australia adds to the long evolutionary history of raptors in Australia. Paleontologists from Flinders University have unearthed Australia’s oldest eagle fossils on a remote … Read more

Capturing the Intricacies of the Brain’s Activity at Unprecedented Resolution

Capturing the Intricacies of the Brain’s Activity at Unprecedented Resolution

The neuroactivity of one million neurons in the mouse brain, at unprecedented resolution. Credit: Alipasha Vaziri New microscopy technique reveals activity of one million neurons across the mouse brain. Capturing the intricacies of the brain’s activity demands resolution, scale, and speed—the ability to visualize millions of neurons with crystal clear resolution as they actively call … Read more

Researchers Develop a New Way To Control Magnets

New Way To Control Magnets

By David L. Chandler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology September 27, 2021 Arrows indicate the magnetizations of the arrays of gadolinium (red) and cobalt (blue) atoms in a lattice. Applying a voltage to electrodes at the top (yellow patches) loads hydrogen into the magnetic material, which changes the relative magnitude of the magnetizations under it, flipping … Read more

Extremely Efficient New Method for Removing Heavy-Metal Contaminants From Drinking Water

Tap Water Glass

By David L. Chandler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology September 27, 2021 Engineers have designed a relatively low-cost, energy-efficient approach to treating water contaminated with heavy metals. Engineers have designed a relatively low-cost, energy-efficient approach to treating water contaminated with heavy metals. Engineers at MIT have developed a new approach to removing lead or other heavy-metal … Read more

Here’s How To Watch Live + 9 Things To Know

Here’s How To Watch Live + 9 Things To Know

Animation of the Landsat 9 spacecraft in orbit around Earth, passing over the Western US and Baja California. The satellite will travel at 7.5 km/second, circling the globe every 99 minutes at an altitude of 705 km (438 miles). Landsat 9 will image a swath 185 km (115 miles) in width and complete about 14 … Read more