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Pain Points

  Pain Points Neurobiologist Clifford Woolf discusses the importance of pain and the surprising twists of his latest research By Ekaterina Pesheva Pain—feared, misunderstood and even poeticized in works of art and literature—has long captivated the scientific imagination of Clifford ...

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Biosensors Light Up Cellular Signaling Processes

  Biosensors Light Up Cellular Signaling Processes The Ai lab develops novel molecular imaging tools to peer inside cells and understand their communications and signaling processes. By Sarah Nightingale Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have converted a naturally ...

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Study seeks to improve emergency event management

  Study seeks to improve emergency event management by Jessica Pasley Anesthesiology has a long history of scrutinizing its practice and developing strategies for improvement. In a recent prospective, observational study, 263 board-certified anesthesiologists from across the United States volunteered ...

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Decoding ants’ coat of many odors

Instead of coats of many colors, ants possess coats of many odors. (Keith Wood & Jeremy Teaford / Vanderbilt).   Decoding ants’ coat of many odors by David Salisbury Ants are covered with a “coat of many odors.” It’s a ...

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Better immunotherapy for cancer patients

  Better immunotherapy for cancer patients Does immunotherapy work better in cancer patients who, for example, have had influenza? This will be studied in a research project at Herlev Hospital involving DTU. Immunotherapy is about activating the body’s own immune ...

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3 Questions: The future of the electric utility

MIT Energy Initiative Director of Research Francis O’Sullivan is pondering decarbonization, decentralization, and the smart electric grid of the future. Photo: Dominick Reuter   3 Questions: The future of the electric utility MIT Energy Initiative Director of Research Francis O’Sullivan ...

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Graveyard of “Giants” Found in China

View of a skeleton reaching 6’2” from a grave dating back to 5,000 years ago, at the excavation site of the Jiaojia ruins in Jiaojia village, Zhangqiu district of Ji’nan city, east China’s Shandong province (Imaginechina via AP Images) Graveyard ...

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Ultra-high-contrast digital sensing

MIT researchers have developed a sampling scheme that is unconstrained by bandwidth, allowing analog-to-digital conversion without “clipping.” Image: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT   Ultra-high-contrast digital sensing Technique could lead to cameras that can handle light of any intensity, audio that doesn’t skip ...

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