A Poem by Dorothy Parker: August

  August When my eyes are weeds, And my lips are petals, spinning Down the wind that has beginning Where the crumpled beeches start In a fringe of salty reeds; When my arms are elder-bushes, And the rangy lilac pushes ...

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Antibiotic nanoparticles fight drug-resistant bacteria

Researchers are hoping to use nanotechnology to develop more targeted treatments for drug-resistant bacteria. In this illustration, an antimicrobial peptide is packaged in a silicon nanoparticle to target bacteria in the lung. Image: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT   Antibiotic nanoparticles fight drug-resistant ...

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An Out of Body Experience

Surgeons examine the pulmonary vessels during a lung transplant performed in April 2017. (Photo: Shawn Rocco)   An Out of Body Experience Preserving and Even Rejuvenating Donor Organs Using Ex Vivo Perfusion By: SCOTT BEHM, PUBLICATIONS SPECIALIST, DUKE DEPARTMENT OF ...

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Alzheimer’s-Immunity Link

High-resolution confocal image from the hippocampal CA3 region of Alzheimer’s mouse model brain show amyloid-beta plaques (green) and microglia/macrophages (red). Mice with complement C3 deficiency show an altered glial response to plaques. Image: Lemere Lab, Brigham and Women’s   Alzheimer’s-Immunity ...

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Miniaturizing the brain of a drone

Engineers at MIT have taken a first step in designing a computer chip that uses a fraction of the power of larger drone computers and is tailored for a drone as small as a bottlecap. Image: Christine Daniloff/MIT   Miniaturizing ...

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