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- Married people who fight nastily are more likely to suffer from leaky guts – a problem that unleashes bacteria into the blood and can drive up disease-causing inflammation, new research suggests.
- MIT researchers report that they have found a way to break spaghetti in two, by both bending and twisting the dry noodles. The researchers say the results may have applications beyond culinary curiosities.
- Researchers have found a "reborn: gene in elephants that responds to damaged DNA by killing the cell.
- Neuroscientist William Griffith, Ph.D., is merging tools from neuroscience and engineering to investigate the neural basis of cognitive decline with age.
- People who gain weight after they quit smoking may face a temporary increase in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, with the risk directly proportional to the weight gain, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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Engineering Students Develop White Cane Attachment to Help the Visually ImpairedFour engineering students at Texas A&M University have developed a white cane attachment for the visually impaired that can provide object detection and turn-by-turn navigation assistance via haptic feedback.
'Tiny House' Prototype Designed for Temporary Disaster ReliefStudents in the University of Kansas School of Engineering are designing and building new “tiny homes” that will provide safe, comfortable shelter to families that survive hurricanes and other catastrophic storms.