America's leading research universities are constantly working on new treatments and cures for diseases like cancer and Alzheimers, as well as life-changing innovations that make us wealthier and more secure.
A team of biomedical engineers has developed a new hydrogel-based delivery system that balances the acidic environment in a tumor and greatly enhances the cancer-fighting activity of the chemotherapeutic drug it encapsulates.
A team of neuroscientists has now identified a class of neurons that are not responsive to sounds in general, but only respond when sounds violate expectations, thereby sending a message that a mistake has been made.
The world’s scientists rely on an elaborate network of technologies to help predict the weather and assess the global effects of climate change, But they are overlooking some of the most informative instruments of all: animals.
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