5 Questions: How border separations can traumatize children

5 Questions: How border separations can traumatize children

In the last several weeks, thousands of migrant children have been separated from their parents as families attempt to cross the southern border into the United States. These separations hurt children’s well-being and have negative effects on their developing brains, according to Stanford Children’s Health psychiatrist Victor Carrion, MD. On June 20, President Trump signed […]

First case of chronic wasting disease in Jackson County suspected by DNR

First case of chronic wasting disease in Jackson County suspected by DNR

SPRING ARBOR TWP., MI – A 3-year-old doe in Jackson County is suspected positive for chronic wasting disease, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday. If initial tests are confirmed at the federal level, the Spring Arbor Township doe would be the first case of chronic wasting disease in Jackson County, according to a DNR news […]

Can a cheap and widely available TB vaccine help diabetics?

Can a cheap and widely available TB vaccine help diabetics?

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE There’s more evidence that a vaccine used to fight tuberculosis for 100 years might help people with diabetes. Researchers said Monday that a few diabetics who got the vaccine had much better control of their blood sugar after […]

Can bacteria-slaying viruses defeat antibiotic-resistant infections? A new US clinical center aims to find out

Can bacteria-slaying viruses defeat antibiotic-resistant infections? A new US clinical center aims to find out

Phages like these studding an Escherichia coli bacterium target specific bacteria, complicating their use in medicine. EYE OF SCIENCE/SCIENCE SOURCE By Kelly ServickJun. 21, 2018 , 12:10 PM One piece of good news can make all the difference. In the fight against antibiotic-resistant infections, a decades-old approach based on bacteria-slaying viruses called phages has been […]

Could this cheap vaccine help cure diabetes?

Could this cheap vaccine help cure diabetes?

(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski) (Meredith) — Could a decades-old tuberculosis vaccine help cure type 1 diabetes? A new study by Denise Faustman says the affordable vaccine could be the key to lowering blood sugar. “This cheap, old vaccine is lowering blood sugar to levels never achieved before,” Faustman said. According to a study published Thursday, patients […]

Chameleon-Inspired Nanolaser Changes Colors

Chameleon-Inspired Nanolaser Changes Colors As a chameleon shifts its color from turquoise to pink to orange to green, nature’s design principles are at play. Complex nano-mechanics are quietly and effortlessly working to camouflage the lizard’s skin to match its environment. Inspired by nature, a Northwestern University team has developed a novel nanolaser that changes colors […]

This Technology Will Allow You To Control Robots With BrainWaves And Hand Gestures

This Technology Will Allow You To Control Robots With BrainWaves And Hand Gestures

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory debuted a new robot control system on Wednesday, June 20. The new technology allows users to control robots using brainwaves and hand gestures.  ( MITCSAIL | YouTube ) Getting robots to do things would be a whole lot easier if people could command them to perform […]

Strange Lump Moved Around Woman's Face, Turned Out To Be A Worm

Strange Lump Moved Around Woman's Face, Turned Out To Be A Worm

A 32-year-old woman in Russia took a selfie when she noticed a lump under her left eye. The mysterious bulge, however, started moving, with doctors discovering that there was a worm under her skin for two weeks.  ( The New England Journal of Medicine ) A strange lump that was moving around a woman’s face […]