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  • Repairing heart cells with hydrogel

    Every year, an estimated 785,000 heart attacks occur in the United States. However, there is no known treatment for the damage that follows a heart attack, including the development of scar tissue in the heart, which hinders muscle function and can lead to heart failure.

    SciTech | September 23, 2019
  • Strawberries’ pigment have the key to an oral insulin medicine

    Diabetes affects over 30 million Americans, and millions more around the world. These individuals must inject insulin, sometimes as often as four times per day, to treat their condition. Scientists have long searched for a method of delivering insulin orally, and Carnegie Mellon researchers may have found an answer — in strawberries.

    SciTech | September 16, 2019
  • Turning greenhouse gas into fuel

    Greenhouse gases are a major contributor to climate change. They have increased in concentration over the last century and are a very common air pollutant. Now, they may become a useful source of energy.

    SciTech | September 9, 2019
  • Scientists make 3D heart using personalized bio-ink

    Over the last several years, 3D printing technology has allowed designers and enthusiasts to produce all sorts of items without an extensive manufacturing pipeline, from shoes to artwork to robots. There have been some applications in medicine, such as “printing” drugs and prosthetics, but never something as complex and critical as a human organ.

    SciTech | April 22, 2019
  • SpaceX and Boeing compete for funding

    It has been decades since humans last stepped foot on the moon. While unmanned landings have allowed scientists to study the lunar surface from a distance, NASA wants to do better — put humans back on the moon by 2024. Five years ago, NASA decided it would select two private providers to design and build a spacecraft that could transport U.S. astronauts to the moon. As part of its Commercial Crew ...

    SciTech | April 15, 2019