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  • Equal math skills between the sexes

    The long-standing but inaccurate belief concerning women’s ability in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is that they are unable to perform at the capacity of a man. People claim that this assumed relative lack of ability arises from biological differences between men and women, making women’s proficiency at math much lower. Many people still think that women cannot th...

    SciTech | November 18, 2019
  • Micromotors move single cells using magnets and ultrasound

    A new type of micromotor has been developed. Directed by magnets and powered by ultrasound, these micromotors are capable of traveling across microscopic particles and cells in very crowded areas without causing any damage.

    SciTech | November 11, 2019
  • Powerful antibody against flu could treat all strains

    A group of American researchers have discovered an antibody against potentially lethal influenza viruses in mice. The antibody may assist in the development of a universal flu shot capable of either treating or preventing every flu strain. The study was conducted at Scripps Research alongside St. Louis’ Washington University School of Medicine and New York’s Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai...

    SciTech | November 4, 2019
  • Neural activity plays an important role in longevity

    While we have long known that neural activity in the brain is responsible for disorders such as dementia and epilepsy, recent research conducted by scientists in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School (HMS) has shown that it also plays a role in human aging and life span.

    SciTech | October 28, 2019
  • Pollution affects the immune system

    Maternal exposure to a ubiquitous form of industrial pollution is capable of damaging an offspring’s immune system, according to a new study. This damage is even passed onto future generations, undermining the body’s ability to defend itself against infections. Dr. B Paige Lawrence led the research in collaboration with the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Department of Environmental Medic...

    SciTech | October 14, 2019