Raghunandan Avula

Class of 2015


  • Epigenetic patterns found in tumors

    Scientists are quickly learning that the hardwired code within the arrangement of DNA bases does not fully determine the fate of an individual organism. This current understanding is built on the idea of epigenetics — that DNA expression can vary between individuals and is not caused by specific changes to the DNA sequence itself.

    SciTech | April 21, 2014
  • How Things Work: Using the Doppler effect to find missing MH370 flight

    Today, smartphones can be used to triangulate a person’s position within a few meters from almost anywhere on the Earth. Despite having this advanced technology, the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which vanished on March 8, 2014, is still ongoing, and there have been no traces of the plane. Much of the world has been shocked at how a Boeing 777-200 jetliner carrying 239 people on boar...

    SciTech | April 14, 2014
  • Computational medicine is used to categorize asthma

    Doctors endure years and years of training to fully understand the human body in order to treat their patients. Nevertheless, collecting all the necessary information and generating an accurate diagnosis can be a daunting task that may cause even the most skilled clinician to run out of breath.

    Computers, on the other hand, don’t run out of breath.

    SciTech | March 31, 2014
  • Sitti develops gecko feet-inspired adhesive

    Geckos are the closet thing to a real life Spiderman — they can climb up walls and run across ceilings with extreme agility and quickness.

    SciTech | March 3, 2014
  • Olympics winners determined by timekeeping technology

    Time is a relative concept — a human invention created to keep track of our existence. In a universe that is approximately 13.6 billion years old, for an Olympic athlete, milliseconds of the universe’s existence can be the difference between achieving life-long dreams and disappointment.

    SciTech | February 24, 2014

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