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BioMedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is the biological or medical application of engineering principles or engineering equipment — called also biomedical engineering.

An artist’s illustration of artificial intelligence (AI). This image depicts how AI could assist in genomic studies and its applications. It was created by artist Nidia Dias as part of the...

3D Bioprinter Replicates Chemicals in Plants

By: Bryan Xi, Journalist
As climate change and other threats like pests and unsustainable farming techniques threaten the plants of this planet, certain medical plants may disappear, removing access to their important chemicals. This means that major medicines, critical to global health, may disappear as well.
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Organ Printing

Organ Printing

By: Nylah Nasim, Journalist
According of the Health Resources and Service Administration, 17 people die everyday waiting for an organ donation. 3D printing organs would speed up the process of organ transplants.
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Scary New Diseases That Could Kickstart The Next Pandemic

By: Alex Auger, Journalist
Over time researchers all around the world have started to locate some new and old viruses and diseases. Will any of these diseases cause world panic?
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Hand Dryers

Hand Dryers

By: Christine Nguyen, Journalist
Washing your hands after using the bathroom is an important part of hygiene, and drying your hands is crucial as well. There have been many debates on whether paper towels or hand dryers are better for drying hands, however, research has found that hand dryers may not be as effective at eliminating germs as you may assume.
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Reviving 100,000 Year Old Bacteria

By: Sir Pharaoh Carter, Journalist
Antibiotics and other natural microbial compounds are made by complex compounds produced by bacteria and we have only used currently living material to make these antibiotics but with the revival of old bacteria we can unlock a new world of antibiotics. Using tooth tartar from neanderthals and other humans, researchers were able to reconstruct many species from the oral bacteria.
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The Truth Behind GMO

The Truth Behind GMO

By: Emma Huang, Journalist
Did you know that 80% of all foods in the U.S.A. have at least one ingredient that is a GMO? So what is GMO? And does it really do more harm than good?
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Biodegradable Pesticide Sensor

By: Bryan Xi, Journalist
Hundreds of millions of pounds of pesticide have been used to kill pests like mosquitoes and rats nationwide. Despite these millions of pounds, only about half of the pesticides used reach their intended target.
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$7 DIY Changes the Future of Cancer Drug Testing

By: Rachel Cao, Journalist
A large breakthrough in technology revolutionizes anti-cancer drug testing. This DIY (do-it-yourself) device can have an enormous impact on the future of cancer drug testing and can unlock unknown possibilities.
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Duke’s Autism Screening app: SenseToKnow

By: Simrin Puri, Journalist
SenseToKnow is an app that can determine whether or not a child could get autism in the future. Developed by Duke University and the National Institute of Health, this app is helping many parents and children. How does it work?
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Cancer Treating Soap

By: Kaleb Fuard, Journalist

A 14-year-old boy won the 3M young scientist lab competition, the grand prize of $25,000, and was named their 2023 top young scientist. He is named Heman Bekele and he is a ninth grader Woodson High School...

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Electronics That You Eat

By: Griffin Wishrad, Jourbalist
Edible electronics are the future of food and technology. It has the potential to monitor the state of food that it is in, be used as a sensor to monitor the state that the person eating it is in, and can provide real time data of the organism that eats it. Edible electronics can be anything they want. Edible Electronics are the future of food, and the future is now.
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Revolutionizing Brain Repair

By: Brandon Sang-Zheng, Journalist
The 3D-printing process, a significant advancement in the evolving field of biological tissue printing, involves the meticulous layer-by-layer fabrication of living tissue structures using specialized 3D printers.
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