New safe-sleep guidelines aim to reduce infant deaths – BIOENGINEER.ORG

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its safe-sleep guidelines for infants for the first time in more than five years, emphasizing that babies should sleep on their backs on flat, level surfaces to reduce their risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its safe-sleep guidelines for … Read more

Climate Change Faculty Fellows Aim to Make New University Course ‘A Transformative Experience’ for Students

Deb Reisinger is a humanities professor who studies how language and culture shape public perceptions and national polices on climate refugees. Jennifer Lawson is a pediatrician who’s working to combat the threats climate change poses to the health and wellbeing of vulnerable populations. Rick Larrick is a social psychologist who’s using his expertise to find … Read more

Russian Academics Aim to Punish Colleagues Who Backed Ukraine Invasion

Some voters think the list could make a difference in the elections. “Most of the scientific community is definitely antiwar,” said Alexander Nozik, a physicist at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology who was not involved in creating the list. “Being in such a list could significantly reduce the chances of being elected.” Updated … Read more

Sensing a cure: quantum technology takes aim

If humans could use x-ray vision to watch the earliest cellular processes of Alzheimer’s disease, they would see a strand of protein somewhere in the brain tie itself into a misshapen knot. This microscopic macramé, known as protein misfolding, is normal in human biology. However, when the body’s mechanism for sifting out these misfolded proteins … Read more

Texas A&M Researchers Aim To Accurately Monitor Subsurface Carbon Dioxide Storage – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Capturing and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) deep underground can help combat climate change, but long-term monitoring of the stored CO2 within a geological storage site is difficult using current physics-based methods. Capturing and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) deep underground can help combat climate change, but long-term monitoring of the stored CO2 within a geological storage … Read more

Texas A&M Researchers Aim To Accurately Monitor Subsurface Carbon Dioxide Storage

Unsupervised machine-learning methods led to rapid and accurate monitoring and modeling of carbon dioxide movements in a subsurface geological sequestration site. Getty Images Capturing and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) deep underground can help combat climate change, but long-term monitoring of the stored CO2 within a geological storage site is difficult using current physics-based methods. Texas … Read more

Crypto mining moratoriums aim to fight fossil fuel use

Cryptocurrency has captured the hearts and minds of an eclectic mix of individuals: entrepreneurs, artists, celebrities, and even criminals. But as crypto booms, so does its carbon footprint. In a first-of-its-kind bill, New York lawmakers are proposing a moratorium on crypto mining, citing its enormous energy consumption as a threat to the state’s environmental and … Read more

USask researchers aim to boost uranium, wheat sectors with novel technology – News

Breeding fusarium-resistant wheat through advanced genetics Dr. Lipu Wang PhD), research officer at USask’s Crop Development Center. (Photo: Submitted) A large multidisciplinary team led by Dr. Randy Kutcher (PhD), professor in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources and a plant pathologist at USask’s Crop Development Center (CDC), and Dr. Lipu Wang PhD), a research officer … Read more

Researchers aim to improve stroke recovery with new granular biomaterials – BIOENGINEER.ORG

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. Hundreds of thousands of people each year are living with the long-term impacts caused by strokes – including partial paralysis, cognitive difficulties and persistent pain – with no consistently effective treatment options for improving their … Read more