Spiral wave teleportation theory offers new path to defibrillate hearts, terminate arrhythmias – BIOENGINEER.ORG

A spiral wave of electrical activity in the heart can cause catastrophic consequences. One spiral wave creates tachycardia – a heart rate that’s too fast – and multiple spirals cause a state of disorganized contraction known as fibrillation. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology offer a new method to disrupt spiral waves that uses … Read more

A path towards pest control

Scientists discover that sex determination in nematodes of the genus Bursaphelenchus can be attributed to random events rather than well-known mechanisms such as genetic or environmental sex determination. Credit: Associate Professor Ryoji Shinya, Meiji University The sex and sexual characteristics constitute key aspects of an organism’s life and are determined by a biological process known … Read more

A path towards pest control – BIOENGINEER.ORG

The sex and sexual characteristics constitute key aspects of an organism’s life and are determined by a biological process known as sex determination. These ever-evolving mechanisms are broadly classified based on the type of “switch” that triggers them. Genetic sex determination is dependent on sex chromosomes, such as the X and Y chromosomes in human … Read more

Controlled synthesis of crystal flakes paves path for advanced future electronics – BIOENGINEER.ORG

The third dimension may be responsible for preventing electronics from becoming thinner, tinier and more flexible, according to an international collaboration that developed a way to manufacture new, idealized two-dimensional semiconductor materials. The third dimension may be responsible for preventing electronics from becoming thinner, tinier and more flexible, according to an international collaboration that developed … Read more

Tribeca Film Festival to debut documentary tracing the path to Penn Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s transformative, personalized cancer therapy

PHILADELPHIA – The behind-the-scenes story detailing the pursuit of a transformative cancer cure will unfold onscreen at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City this weekend. “Of Medicine and Miracles,” which will premiere during the renowned international festival, is an emotional journey, revealing decades of research – and one young patient’s family’s last hopes … Read more

Carving a path for Pakistani children to pursue science careers

Lalah Rukh started Science Fuse to inspire girls in Pakistan to pursue science education and careers.Credit: Faseeh Shams Lalah Rukh is a science communicator and founder of Science Fuse, a non-governmental organization in Lahore, Pakistan, that is working to promote access to high-quality education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Launched in 2016, Science … Read more

Early science interest sets path for Hall-Dale High School graduate

FARMINGDALE – In a few weeks, Samuel Thibeault expects to trade early mornings getting ready for school for even earlier mornings getting ready for work. Thibeault, who graduated Sunday morning from Hall-Dale High School in Farmingdale, is to begin a job at Bath Iron Works before the end of the month. “I felt like I … Read more

Swimming With the Sharks: This Ocean-lover’s Unconventional Path to Marine Biology

Published 8 hours ago Submitted by Lenovo As the origin of life and supplier of the oxygen we breathe, the ocean has given us so much without asking for anything in return – which is why I felt the need to give back to it from a very young age. Our planet Earth is made … Read more

Legal Appeal Aims to Defend Wyoming’s Path of the Pronghorn From Massive Fracking Project

DENVER— Conservation groups today appealed a federal court’s decision upholding a Trump-era plan to allow 3,500 new gas wells in southwestern Wyoming. In an April ruling, the Honorable Scott Skavdahl of the Federal District Court of Wyoming rejected the groups’ concerns that the Bureau of Land Management disregarded the harm the massive gas-field would cause … Read more

How I Got Here: A pivot from music to computer science paved Tajh Taylor’s path to Wikimedia VP

As a teenager, Taylor wanted to pursue a career in music. He played jazz gigs for money, listed “music” as his college major on the PSAT and got a bunch of pamphlets from music programs. That love of music wasn’t enough to convince his mother of his choice, though. “My mom didn’t want her kid … Read more