Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Making single-cell RNA sequencing widely available

Portable tool could help scientists learn more about cells' roles in many diseases.

Chemical engineers boost bacteria’s productivity

New technique improves yield of useful chemicals.

Voice control everywhere

Low-power special-purpose chip could make speech recognition ubiquitous in electronics.http://news.mit.edu/2017/low-power-chip-speech-recognition-electronics-0213

Self-made stars

Astronomers observe black hole producing cold, star-making fuel from hot plasma jets and bubbles.

A case against the drug war

Ayelet Waldman stopped at Harvard Law School to talk about her new book, "A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference In My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life."
Read More: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2017/02/harvard-law-school-grad-makes-case-for-lsd/

Cocoa for pleasure — and health

A study by Harvard Medical School faculty members at Brigham and Women's Hospital is exploring the health benefits of cocoa in a massive, 18,000-person study that may provide answers hinted at in smaller studies.
Read More: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2017/02/cocoa-for-pleasure-and-health/

Monday, February 13, 2017