Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Making single-cell RNA sequencing widely available

Portable tool could help scientists learn more about cells' roles in many diseases.
http://news.mit.edu/2017/making-single-cell-rna-sequencing-widely-available-0213

Chemical engineers boost bacteria’s productivity

New technique improves yield of useful chemicals.
http://news.mit.edu/2017/chemical-engineers-boost-bacteria-productivity-0213

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.
http://news.mit.edu/2017/black-hole-cold-star-making-fuel-plasma-jets-bubbles-0214

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