HOPE FOR SICKLE CELL PATIENTS

“But any patient with severe sickle cell disease will tell you that being able to live a life for even a year without medications or fear of pain or hospitalization is substantial.”

TAKE HEART: HUMAN ORGANS NOW GROWN IN THE LAB

“Breakthrough: New Heart Grown Using Adult Stem Cells”   “The Tiny Beating Heart Grown from Stem Cells – and Scientists Say Other Organs Could Be on the Way”   “Harvard Engineers Create the First Fully…

NEUTRALITY’S LAST STAND

“Is Net Neutrality Good Or Bad For Innovation?”   “Net Neutrality Foe To Head The FCC”   “What Happens If Net Neutrality Goes Away?” “Don’t Gut Net Neutrality. It’s Good For People And Business”

NOT COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN SKIN? TECHNOLOGY CAN FIX THAT

“New Hydrogel Hybrid Could Be Used To Make Artificial Skin” (Jennifer Chu, SciTech Daily, 29 June, 2016) “‘This is tougher even than skin’, Zhao says. ‘We can also stretch the material to seven times its original…

VOICE RECOGNITION IS COMING OF AGE

“Voice Recognition Software Finally Beats Human at Typing, Study Finds” (Aarti Shahani, All Tech Considered, August, 24 2016) “Researchers set up a competition, pitting a Baidu program called Deep Speech 2 against 32 humans, ages…

SCIENCE UNDER TRUMP

“Science and Technology Under a Trump Presidency” (Nsikan Akpan & Leigh Anne Tiffany, PBS NewsHour, 11 November 2016) “The President-elect will also select the next heads of the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease…

CRISPR GENE EDITING COMES TO LIFE

“CRISPR Gene-Editing Tested in a Person for the First Time” (David Cyranoski, Nature, 15 November 2016) “The move by Chinese scientists could spark a biomedical duel between China and the United States.” “With CRISPR, Scientists…

THE SMARTPHONE INNOVATION WAR

“Why Google Believes AI Is The Next Big Front In The Smartphone Wars” (Timothy B. Lee, Vox, 5 October 2016) “Google envisions a future where you’ll make restaurant reservations, look up photos, and play music…