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LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, the UN predicts that the world population will reach 9.7 billion by the year 2050, with sub Saharan Africa accounting for more than half of the global population growth. And, think you have nothing in common with a cuttlefish? Think again. Biologists discover that the same genes which sculpt [...]

By |2019-06-26T15:44:16+00:00June 26th, 2019|Kyla Germain, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, the International Space Station (ISS) will soon be open for business. Looking to develop a “low-Earth orbit economy”, NASA has announced its plans to avail the ISS to privately funded commercial and marketing missions as early as next year. In the first recorded instance of a vertebrate-eating carnivorous [...]

By |2019-06-12T09:50:58+00:00June 12th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation, Vaibhav Bhandari|0 Comments

Recapping 13th Annual LSCDS Career Day

LSCDS Career Day: Spotlights Written by Vaibhav Bhandari On the 23rdof April 2019, the LSCDS hosted its annual Career Day. Hoping to connect graduate students in the life sciences with professionals in industry, the 13thedition of this event served as an invitation for the students to explore future possibilities outside academia. Scientists with advanced degrees [...]

By |2019-06-11T09:07:54+00:00June 11th, 2019|Career Development, Vaibhav Bhandari|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, the Trump administration halts fetal-tissue research, which may have widespread implications for studies looking to find the cure to HIV. Meanwhile, Forbes features the CDC's new warning of impending global antibiotic resistance -- "one of the greatest public health challenges of our time". Finally, for our artistically inclined [...]

By |2019-06-07T08:18:14+00:00June 7th, 2019|Pailin Chiaranunt, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews, reports have surfaced claiming an unusual increase in emissions of an ozone-destroying gas in China. Production of this chemical, CFC-11, may be in violation of international law. Read more here. Scientists are continuously investigating how to slow the pace of extinctions. Find out how Alex Dehgan, a lawyer, an evolutionary [...]

By |2019-05-29T08:55:03+00:00May 29th, 2019|Celina Liu, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

Today, for our weekly LSCDS feature of #ScienceNews and #Innovation, a new study finds no evidence for a “depression gene,” that has been long thought to influence risk of depression. And, an antibiotic-resistant Mycobacterium abscessus infection in a 15 year old girl was cleared just days after genetically engineered phage therapy was administered. Plus, researchers in Japan [...]

By |2019-05-22T10:03:03+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Kyla Germain, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

Today, in our weekly LSCDS #ScienceNews, we would like to bring your attention to this “blast from the past” editorial about digital therapeutics:"Digital therapeutics from apps to smart inhalers, brought to you by pharma". medical technology concept. virtual reality. 3D rendering. mixed media abstract. In industry, the spotlight is on Gilead, a market leader in [...]

By |2019-05-15T09:22:34+00:00May 15th, 2019|Bassem Toeama, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, dire warnings have been issued on antimicrobial resistance and the human-driven loss of species and habitats. With the future of the world in mind, here's a good reminder that science is a multidisciplinary team effort; for research to be truly impactful, scientists need to learn how to work [...]

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews, rare fossils belonging to a newly identified, lion-like carnivore were found after lingering in a museum drawer for decades! Even though the human genome was sequenced nearly two decades ago, researchers have struggled to identify the genetics underlying height. Today, scientists have discovered how rare genetic variants can explain this [...]

By |2019-04-24T09:37:16+00:00April 24th, 2019|Celina Liu, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments