From Science Fair to Better Wound Care: An Interview with GSF Award Winner Anushka Naiknaware
Apr21

From Science Fair to Better Wound Care: An Interview with GSF Award Winner Anushka Naiknaware

As the thirteen-year-old recipient of the LEGO Education Builder Award at the 2016 Global Google Science Fair, Anushka Naiknaware is already changing the world. An 8th-grader at Stoller Middle School in Oregon, Anushka created a printable biosensor for wound dressings to cut down recovery time and prevent complications. Check out cSw’s interview with this amazing young scientist!

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Look Over Here! Owls Teach Us About Brain Processing
Apr06

Look Over Here! Owls Teach Us About Brain Processing

Did you know that your attention is controlled in two ways in your brain? An extreme of either method can lead to mental disorders, including ADHD & schizophrenia. Johns Hopkins University is examining brain activity in owls to shed light these disorders and our thought process in general.

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The Farm-Animal Fix for Hepatitis C
Apr01

The Farm-Animal Fix for Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C has no vaccine or cure. Current treatments are costly, inaccessible, and can lead to deadly side effects. Researchers may have just found the furry, farm-dwelling answer to this lack of options: alpacas.

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Pesticide Exposure Suspect In ADHD Blame Game
Mar14

Pesticide Exposure Suspect In ADHD Blame Game

A can of pesticide can hurt more than just pests. Most pesticides today are based on a class of substances called pyrethroids, which have typically been considered safer than the alternative of organic phosphates. However, in his research, Dr. Jason Richardson discovered a startling link between pyrethroids and ADHD.

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Spicing Up Tumor Treatment With Silibinin
Feb28

Spicing Up Tumor Treatment With Silibinin

A different application of the same substance can yield amazing results. Silibinin, an extract of the milk thistle plant, has long been used as a supplemental treatment for liver disease. Research at the University of Colorado, however, is showing that silibinin can be used for so much more—in particular, to treat tumors, both cancerous and otherwise.

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Crayfish Get Anxious Too!
Feb12

Crayfish Get Anxious Too!

Humans are not the only ones to feel stress; simple creatures like crayfish also respond to stress in ways similar to humans. By running crayfish in a maze, Dr. Cattaert found that stressed crayfish tend to remain in dark areas with a higher level of blood glucose in their bodies.

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