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06/08 News Flash 6: Dual defense against COVID-19 virus binding to its receptor

06/08 News Flash 6: Dual defense against COVID-19 virus binding to its receptor

Image courtesy of Flickr. (title of study: A noncompeting pair of human neutralizing antibodies block COVID-19 virus binding to its receptor ACE2) The COVID-19 virus’s weapon of choice to hijack host cells are the spikes on its surface, which can

Leaping into Picoscience: Manipulating elemental properties by atomic scale engineering

Leaping into Picoscience: Manipulating elemental properties by atomic scale engineering

Image courtesy of Sophia Zhao If science aims to explain the structures of the natural world, picoscience refines the very structures themselves—at the atomic level. Engineering at the scale of picometers operates on a trillionth-of-a-meter scale, dealing with materials that

Case Almost Closed: How the Internet is Solving Medical Mysteries

Case Almost Closed: How the Internet is Solving Medical Mysteries

“A Man Discovers He Has a Disease Most People Thought No Longer Existed.” “She Had a Long and Strange Rash on Her Arm. What Was It?” It might seem like clickbait, but “Diagnosis” is surprisingly intimate and infinitely relevant. This

Preying on Pollutants: Technology imitates life to generate cleaner water

Preying on Pollutants: Technology imitates life to generate cleaner water

The sea anemone Actinia is a deceptive organism, in both name and appearance. For one, it is known as the “flower of the sea” for its colorful ring of tentacles. It also adopts a sessile lifestyle, preferring to lie and

DOES YOUR ROOMMATE HATE YOU… OR IS IT JUST YOU?

DOES YOUR ROOMMATE HATE YOU… OR IS IT JUST YOU?

Evidence for a liking gap reveals that we may be more liked than we tend to think   Ever walked out of an interview flooded with regrets? Thought you struck the wrong chord with someone you just met? If this

Undergraduate Profile: Rachael Putman (TC ’19)

Undergraduate Profile: Rachael Putman (TC ’19)

What comes before baby steps? Designer babies, genetic remodeling, risks in clinical trials: in today’s rapidly evolving field of biomedical engineering, ethical dilemmas rage. But for Rachael Putman (TC ’19), it’s simple: “The whole point of medicine is to help