Robyn Shaffer

Bulk Metallic Glasses: Constructing the Future

Professor Jan Schroers is developing ways to manufacture complex objects out of new metallic alloys known as bulk metallic glasses, which combine the elasticity of glass with the flexibility of metal and can be shaped and joined precisely, potentially giving them a wide variety of uses.

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Using Poisonous Spider Toxins as Pain Medication

With over forty different species and hundreds of toxins in their venom, funnel spiders can cause serious medical injury or death to victims who are not treated with the effective antivenom. Would you want these spiders’ toxins anywhere near your skin? Learn more about how Professor Nitabach and Dr. Gui have studied genetic sequences of such spider toxins and their possible applications as pain medication!

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