Nanoluminous pearls developed by scientists at UMMS

A microscopic crystal created by researchers at UMass Medical School brings the potential use of persistent luminescence nanoparticles for bioimaging one step closer to both the research laboratory and the […]

Research in the news- Understanding the firefly’s glow

Understanding the firefly’s glow

Now we know how fireflies get their glow going. Researchers at Yale, Connecticut College, and the University of Buffalo have determined the chemical processes at play when a firefly converts […]


Scientists Successfully Edit Human T Cells

In a project spearheaded by investigators at UC San Francisco, scientists have devised a new strategy to precisely modify human T cells using the genome-editing system known as CRISPR/Cas9. Because […]


How language gives your brain a break

Here’s a quick task: Take a look at the sentences below and decide which is the most effective. (1) “John threw out the old trash sitting in the kitchen.” (2) […]


Giving robots a more nimble grasp

Most robots on a factory floor are fairly ham-handed: Equipped with large pincers or claws, they are designed to perform simple maneuvers, such as grabbing an object, and placing it […]