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How The Brain Prepares For The Eyes To See

Computer simulations show that spontaneous activity in the developing retina could help the visual cortex form properly prior to input from the eyes.

Charging Medical Implants With Light

In the future, implanted medical devices like pacemakers could be wirelessly charged through LED patches on the skin.

Yes MAM: How Organelles Talk To Each Other

Using a new technique to observe inter-organelle communication in live cells, researchers have identified the proteins that form signaling hubs known as mitochondria-associated membranes.

120-Million-Year-Old Ancient Croc Walked On Hind Legs

Paleontologists were puzzled by the absence of hand impressions at the excavation site, given that modern-day crocodiles are four-legged.

Speeding Up Virus Detection At Scale

Instead of detecting specific viral sequences, this universal virus detection platform looks for double stranded RNA.

Corkscrew Design Helps Drug Delivery Robots Stick To Cancer Cells

Researchers in South Korea have developed a microrobot shaped like a corkscrew with a needle at its end for drug delivery.

WEF 2020 Young Scientists Include Eight From Asia

From neuroscience to satellite research, eight scientists based in Asia were honored as part of the World Economic Forum’s Class of 2020 Young Scientists.

Smart Contact Lenses Help Manage Diabetes

Researchers in South Korea have developed smart contact lenses that can diagnose and treat diabetes.

Breastfeeding Can Reduce The Risk Of Diabetes

A study from South Korea shows that breastfeeding helps reduce the risk of maternal postpartum diabetes, even years after stopping lactation.

Turning Plastic Bottles Into Antibiotic Sponges

Researchers in South Korea have used waste PET bottles to create an adsorbent material for the removal of antibiotics from water.