For being audaciously young, Dan Ludois has an appreciation for history. In his office in Engineering Hall, a poster of Nikola Tesla broods beside a Ghostbusters-inspired proton pack….
Some of the biggest players in the meat industry are losing their appetite for the status quo. It’s a welcome trend for researchers like Mark Cook who are alarmed by the rise of drug-resistant pathogens in our food supply….
Mike Sussman & Melanie Ivancic
Local biotech company Exact Sciences made headlines in 2014 when it received FDA approval for a potentially transformative screening test for colorectal cancer. The noninvasive stool-based test just may be the best of its kind….
What makes Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin type 9 the most exciting frontier in heart health since the invention of statins? In his office in the pharmacy school, Weiping Tang gives a bold answer…
For a world hooked on fossil carbons, the vials of amber syrup in Jim Dumesic’s lab are full of sweet potential. Dumesic’s group caused a stir in research circles and the media in 2014 by publishing a paper in the journal Science…
Today’s computers depend on wire to move data. The big data centers of Google and Facebook are steaming jungles of cables. Cooling accounts for half the operating costs, explains Zhenqiang “Jack” Ma…
To see the world – or the supermarket aisle – through the eyes of a food engineer is an epiphany. Marshmallows become spring systems. Apples appear non-isotropic. A bag of Cheetos suddenly poses questions of viscosity, extrusion and tensile stress….
Aurelie Rakotondrafara had packed for the tropics. So when a clerk at the Fulbright fellowship office asked if she was ready for winter, her face fell. She thought she was heading to a Ph.D. program in Hawaii….
One mother’s determination can shape the course of science. It can launch decades of research, discovery and a breakthrough at long last – a test that is saving children around the world, though it came too late to save her own….