March 19, 2018

STEM News from Around The World

  • Portable tech for processing blood in the works

    March 15, 2018
    A low-cost system to separate blood into its main components without a centrifuge is being developed, and could be put to use in areas with off-grid healthcare or following natural disasters. The system is portable and [...]
  • African institutions to get a year’s free R&D publicity

    March 15, 2018
    A global news service is due to give African peer-reviewed journals one-year free access to disseminate news about the papers they publish. News about research conducted by African researchers has been under-represented and much is needed [...]
  • Stephen Hawking Dies at age 76

    March 15, 2018
    Tributes poured in on Wednesday to Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions. He died at the age of 76 in [...]
  • Malaria Test in 2minutes Without Blood

    March 6, 2018
    Magnetism and light have been combined in a test that can diagnose malaria in under two minutes without the need to take blood. The new test, which has yet to undergo clinical trials, won a prize for [...]
  • Beneficial skin bacteria protect against skin cancer

    March 4, 2018
    Science continues to peel away layers of the skin microbiome to reveal its protective properties. In a study published in Science Advances on February 28, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report a potential [...]
  • Holding hands can sync brainwaves, ease pain, study shows

    March 4, 2018
    Reach for the hand of a loved one in pain and not only will your breathing and heart rate synchronize with theirs, your brain wave patterns will couple up too, according to a study published [...]