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  • College of Sciences Researchers Win Grant to Advance Robotic Prostheses

    The National Science Foundation awarded Young-Hui Chang and Senior Lecturer Lee Childers a grant to figure out how to make the use of wearable lower-limb robotic prostheses much easier for patients and thereby reduce the burden on the healthcare system.

  • Running Roaches, Flapping Moths Create a New Physics of Organisms

    Sand-swimming lizards, slithering robotic snakes, dusk-flying moths and running roaches all have one thing in common: They're increasingly being studied by physicists interested in understanding the shared strategies these creatures have developed to overcome the challenges of moving though their environments.

  • BioInnovation Showcase

    Inaugural event at Petit Institute puts innovative, homegrown businesses in the spotlight

  • Welcoming New Colleagues, Celebrating Award Recipients

    The College of Sciences feted new colleagues joining in the 2017-18 academic year at a summer dinner on Sept. 6. Dean and Sutherland Chair Paul M. Goldbart and Jenny Singleton, associate chair and professor in the School of Psychology, hosted the celebration, which also recognized recipients of 2017 College of Sciences awards.

  • As 'Flesh-Eating' Leishmania Come Closer, a Vaccine Against Them Does, Too

    Boils the size of sand dollars, acid-like facial wounds, death by maiming of liver and spleen. Leishmania parasites inflict suffering around the world that is the stuff of parables, and they're the second-deadliest parasites after malaria. Global warming is slowly pushing them north toward the United States. Can a new experimental vaccine someday stop them? The vaccine has worked in humanized mice, as detailed in a new study.

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