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New Weight-Loss Stomach Pump Device Rids Body of Food Before Digestion

Meet one aspiration therapy patient who is losing weight. He once weighed over 400 pounds.

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Exit 7C: Startup Offers Smart Way to Pay for Gas at the Pump

St. Louis-based Exit 7C offers a smart way to pay for gas at the pump, using your phone and bank account.

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21st Century Magnatone: Magnatone Guitar Amplifiers are Making a Comeback

Magnatone is using the patented vibrato circuit from 1958 as the design platform for new guitar amps, bringing back the iconic pitch-shifting vibrato effect.

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Cornfield Robot: Mizzou Researchers Use Robotics in the Study of Corn and Drought Tolerance

Mizzou engineers develop a robotic system to help develop drought tolerant corn. It’s changing the way scientists study climate variability and crops.

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The Global Inventory Project: Transforming Agriculture with Perennial Crops

The Missouri Botanical Garden is identifying plant species to develop into perennial crops for sustainable agriculture.

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New Device Treats Uterine Fibroids Without Any Incisions

An incision-free device designed to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding caused by uterine fibroids is introduced at Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

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New Way to Clean Cancer-Causing Chromium From Drinking Water

A Washington University engineer has found a new way to clean chromium from tap water using electricity.

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Celebrity Deaths Create Awareness about Aortic Dissection & Treatment at Mercy Hospital St. Louis

Aortic dissection is often undetected and undiagnosed, resulting in death. Mercy Vascular Surgeon Dr. Vito Mantese explains a new lifesaving treatment.

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SafeTrek Mobile App: Smart Way to Alert Police When You’re in Danger

SafeTrek is a mobile app for personal safety and security. Just open the app and have it ready! If you feel unsafe, keep a finger on “hold until safe” button.

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New Virtual Geology Lab Transforms Education Using HoloLens

Washington University’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences opens the Virtual Geology Lab.

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Danforth Center’s Maker Movement: Plants, Robots & High Altitude Balloons

A Danforth Plant Science researcher uses his Maker Group skills to fly Raspberry Pi computer-equipped high altitude balloons as a hobby and a teaching tool.

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App-Connected Device ‘Wing’ Designed to Prevent Asthma Attacks

Sparo Labs designed a new way for asthma sufferers to better manage asthma with a pocket-sized spirometer that connects with an app on your smartphone.

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It’s Pi Day! Here are 3.14 facts about pi

You know the old saying: it’s Pi Day, Pi Day, gotta get down on Pi Day. And what better way to celebrate the date that embodies everyone’s favorite mathematical constant than with precisely 3.14 facts about pi. 1 — A JAPANESE MEMORY MASTER CLAIMS HE CAN RECITE PI TO 111,700 DIGITS Memorizing pi is an […]

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NASA’s Use of HoloLens Puts St. Louis Scientist on Mars with Curiosity Rover

When Raymond E. Arvidson, PhD, is walking the halls of Washington University wearing Microsoft HoloLens, then he’s millions of miles away walking on Mars!

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Kirkwood Schools Among First to Use CrisisGo App for Security & Mobile Emergency Communications

The Kirkwood School District is one of the first to sign up for St. Louis-based CrisisGo, helping to grow the mobile emergency communications technology.

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The Science Behind Robots

Whether their purpose is to win a skills contest, vacuum the floor, perform surgery, or deliver a package, robots today are much more versatile than their scary counterparts from 1930’s science fiction films. How are robots designed and built to succeed at so many diverse tasks? What does it take to program a robot? And […]

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Green Nanotechnology: Golden Approach to Treating Liver Cancer

Green technology using gold nanoparticles could be the golden ticket to treating liver cancer. That’s the hope at University of Missouri School of Medicine.

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The Mediterranean Diet Could Help Kids With ADHD

The Mediterranean diet is often celebrated for its health effects on the brain, especially later in life. Doctors recommend it for preventing Alzheimer’s and protecting the brain from aging. Now, research suggests the diet could also be beneficial for the brains of much younger people. A study published Jan. 30 in the journal Pediatrics found that […]

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Geneoscopy Offers New Colorectal Cancer Screening Option

Geneoscopy offers a noninvasive alternative to colonoscopies, isolating and preserving biomarkers for colorectal cancer in stool samples.

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Natural Compound in Broccoli May Slow Aging Process

A natural compound found in some fruits and vegetables including broccoli, cucumbers, cabbage, avocado and edamame may slow the process of aging.

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Mantis Shrimp Eyes: Incredible Vision Decoded for Imaging Technologies & Early Cancer Detection

Inspired by the mantis shrimp’s superior eyesight, researchers are building polarization cameras for early cancer detection.

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Who To Watch: Samuel Achilefu, PhD

This month we’re watching Samuel Achilefu, PhD, a scientist and inventor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Achilefu and his lab are featured in this month’s episode of Innovations for his innovative work using light to activate drugs and the immune system. The approach may be a safer and more effective way […]

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Zika Damages Male Fertility in Mice, What About Men?

Washington University researchers make an alarming discovery about Zika, and they play a major role identifying new hope for eventual treatment.

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St. Louis’ Long History of Invention

St. Louis is no stranger to invention. Past and present, HEC spotlights a few inventors and their inventions.

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Explore! Inventions

By Kristy Houle, Educational Opportunities Coordinator Inventions big and small can change the way we live. The majority of great inventions happen in the most unexpected of ways. Take, for example, the story of Tim Leatherman. As a young man, Tim always carried a simple Boy Scout pocketknife with him everywhere he went. One night […]

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Makerspace Movement

St. Louis is central to a strong movement in education called Makerspace. We explain what it is, who the players are and how students are benefitting.

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Palm Oil Shopping App Helps Endangered Orangutans 

To save orangutans from extinction, shoppers can use an app to find if palm oil in consumer products is sustainably produced without clearing rain forest.

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Integrated Roadways: The Missouri-Based Company Creates ‘Smart’ Pavement

Integrated Roadways wants to turn roads into a digital network. The company’s smart pavement has embedded technology and fiber optic connectivity.

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Creation of Biofoam: Turning Salt Water into Drinking Water

Washington University engineers created a biofoam that can quickly and inexpensively transform salt water into drinking water.

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Stress During Pregnancy Observed in Mothers of Children with Autism

Too much stress can take a toll on a woman’s pregnancy. Is there a link between stress and children born with autism?

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Killing Cancer: Innovative Light Therapy Reaches Deep Tumors

Researchers found a way to kill cancer in deep tissues using a new light-based therapy. It delivers light through the blood stream directly to tumor cells.

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Boeing Drone Test Lab

Boeing has a new facility in St. Charles, Missouri to test autonomous air, land and sea vehicles, better known as drones.

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Remembering John Glenn

John Glenn, pilot, decorated war veteran, and former senator, and the first American to orbit the Earth, has died. He was 95. On the morning of Feb. 20, 1962, 40-year-old John Glenn stepped inside a Mercury capsule, the spacecraft of America’s first human spaceflight program, for the Friendship 7 mission. Glenn entered orbit just fine, and […]

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‘Mars Rover Rescue’ Will Get Your Preschooler Ready For A Mission To The Red Planet

New children’s book features real science about exploring Mars. Is your little one already planning a trip to Mars? A new project on Kickstarter could be the first step in getting him or her there someday. The upcoming book, “Mars Rover Rescue,” is a little bit like a G-rated version of “The Martian” ― and while […]

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Benefits of Fidgeting: Toe-Tapping to Better Health

A fidgeting study at the University of Missouri shows that fidgeting helps prevent arterial dysfunction caused by hours of sitting.

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Pluto’s Frozen Heart May Hide Underground Ocean

Data from NASA’s New Horizons indicates Pluto’s icy heart is hiding an ocean. Washington University’s Dr. Bill McKinnon is part of the mission’s science team.

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Mindset App

DataDog Health has developed an app designed to let the user know when they’re feeling stress and help them manage it.

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MoDOT Seeks Smart Highways with Pilot Sites for Smart Pavement & Internet of Things

MoDOT is establishing pilot projects for smart highway proposals, and a Kansas City-based smart pavement company is making itself known to MoDOT.

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NEW YORK TIMES NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT TO ADDRESS THE PUBLIC’S PERCEPTION OF SCIENTIFIC DATA AT THE DANFORTH CENTER’S CONVERSATIONS EVENT

Amy Harmon, Pulitzer Prize winning author and New York Times National Correspondent will be the featured panelist at the Danforth Center’s Conversations Series on Thursday, November 17. Amy is an acclaimed writer whose work provides an in-depth look at topics including ethical scientific issues, DNA and GMO regulation and new technologies with a humanistic perspective. […]

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Law & Technology: The Supreme Court Database at Washington University 

The next president will appoint Supreme Court justices, changing the balance of the court. Data at Washington University can be used to see possible outcomes.

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