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View of Bakken shale in North Dakota from a plane in flight

Oil, gas methane emissions 60 percent higher than EPA reports

Gas leaks estimated to be worth $2 billion could have fueled 10 million homes.|Short Read
Magnified nanoparticles

How to color-code nearly invisible nanoparticles

With a bit of metal, nanoparticles shine in colors based on size.|Medium Read
CT scans

Using data science to achieve ultra-low dose CT image reconstruction

Ultra-low dose CT scans that provide superior image quality could not only benefit patients, but they could open up entirely new clinical applications. |Short Read

Toward a stem cell model of human nervous system development

Human cells could one day show us more about why neural tube birth defects occur and how to prevent them. |Medium Read
A microscopic image of a human tumor xenograft that glows red and blue from fluorescent dyes.

Findings in mice show pill for breast cancer diagnosis may outperform mammograms

A new kind of imaging could distinguish aggressive tumors from benign, preventing unnecessary breast cancer treatments.|Medium Read

Innovation on the mat

ME professor Ellen Arruda partnered with engineering technician Andrea Poli to create a custom heel cup for gymnast Emma McLean|Medium Read
A researcher holds a petri dish containing clostridium difficile bacteria

Preventing deadly hospital infections with machine learning

Model successfully applied to data from medical centers with different patient populations, electronic health record systems|Medium Read
Concentrated surgeon performing surgery with her team

No sponge left behind: tags for surgical equipment

A simple, easy-to-implement technology could prevent the debilitating injuries that can occur when organs are damaged by surgical tools left in the body.|Medium Read
A 3D grid

Microscale 3D printing for medicine

New “jet writing” technique can make detailed 3D structures with clinically relevant materials for future implants and cancer studies.|Medium Read

Cuba ‘sonic attacks’: A covert accident?

‘We've demonstrated a scenario in which the harm might have been unintentional.’|Short Read
Human hand holding the everter device

Reconstructive surgery tech

Born in an engineering class, now the ‘arterial everter’ has been licensed to Baxter.|Medium Read

Electricity, eel-style: Soft power cells could run tomorrow’s implantables

Device generates over 100 volts from saltwater.|Short Read