‘Double-sided tape’ could replace surgical stitches

Sutures are commonly used to close wounds in the skin or other tissues. Similar to sewing fabric, the doctors will use a needle attached to a thread to penetrate the tissue and close the edges of the wound together, facilitating quick healing. Although surgical sutures have been used for thousands of years, they still have some limitations: 1) the needles cause some damage to the … Continue reading ‘Double-sided tape’ could replace surgical stitches

Brain-machine interfaces may be used to study and regulate mood

Brain-machine interfaces translate brain signals into information that can be used to control robotic limbs, and now even predict an individual’s mood state. Researchers envision using BMIs together with electrical stimulation, to regulate abnormal brain signals in patients with treatment-resistant neuropsychiatric disorders. Continue reading Brain-machine interfaces may be used to study and regulate mood

November 6 – The many magnitudes of darkness

Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 6th Location: Armenise Amphitheater at Harvard Medical School, 200 Longwood Avenue, Boston (link to directions) Speakers: Linda Xu Graphics: Olivia Foster Rhoades The search for dark matter is one of the defining physics challenges of our generation, driving collaborations and progress across many disciplines both experimental and theoretical. The abundance of evidence for its existence and continued elusiveness of any particle interaction is … Continue reading November 6 – The many magnitudes of darkness

October 30 – Masters of Disguise: How cephalopods change their colors

Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 30th Location: Armenise Amphitheater at Harvard Medical School, 200 Longwood Avenue, Boston (link to directions) Speakers: Juliana Rhee Graphics: Olivia Foster Rhoades Have you ever wished you had an invisibility cloak? While this may sound like science fiction to us, coleoid cephalopods – octopus, cuttlefish, and squid – can change the color of their skin to disappear into the background in the blink … Continue reading October 30 – Masters of Disguise: How cephalopods change their colors

October 23 – Computers Dream of a Better Future: Artificial Intelligence in Materials Science

Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 23rd Location: Armenise Amphitheater at Harvard Medical School, 200 Longwood Avenue, Boston (link to directions) Speakers: Steven Torrisi Graphics: Jovana Andrejevic The problems facing society have technological solutions, but need materials we don’t have yet. Computers are one of our biggest tools in the quest for finding the materials of the future. We have a new and exciting edge against the problems of … Continue reading October 23 – Computers Dream of a Better Future: Artificial Intelligence in Materials Science