Tanvi Shah

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On the man trying to treat cancer with scorpion venom

Cancer research has seen a boom in the last several months. From modifying the measles virus to fight cancer cells to blowing up malignant cells with new drugs, multiple exciting avenues of treatment are currently being evaluated. Brain cancer researcher Jim Olson wants to add to this body of …

Flying Further To Avoid Contrails Might Help With Global Warming

Avoiding routes where condensation clouds form behind airplanes could reduce aviation's climate impacts<p>Greenhouse gas pollution from jet aircraft comes mainly in two forms: carbon dioxide emissions from burning jet fuel, and condensation trails, or “contrails,” which typically form behind aircraft …

Super-cooled livers could bring new flexibility to organ transplants

In liver transplantation, the biggest inequity is geographic. When organs become available, they are generally offered first to patients nearby. A big part of the reason is that once a liver is harvested from a cadaver, it remains viable for no more than 12 hours.<p>As a result, waiting times vary …

Ocean's nasty plastic garbage is disappearing: What's going on?

Plastic seems to be disappearing from the world's oceans, and scientists are not sure why.<p>Exposure to waves and radiation from the sun can cause plastics to break down into micro-fragments, but scientists say those fragments are stable and durable enough to last for hundreds of thousands of …

Researchers Now Able To 3D Print Working Blood Vessels

One of the biggest problems with printing human meat was the creation of blood vessels and ventricles. Making a solid mass of flesh was easy but adding a way to pump blood and other nutrients through the flesh was more difficult. Now researchers at the University of Sydney, Harvard, Stanford and …