Engineering the boundary between 2D and 3D materials

Cutting-edge microscope helps reveal ways to control the electronic properties of atomically thin materials.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 26, 2021 ~8 min

Peek at your own brain activity may curb mental illness symptoms

A technique called real-time fMRI neurofeedback that lets people see their own brain activity could help curb symptoms of depression, anxiety, and more.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Feb. 25, 2021 ~9 min

Quantum leap: how we discovered a new way to create a hologram

Entangled photons have been used for the first time to encode information in a hologram, which could lead to improved medical diagnosis and speed up the advance of quantum technologies.

Hugo Defienne, Lecturer and Marie Curie Fellow, School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Glasgow • conversation
Feb. 17, 2021 ~7 min

Light decodes what a person sees from brain signals

Light may one day offer a way to help people unable to express themselves because of brain injury or disease communicate with the outside world.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Feb. 9, 2021 ~7 min

Gut-testing capsule indicates benefits to prebiotics

A bioluminescent capsule tests levels of bile salt hydrolase in the gut and its creators say its findings suggest the power of probiotics.

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
Feb. 5, 2021 ~6 min

Tracking protein buildup before Alzheimer’s takes hold

A team led by investigators has now developed an automated method that can identify and track the development of two key abnormal protein deposits that accumulate in the brain during the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Tracy Hampton • harvard
Feb. 2, 2021 ~4 min

Why younger men’s masculinity may be more fragile

"Our results suggest that the more social pressure a man feels to be masculine, the more aggressive he may be."

Alison Jones-Duke • futurity
Jan. 29, 2021 ~5 min

Deep-learning algorithm can de-noise images

A new deep-learning algorithm can de-noise images to reveal otherwise invisible details. Here's how it outdoes other de-noising algorithms.

Vandana Suresh-Texas A&M • futurity
Jan. 26, 2021 ~6 min

‘Virtual biopsies’ could replace tissue biopsies in future thanks to technique developed by Cambridge scientists

A new advanced computing technique using routine medical scans to enable doctors to take fewer, more accurate tumour biopsies, has been developed by cancer

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 6, 2021 ~6 min

AI microscope could check tumor removal in minutes

When surgeons remove cancer, they have to ask, "did we get it all?" A new microscope could let them check much faster than current methods.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
Jan. 4, 2021 ~8 min