Customised drugs with #3dprinting? #toocool! #repost @innovationstation • • • • • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A team of #scientists in Denmark 🇩🇰 and Finland 🇫🇮 is using #3d printing to provide #customized#medicine to their patients. The researchers, from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and Abo Akademi University in Finland, are "printing" #drugs 💊 directly onto an edible white base. The "ink" they use is the #drug itself. And the printing 🖨 can be adjusted so that #dosages are tailored to suit each patient's needs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The printer shapes the drug into a #qrcode, and the result is so clear that it can be scanned, giving medical workers information 📝 about the drug and the dosage. Researchers say this will #safeguard against #humanerror ⚠ so that each #patient gets the #dose that was intended for them ✔. Ultimately, researchers say they want to make it possible to print #medicines from virtually anywhere, making it easier to get #medicine to #patients quickly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How else do you think 3D printing can revolutionize the #medical field? Give us your thoughts in the comment section. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Let's take a look at how my journey in #science began.📍🗺️My dad was in the Air Force and he always took my sister and I to missile and rocket launches.🚀As an impressionable kid, I became obsessed with space, @nasa and the idea of traveling beyond Earth. When I learned about #sallyride, I started to imagine myself as an #astronaut.👩🚀i was determined to be an astronaut too until I realized that I'm actually afraid of heights.😱I scrapped my dream of working in science because I had no idea how to get there.❓❓But I never let go of loving science. I revisited that dream in #nursingschool during a #microbiology class at @bpcccavs.❤️💛I was almost done with my AS and ready to transfer to NSU for my RN.👩⚕️I worked at a hospital and hated every second of it. The environment, dealing with patients, the emotional stress. My professor did not hesitate to tell me that I didn't HAVE to be a nurse if I didn't want to. She then suggested I look into becoming a #scientist based on my interests and talents. It wasn't until I had my first job as a scientist in undergrad that I understood what scientists actually do and I loved every second.👩🔬You see, I didn't personally know any #scientists growing up. I learned about famous scientists in school but we never talked about what they actually did or how they got there. I thought scientists were extraordinary people that are so vastly different from anything I could ever be.🙍 And now, I'm a scientist. I'm not a genius.🤷I don't obsess over science every second of every day. I have other interests.🦸🤘🎮I have a life outside of lab.👨👩👧👦 This is why I give y'all a view of my whole life.🔍👀I want you to understand that if you are creative, enjoy asking and answering questions and love science, you have the capacity to be a scientist.
MARYAM MIRZAKHANI (1977-2017)⠀ ⠀ Maryam was a prized Iranian mathematician.. and an artist, according to her daughter Anahita.⠀ ⠀ Indeed, she would lay on the floor of their Stanford house with huge pieces of paper and would start doodling, working through her math - “painting” as the daughter saw it.⠀ ⠀ In her words: “It is like being lost in a jungle and trying to use all the knowledge that you can gather to come up with some new tricks, and with some luck you might find a way out.”⠀ ⠀ Born in Tehran (Iran) in 1977, she initially wanted to become a writer and only as a teenager started to see the beauty of math (she won A NUMBER of gold medals at mathematical olympiads). After completing her studies at the Sharif University of Technology, she moved to Harvard for her PhD, earned in 2004 under the supervision of the Fields Medalist C. McMullen.⠀ ⠀ Her thesis concerned the theory of moduli spaces of hyperbolic Riemann surfaces.⠀ ⠀ Basically, pringles-like surfaces, but with holes (like bagels, pineapple rings, donuts -- yes I’m hungry as I’m writing this). Her results were something most mathematicians would not achieve in a lifetime and led to a new proof of the Kontsevich theorem, which had implications in quantum field theory.⠀ ⠀ Later, at Stanford, she focused on the “billiard ball dynamics”, a point mass moving in a polygon. In 2014, for all her “outstanding contributions in geometry and dynamics of Riemann surfaces in their moduli spaces” Maryam was the first woman and first iranian mathematician to be awarded the Fields Medal.⠀ ⠀ At that time, Maryam had just undergone a cycle of chemotherapy to treat breast cancer and was unsure whether she could be well enough not only to receive the award, but - most of all - to face the press.⠀ ⠀ Six fellow distinguished women mathematicians, the “MM Shield” devised a plan to deflect journalists, and help her enjoy that important recognition despite a fragile
یک گروه از محققین زیست شناس در موسسه تحقیقاتیMcGovern و باهمکاری دانشگاه MIT و هاروارد موفق به ابداع روش جدیدی برای مشاهده چگونگی سازمان یابی ماکروملکولهای درون سلول مانند ملکولهای ژنتیکی چون DNA.، RNA همزمان با اطلاعات فضایی سلولها شدند. این روش نیاز به تجهیزات زیادی نداشته و به عنوان روش جدیدی برای maping سلولی معرفی شده است. A team of researchers at the McGovern Institute and Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has developed a new technique for mapping cells. The approach, called DNA microscopy, shows how biomolecules such as DNA and RNA are organized in cells and tissues, revealing spatial and molecular information that is not easily accessible #news#microscopy#dna#rna#research#science#scientists#researchmethods#biology
Congrats to Nora Kory, a Sabatini lab postdoc, who received a Pathway to Independence K99/R00 award from the NIH! Read more about her research here: http://wi.mit.edu/news/postdocs/kory . "I’m studying mitochondrial metabolism. Mitochondria are organelles that produce energy and metabolites for the cell. They are an integral part of the cell, but they used to be their own organisms; they were a kind of bacteria that got absorbed by the early ancestors of multicellular life. It's really interesting to study how they transferred some of their functions to cells and how cells became dependent on them. In particular, I’m studying how mitochondria produce metabolites that cells need in order to proliferate and carry out all of their functions." . #biology#research#science#scientists#scientist#stem#womeninstem#metabolism#mitochondria
More than 130 undergraduate student #engineers and #computer#scientists have showcased a range of #lifestyle#improvement technology projects at the 13th #annual#innovations#fair hosted recently at #uowd. Read more https://buff.ly/2J8pXtR⠀ ⠀ عرض أكثر من 130 طالباً جامعياً من اختصاص الهندسة و علم الحاسوب مجموعة من مشاريع تقنية لتحسين نمط الحياة في معرض الابتكار السنوي الثالث عشر الذي استضافته جامعة ولونغونغ في دبي مؤخراً. اقرأ المزيد
Tesla was born of Serbian parentage, and began his working life, working for a phone Company in Budapest. In 1882, he headed for Paris, he obtained a position with the “Continental Edison Company”.He was invited to work in the United States of America, by Edison, after receiving glowing recommendation from Tesla’s supervisor in Paris; which stated that Tesla was a genius and was as capable as Edison. Edison hired Tesla, he believed Tesla’s ideas were great, but were impractical to create. Edison relied heavily on experimentation, for his discoveries .Tesla was emotionally driven, he was a dreamer and with his years of engineering training behind him. Later in there life’s both man publically criticised each other’s work. They were both egocentrics, who disliked egocentricity in others; they both required little sleep to function on. The clash that caused the most controversy b/w them, was over currents. Edison thought Tesla’s idea of AC (alternating current), technology to bring electricity to the population was impractical and dangerous, Edison thought his idea of DC was superior. But what finally destroyed their partnership and made them go there separate ways, was the “bet”; Tesla insisted that he could improve the efficiency of Edison’s prototypical dynamos. Tesla worked diligently for months on the project, around the clock and made a great deal of progress on improving the dynamos. When Tesla demanded the reward, Edison claimed he was only joking; but he did offer Tesla a $10 per week raise. Tesla claimed that Edison had promised him$50,000 if he succeeded. After this exchange, Tesla quit, he spent months in New York, picking up odd jobs, like ditch digger to survive; he saved his money, so he could build the “Tesla Electric Light Company”, where he developed several successful patents, including AC generators, wires etc Tesla was a visionary, not a businessman, Tesla sold most of his patents for $1 million to George Westinghouse.