Deep Sea Oil Trap: An Underwater Cleanup System for Platforms and Ships to Contain and Recapture Oil Plumes

  By: Sachin Narayan Abstract: Underwater oil plumes are an accumulation of oil microdroplets that, due to a number of factors (namely size, temperature, pressure, and currents), do not rise to the surface (Zhao, 2016). This research aims to better understand underwater oil plume dynamics and forces and test reusable materials and processes that effectively recapture the oil without causing further environmental damage. The work concluded that a two-part system involving containment and recapture provides […]

A New Signaling Pathway in Diamond Blackfan Anemia

Sriya Kudaravalli Diamond Blackfan Anemia (DBA) is blood disease in which the bone marrow malfunctions and fails to make enough erythrocytes, or red blood cells. Inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, DBA affects approximately five to seven million infants globally, and about half of the DBA patients possess physical abnormalities, such as microcephaly, hypertelorism, Ptosis, micrognathia, webbed neck, absent thumbs, cataracts, and glaucoma. In addition, affected patients have an increased risk of developing acute myeloid […]

Innovative New Technology Attempting to Reduce Hospital Associated Infections

Kenneth Trang Introduction Today, the modern American is more likely than ever before to visit a hospital, local doctor, or any healthcare provider. In fact, 83% of Americans (268 million) visited a healthcare professional in 2015 ((Summary Health Statistics: National Health Interview Survey. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2015)). However, while hospitals do have general health benefits, visiting one exposes patients to a new risk: healthcare associated infections (HAIs), also known as nosocomial infections. […]

Mela-NO-More: Fighting Cancer with Immunotherapy

Author:¬†Anika Markan Introduction: In 2017, approximately 87,110 new cases of ¬†melanoma will be diagnosed and about 9,730 people are expected to die of melanoma. For the past 30 years, the rates of melanoma have been rising (Key Statistics for Melanoma Skin Cancer 1). There are many new treatments being discovered to treat melanoma everyday. Among the most common cancer treatments are chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Chemotherapy is a systemic therapy that targets growing cancer […]