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Newly Discovered Mode of Drinking in Mosquitoes Carries Biomedical Implications
BEAM Associate Professor Jake Socha talks about his recent study in Scientific Reports detailing the discovery of a new mode of drinking in mosquitoes, which the researchers have named the burst mode. The team used the synchrotron x-ray facility at Argonne National Laboratory to collect live videos of the mosquitoes' drinking mechanisms.
Mosquitoes and the diseases they carry remain an ongoing focus of public health concern. These new findings on the insect’s feeding mechanisms and modalities could have larger implications for how scientists address mosquito-borne disease transmission in future research.
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General ItemFirst ratings for youth football helmets address sport's largest pool of athletes
The majority of people playing football in the U.S. aren’t NFL players or collegiate athletes — they’re youth players, less than 14 years old. But until now, there hasn’t been independent data evaluating the effectiveness of the helmets these athletes wear on the field.
General ItemEngineers seek to address treatment deficiencies, research disparity in pelvic organ prolapse
Though not life-threatening, pelvic organ prolapse is a debilitating condition that affects half of all women over the age of 50 and is difficult to treat. A recent grant from the National Science Foundation equips Virginia Tech researchers with the goal of improving overall treatment approaches.
Redirect ItemFrom our SBES partners at Wake Forest: Researchers suggest ways to reduce head impacts in youth football , redirect
The researchers found that there were significant variations in linear acceleration and impact rate among teams within specific drills due to how each team structured their practices.
General ItemOut of the lab, into the field
The fog harp's potential to deliver more clean water across the globe is threefold, but taking the product to market requires savvy industry partners.
General ItemMore strong performers in new batch of bike helmet ratings
The ratings give each helmet a score between one and five stars that reflects its ability to reduce the risk of head injuries. Six helmet models in the new batch earned all five stars, and nine models earned four stars.
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