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Mouse Heart with Cardiac Micro Lesion
Mouse Heart with Cardiac

Medical Pneumonia Bacterium Leaves Tiny Lesions in the Heart, Study Finds

The long-observed association between pneumonia and heart failure now has more physical evidence, thanks to researchers in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The researchers found proof that Streptococcus pneumonia, the leading cause of community-acquired pneumonia, actually physically damages the heart. Read more about the lesion-causing bacterium and the candidate vaccine that can protect against it…

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ScienceChanges in Coastal Upwelling Linked to Variability in Marine Ecosystem off California

A new study links short-term reductions in growth and reproduction of marine animals off the California coast to increasing variability in the strength of coastal upwelling currents—currents that supply nutrients to the region’s diverse ecosystem. The University of Texas at Austin’s Marine Science Institute recently released these findings of relevance to conservationists and the fishing industry. Read more to find out about the extremely weak upwelling affecting California’s coast…

Naomi Halas
Dr. Naomi Halas

Science‘Squid Skin’ Metamaterials Project Yields Vivid Color Display

A breakthrough color-display technology was recently unveiled by Rice University’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP), led by TAMEST member Dr. Naomi Halas. The quest to create artificial “squid skin”—camouflaging metamaterials that can “see” colors and automatically blend into the background—is one step closer to a reality. Read more about Rice University’s “squid skin”metamaterials project…


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