University of Arkansas
Following its Pritzker Prize win, Grafton Architects isn’t creating another stone building as you might expect. Instead, the firm has designed a light-filled all-timber college research building that it hopes will highlight the versatility of wood.
A team of researchers has developed a non-invasive tool which not only detects circulating tumor cells in the bloodstream, but can blast them away at the same time. Dubbed the Cytophone, it employs a laser which heats the CTCs, subsequently detecting them via ultrasound.
Although artificial hips allow many people to remain mobile, the things do wear out after a while, often requiring replacement surgeries. The need for such operations may soon become less frequent, however, thanks to research being conducted at the University of Arkansas.