Category: Futurity News

Is the sun to blame for bizarre radar echoes at dawn?

Futurity News Meers Oppenheim, College of Arts & Sciences For decades, scientists sending radar signals into space have noticed there is some phenomenon reflecting the waves back to the ground at around 150 kilometers (90 miles) above the ground… Expert quote: “It’s fun that this popped out (of the simulation). When you actually figure out something […]

To cut HIV in Botswana, get teens to 10th grade

Futurity News Jacob Bor, School of Public Health Time spent in school after ninth grade substantially cuts the risk of people—especially girls—in Botswana getting HIV, experts report… Expert quote: “Our study is among the first to link secondary schooling causally not just to risk behaviors but to HIV infection itself. The fact that our findings are […]

Quicker test in the works for HIV viral load

Futurity News Catherine Klapperich, College of Engineering Catherine Klapperich’s lab creates point-of-care diagnostics—tools, such as a pregnancy test stick, that doctors and regular people can use to immediately test for conditions like high cholesterol or diagnose illnesses like strep throat… View full article featuring expert Catherine Klapperich  

Prostate drug makes erectile dysfunction worse

Futurity News Abdulmaged Traish, School of Medicine Men who use the drug finasteride to treat an enlarged prostate may experience serious side effects, including worsening erectile dysfunction and decreased testosterone levels leading to hypogonadism, a condition in which there is little to no production of sex hormones… Expert quote: “Since sexual function is considered an […]

Frog embryos can opt to leave egg early

Futurity News Karen Warkentin, College of Arts & Sciences Eggs are great places for frog embryos, but aren’t impervious to threats like limited oxygen, floods, fungal pathogens, and predators… Expert quote: “Hatching is a controlled, regulated response. At some point, the embryos will decide to do it. It’s amazing the information they attend to.” View […]