Category: Time

Hello Kitty at 40: Sexist Throwback or Empowering Icon?

Time Merry White, College of Arts & Sciences This week, about 25,000 of the world’s most devoted Hello Kitty fans are expected to assemble in LA’s Little Tokyo district for the first-ever Hello Kitty Con–a four-day celebration of the character’s 40th birthday, going on now… Expert quote: “The feminists’ argument is a perception that women might […]

Why Reducing Antibiotic Resistance Is Harder Than It Seems

Time Kevin Outterson, School of Law Just a day after President Obama announced an executive order to create a task force and action plan for confronting antibiotic resistance, the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing on antibiotic resistance and how to foster new drug development… Expert quote: “Resistance genes have been found throughout the agricultural […]

Here Is the Deal With the Bionic Pancreas

Time Edward Damiano, College of Engineering Managing type 1 diabetes is an all-day, time-intensive commitment, and scientists are hard at work trying to create one device to take the guesswork—and the hard work—out of keeping blood sugar stable in people with the disease. Now, they’re one step closer, thanks to Boston researchers reporting promising results […]