Liane Russell, Who Studied Radiation’s Effects on Embryos, Dies at 95 – The New York Times

Her findings led to cautions against X-rays for pregnant women. She also discovered that the presence of the Y chromosome meant a mammalian embryo was male.

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Scientists Discover New Cure for the Deadliest Strain of Tuberculosis – The New York Times

Once, a diagnosis of extensively drug-resistant TB meant quick death. A three-drug regimen cures most patients in just months.

Robotic Hand Restores Wearer’s Sense of Touch | Smart News | Smithsonian

The prosthetic enabled a test subject to pick up an egg without cracking it, send a text message, peel a banana and hold his wife’s hand.

Source: Robotic Hand Restores Wearer’s Sense of Touch | Smart News | Smithsonian

‘It’s Gigantic’: A New Way to Gauge the Chances for Unresponsive Patients – The New York Times

Researchers have found a way to detect “covert consciousness” that could aid the recovery of people with severe brain injuries.