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A bacterial bullseye

A graduate student finds a bacterium that could detoxify long-lived chemical pollutants known as PFAS. 

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UMN technology allows amputees to control a robotic arm with their mind

A team of biomedical engineering researchers and industry collaborators have developed a way to tap into a patient’s brain signals through a neural chip implanted in the arm, effectively reading the patient’s mind and opening the door for less invasive alternatives to brain surgeries.

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