October 2013: 3

Creating a permanent bacteria barrier
“Startup Semprus Biosciences develops a permanent solution for keeping bacteria off implanted medical devices”
Rob Matheson, MIT News Office — October 11, 2013

Exercising the Mind
“Scientists identify protein produced during muscular exertion that boosts brain health”
Richard Saltus, Harvard Gazette — October 10, 2013

Lurking males lead to hard-to-fertilize mouse eggs
“Mixed-sex society raises females’ resistance to sperm”
Susan Milius, sciencenews.org — October 15, 2013

Ring Leader
“Behind the orchestration of nerve and blood vessel growth”
Stephanie Dutchen, Harvard Medical News — October 16, 2013

Radical Recoding
“Researchers advance toward engineering ‘wildly new genome'”
Jake Miller, Harvard Medical News — October 17, 2013

Materials science

Surprisingly simple scheme for self-assembling robots
“Small cubes with no exterior moving parts can propel themselves forward, jump on top of each other, and snap together to form arbitrary shapes”
Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office — October 4, 2013


The bright side of sadness
“Bad moods can have unappreciated mental upsides”
Bruce Bower, sciencenews.org — October 18, 2013


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