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microscopic view of a devil worm

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What Can a Small Worm Teach Us About Climate Adaptation?

Genome of the Devil Worm has been sequenced.
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Digitally rendered completed Hall of Science

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New Hall of Science Opening in 2020

As its latest commitment to supporting the sciences, American University will open the new Hall of Science in Fall 2020.
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Rana Said works at a fume hood in Hurst Hall.

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I-Corps: The "I" Is for Innovation, the "S" Is for Success

In spring 2018, American University became an official I-CORPS site. I-CORPS is a National Science Foundation-sponsored program aimed at developing science and technology entrepreneurship
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Surgicure Technology, Securing Solutions

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Surgicure Technologies and an AU Graduate’s Innovative Bite Block

AU graduate Irena Volkov's time at American University has served her in developing academic and business portfolios, and her crowning achievement is the founding of her company, Surgicure Technologies.
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AU’s new Scanning Electron Microscope (left) and Transmission Electron Microscope.

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Benefits of Microscopy for the Use of Research Experimentation

In the rapidly expanding field of microscopy, the scanning electron microscope (SEM) and transmission electron microscope (TEM) are at the forefront of ongoing research projects.
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Dr. Matthew Hartings

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Metal Organic Frameworks and Printing

Last year, Dr. Matthew Hartings spent a lot of time at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) working on research he began centered around metal organic frameworks and their ability to hold more density of gas than gas cylinders.
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Biodegradable gloves can be tossed out in the trash
and will decompose in approximately three years.

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Helping Hands: Switching to Biodegradable Gloves

Last spring, the biology department switched over from traditional plastic procedure gloves to entirely biodegradable gloves.
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A professor points to the screen that features a close up of a cell

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Prevalence of Celiac Disease in South Asia

Globally, the majority of patients with CD are still underdiagnosed, and the prevalence is likely underestimated.
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Junior Sarah Gruesser tests out a newly built
smoothie bike

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Engineers for a Sustainable World and a Sustainable University

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) American University chapter, which focuses on leaving a positive impact on the environment and increasing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) awareness at AU.
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From left to right: Meagan Mitchell, Linda Amarante, Josh Wilson, and Jonathan Newport

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Immersion and College through Practice, 3D Printing, and Open-Source Software

American University’s Computational and Systems Neuroscience Lab, run by Dr. Mark Laubach, aims to create a fully open-source 3D-printed syringe pump in collaboration with Linda Amarante.
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