For centuries, clay has helped us build both beautiful and practical things. French sculptor Auguste Rodin focused on beauty, using clay models to help him shape impressive bronze sculptures of the human form, including “The Thinker.” Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) biomedical engineer Ali Khademhosseini, PhD, Division of Biomedical Engineering and his team, however, specialize in practicality, working with clay and human bone.
Assumptions about corruption and compliance challenged Inspired by a personal experience, a University of Arkansas economist examined the relationship between corruption and regulatory compliance – on both a theoretical and empirical level – and found, surprisingly, that corruption in some circumstances actually fosters regulatory compliance.
A new study, published today, is a first step toward a drug to prevent PTSD in people—something soldiers or emergency responders could take just before or after undergoing something traumatic. Like many preliminary studies, this drug was tested in mice. It found that a new, fairly untested chemical prevents post-traumatic stress disorder-like symptoms in mice, if researchers give the mice the drug soon before or after a traumatic event.