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Ishani Bansal – Viking Call

Viking Call

Upper Merion High's Student Newspaper

Ishani Bansal

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Genetically Modified “Friendly Mosquitoes” Could be the Next Step to Fighting Infections

It’s common knowledge that mosquitoes kill more people than any other creature worldwide, and have been responsible for approximately 17% of global deaths from infectious diseases. The Aedes aegypti mosquito, for example, is the world’s primary transmitter of dengue, chikungunya,…

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Brain Cells Grown in a Lab Dish Learn to Play 1970s Arcade Game “Pong”

Recently, scientists were able to teach a group of about 800,000 brain cells to play the 1970s arcade game “Pong.” The experiment was a part of a novel effort to understand how the brain learns, and how to make computers…