CEP: News Update

July
,
2019

In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has found its way into the fragrance industry. The union sometimes seems at odds with the world of scent, which is often tied to human emotion. Yet, as the industry continues to grow, fragrance scientists are increasingly incorporating novel AI technology, while striving to maintain scent design as an art form.

Researchers at Indiana Univ. (IU) have developed a bandage that uses electricity to treat biofilm infections in burns and traumatic or surgical wounds.

Researchers at the Univ. of Maryland (UMD) have developed a device that can convert low-grade heat, such as body heat, into electricity. The device owes its unique structure to an unexpected, natural source — wood.

Throughout its lifetime, the human body must continually replace its blood cells as they circulate and are recycled. Every second, hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) in our bone marrow produce two million new blood cells. Humans are born with very few HSPCs that replenish themselves through self-renewal. HSPCs can be transplanted from a donor to a sick patient to treat blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma.

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