Aimee Cunningham's Articles
- FeatureScientists and engineers are investigating how to stem the flow of naturally-occurring and synthetic estrogens that, when released from waste water treatment plants and livestock operations, can harm aquatic life.
- NewsAt concentrations present in the environment, each of three dissimilar toxic agents can seize control of a signaling pathway that regulates developing cells in the central nervous system.
- NewsA portable sensor could make it possible to rapidly detect environmental uranium contamination.
- NewsResearchers may have found the mechanism powering a mysterious gliding motion in bacteria.
- NewsTransferring a lost limb's nerves to other areas of the body might one day permit an amputee to feel the heat of a coffee cup with an artificial hand.
- NewsConstruction debris strewn across the Gulf Coast by Hurricane Katrina contains a disturbing amount of arsenic that could contaminate groundwater if not properly managed.
- NewsA common estrogen-mimicking chemical can damage eggs while an animal is still in the womb.
- NewsA new family of magnets may be a first step toward organic versions of the familiar metal objects.
- FeatureResearchers are developing new coatings that incorporate multiple functions, offer chemical reactivity, or act in response to stimuli in the environment.
- NewsCarbon nanotubes can target tumors in mice.