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Successful removal

Fasting can help our nerves to regenerate. Now a research team from Tel Aviv University has removed glioblastoma, a nasty type of brain tumour,...

Selected improvement

Music-lovers can create tracks with increasing ease. Now, a study at Northeastern University has shown that music can stimulate the brain’s nerve pathways, having...

Realised reduction

Biodegradable jeans decompose fully within 6 months. And now, two parents from Oregon have developed baby shoes that dissolve in boiling water. Like these...

Enhanced belonging

Modern maps show the location of former land borders. But worldwide, as many as 10 million people are classified as stateless. Now, a female...

Signalling knowledge

Combining solar modules provides remote communities with electricity. Now, a man from the Democratic Republic of Congo is making internet access affordable for his...

Continental encouragement

Mobile batteries are providing electricity to people in Nigeria. And this organisation is offering African girls and women mentoring and support to increase their...

Meaningful support

This lab allows older women to stay healthy. An all-female BIPOC team from a Californian not-for-profit organisation has developed an app to help Black...

Early sighting

Autism could be detected before birth. Now, a San Francisco female inventor has created an app which recognises the early stages of Parkinson’s. A...

Extraordinary talent

Video games programmed by women or based on stories written by diverse creatives make our world more colourful. Now an organisation is campaigning to...

Sweet conversion

Sugar kelp supports weight loss; edible spoons help the environment. Sugar also supplies our body with energy. Engineers from Munich’s Technical University and MIT...

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