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Lanay Griessner

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Lanay Griessner is a scientist and freelance journalist living in Vienna. She has a PhD in molecular biology from the Medical University of Vienna and is currently working in the biotech industry.
rodent vr

Vienna Researchers Pioneer Rodent VR

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Superhero 

How Fear Makes you an Instant Superhero 

The fight-or-flight response is designed to prepare us for danger, but what really happens, when the adrenaline kicks in?On a bright sunny morning, you are walking down the street, minding your own business, when...
rigor mortis

In “Rigor Mortis,” author Richard Harris takes aim at sloppy science

Richard Harris’ book Rigor Mortis inspires scientific soul-searching.Let’s start out addressing the elephant in the room: There are a lot of scientific studies that are just not reproducible, period. It’s not about one lab,...
genetic modification

Saved from Your Genes

Fertility specialists have made a breakthrough that could eradicate a rare deadly disease. So why isn’t the world celebrating?After several miscarriages and the deaths of two children at an early age, a Jordanian woman...

Science: Physics Showdown in Russia

A group of gifted high schoolers will defend Austria’s “physical” fitness at the International Young Physicists’ Tournament in early JulyThe Austrian team’s enthusiasm is palatable as it gears up for tournament, the culmination of...
Medical Apps

Science & Technology: Doctor in Your Pocket

Have you ever googled your symptoms? Everyone wants to avoid trips to the doctor. These apps may give patients insights and help doctors diagnose better and fasterIt can be hard to talk to a...

Science & Technology: Creepy Crawling Avatars – Cybertaxonomy

A new way of documenting species digitally – cybertaxonomy – allows more intricate research and the images can be shared all over the worldThe new guy, Ommatoiulus avatar (or O. avatar for short), is...

Science & Technology: Protecting Genetic Privacy

Open source genomics raise enormous challenges when protecting patient identityOver the past decade the genomic revolution has taken off in spectacular style ushering in the potential for truly personalized medicine. At the same time,...

Science & Technology: Creepy Crawling Avatars

A new way of documenting species digitally allows more intricate research and the images can be shared all over the worldThe new guy, Ommatoiulus avatar (or O. avatar for short), is a tiny species...
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