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Smallest Medical Robots: UTSA enters Guinness World Records

It can't be seen with a human eye. It doesn't look anything like C-3PO or R2-D2, or even BB-8. But, nevertheless, it is a robot (all 120nm of it) and its creators from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) are now world record holders in the Guinness World Records for creating the Smallest Medical Robot.

Bangladesh's Expectant Mothers Being Coerced into Unnecessary Operations, Findings

The phrase “too posh to push” was first used by British tabloids in the 2000s highlighting the trend among celebrities choosing to have their babies by caesarean section, as opposed to natural childbirth.

In Bangladesh it is not because they are “too posh” rather it is because they are often coerced into having an operation even when it is not necessary. Every year, an astonishing one million C-sections are performed in Bangladesh.

IACS: Image-Based Cell Sorting Technology, New Invention

Invented over 50 years ago, flow cytometry-based cell sorting has become a widely used tool in biology labs for physically isolating cells based on their global surface marker expression profiles. But now researchers have unveiled the next evolution in this critical process, 'Image-Activated Cell Sorting,' or IACS for short. The study is published in the journal Cell.