Novel gene therapy may have cured hemophilia A

zmescience.com – It could positively change the lives of thousands of people around the world.

Source: Savita Rangarajan, et al. AAV5–Factor VIII Gene Transfer in Severe Hemophilia A. New England Journal of Medicine, 2017.

World’s oldest eye found in a fossil in Estonia and is very similar to today’s eyes

zmescience.com – Not much has changed for the eye.

Source: Brigitte Schoenemann, Helje Pärnaste, Euan N. K. Clarkson. Structure and function of a compound eye, more than half a billion years old. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2017.

3D printer uses living bacteria as ink, and could one day be used to treat burn wounds

mashable.com – This invention might some day change the way we do skin transplants.

Source: Manuel Schaffner, Patrick A. Rühs, Fergal Coulter, Samuel Kilcher, André R. Studart. 3D printing of bacteria into functional complex materials. Science Advances, 2017.

Scientists Link Hurricane Harvey’s Record Rainfall to Climate Change

nytimes.com – Two studies of the storm that overwhelmed Houston last summer say global warming made the rain much worse.

Source: Mark D. Risser, Michael F. Wehner. Attributable human-induced changes in the likelihood and magnitude of the observed extreme precipitation during Hurricane Harvey. Geophysical Research Letters, 2017.

All Bronze Age Iron Came From Space, New Study Shows

popularmechanics.com – It took some time for humanity to get the hang of smelting.

Source: Albert Jambon. Bronze Age iron: Meteoritic or not? A chemical strategy.. Journal of Archaeological Science, 2017.

It’s alive! These ‘living tattoos’ may someday monitor your health

digitaltrends.com – These 'living tattoos' are layered to create three dimensional and interactive structures that can signal the presence of specific compounds.

Source: Xinyue Liu, et al. 3D Printing of Living Responsive Materials and Devices. Advanced Materials, 2017.

Women undoubtedly prefer strong, muscular men, study shows

zmescience.com – Science confirms the obvious. But this study is still important.

Source: Aaron Sell, Aaron W. Lukazsweski, Michael Townsley. Cues of upper body strength account for most of the variance in men's bodily attractiveness. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 2017.