Fighting obesity by growing more fat cells

Fighting obesity by growing more fat cells

Basically what we’ve done is we’ve made a microfluidic model of lipocytes, or fat. There’s rising rates of obesity in the United States and worldwide, and everything needs an experimental model. Believe it or not we don’t have a good model for obesity in human beings. So what we’ve done is made a model which uses primary cells, which is basically cells taking up someone’s body, and put them in…

Building Software for Tomorrow’s Big Data Challenges

Building Software for Tomorrow’s Big Data Challenges

Hermes is a software system for I/O systems, for high-performance I/O systems. I/O means input/output. So the I/O systems, you may ask why I/O systems become so important. Everybody know big data. The data become bigger, so when data becomes bigger, you cannot just put it into memory. So you have to get into the storage, and then you get this input/output. So you can see why this I/O problem…