Cassini-Huygens satellite disappears into Saturn

By Sarah Carlon Contributing Writer After spending 13 years orbiting Saturn, the Cassini-Huygens probe’s days have come to an end. Launched on October 15, 1997, the Cassini-Huygens probe, (commonly referred to as Cassini) didn’t reach Saturn’s orbit until July of 2004. It was a collaboration between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (NASA) European Space…

Dr. Paul E. Farmer visits Simmons

By Shen Gao Staff Writer Last Tuesday, Dr. Paul E. Farmer, Professor of Global Health & Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, led a discussion here at Simmons College as part of the Friars Leaders Program. Dr. Farmer is widely recognized for his work on health, human rights, and consequences of social equality. In the…

Artificial womb breakthrough stirs medical community

By Angelica Coleman Staff Writer Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and collaborating institutions have created an artificial womb that successfully aided lamb fetal development. This technology could eventually be applied to the development of premature human fetuses. The article, published in the April 25 issue of Nature Communications, outlines the researchers’ success in…