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Researchers have created a retrievable, wire-like device, tested in pigs, that safely resides in the stomach and releases large dosages of tuberculosis drugs over several weeks. The technology could help patients comply with TB treatment.

Researchers at the 2015 AAAS Annual meeting said more studies are needed to understand the best dosing and delivery methods for medical use.

Evelyn Lamb wrote an ode to the importance of algebra during her AAAS fellowship with Scientific American. Meeri Kim reported on advances in preventing blindness, which prompted an older reader of the Philadelphia Inquirer to seek medical care that reportedly saved her vision. Jon Bardin contributed to Los Angeles Times coverage of NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover landing. Ian C. Campbell ventured waist-deep into a river for an Oregonian story about a Native American harvest of eel-like creatures called lamprey.