Laura Panjwani
Editor

Laura Panjwani is the editor of R&D Magazine. She has broad experience in science journalism, previously serving as a writer/editor for OncLive, a publication for oncologists, and for Water Online, a news website for water and wastewater engineers. She also worked in traditional media for several years as a reporter for The Asbury Park Press and as a copy-editor for The Star-Ledger, both in New Jersey.  

Laura graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in journalism in 2009.

ISS Archaeology is the first archaeological study of a space habitat.
8.16.2017
3:27pm
Amazon is exploring a pioneering food-prep technology that could create, low-cost, tasty meals that do not require refrigeration.
8.16.2017
10:00am
The plant is expected to employ about 4,000 workers and produce an estimated 300,000 units per year.
8.9.2017
10:46am
A U.S. lawsuit accuses Germany’s major automakers of colluding for nearly two decades, limiting the pace of technological advances in their vehicles.
8.2.2017
10:19am
In July, R&D Magazine took a deeper dive into robotics and artificial intelligence.
7.31.2017
3:30pm
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Knightscope security robots were created to serve as 'the ears and eyes,' and gather actionable intelligence for police during an emergency.
7.28.2017
2:53pm
The Sunshot Initiative is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) effort to drive down the cost of solar electricity and support solar adoption.
7.28.2017
9:53am
IBM reported its 21st consecutive quarter of sales declines.
7.26.2017
10:56am
Researchers are working to create robots that encourage social, emotional, and cognitive growth in children.
7.25.2017
3:49pm
Researchers work to create robots with more human-like dexterity, perception, and autonomy.
7.19.2017
2:57pm
Microsoft is diving deeper into the artificial intelligence space, announcing a new initiative that utilizes AI to advance sustainability.
7.19.2017
10:35am
BMW announced it is scaling back on the number of options it will offer, in order to offset increasing R&D investments in electric and autonomous vehicles.
7.12.2017
10:43am
Bioelectronics—a field encompassing the intersection between electronics and biological processes—is a rapidly growing area of research.
6.30.2017
2:37pm
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The constant stimulation a traditional DBS system delivers isn’t necessary and comes with several disadvantages for patients with essential tremor.
6.30.2017
10:11am
The Regenerative Biomaterials and Therapeutics Group at Carnegie Mellon is working on new techniques for 3D bioprinting.
6.29.2017
10:03am
Novartis saw a particularly significant increase in the stock market, gaining nearly 7%, mostly due to positive phase III results from its CANTOS study.
6.28.2017
10:30am
The Dept. of Energy is awarding $258 million to six leading U.S. tech companies to develop the nation’s first exascale supercomputers.
6.21.2017
10:02am
It was baseball that first drew Will Rosellini to the field of neurotechnology.
6.15.2017
10:39am
According to a World Bank report, global growth is projected to accelerate to 2.7 percent in 2017, up from a low of 2.4 percent in 2016.
6.14.2017
2:16pm
A weekly video report hosted by R&D Editor Laura Panjwani, focused on the stock market outlook of the top companies in research and development.
6.7.2017
10:01am
During May, R&D Magazine highlighted potential applications, challenges and specific organizations dedicated to furthering the development of graphene.
5.31.2017
3:38pm
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The real-time text to braille converter takes a picture of printed text, and the text is quickly transcribed to braille on a refreshable display.
5.25.2017
3:38pm
Coined ‘Graphene City,’ the University of Manchester is home to over 250 researchers working on graphene and has over 70 industry partners.
5.25.2017
10:16am
Scaling up the production of graphene-based materials is potentially dangerous, because graphene oxide has been proven to possess a fire hazard.
5.18.2017
3:32pm
WheelSense, a customizable add-on system for wheelchairs, uses a system of sensors and software to help make navigation easier for visually impaired users.
4.28.2017
3:46pm
In April, R&D Magazine highlighted updates in oncology—an area of research and development that has achieved significant strides in recent years.
4.28.2017
9:14am
Guidelines presented at the AAN Annual Meeting on April 24 state that frequent generalized tonic-clonic seizures increase risk of death.
4.26.2017
9:28am
The combination demonstrated a 59% overall response rate (ORR) in patients with stage III and IV melanoma.
4.5.2017
3:29pm
Patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) — a subtype which accounts for 10 to 20% of all breast cancers— have very few treatment options.
4.4.2017
9:54am
Losing one’s hair due to chemotherapy treatment can be an extremely emotional experience.
3.31.2017
3:27pm
Traffic can be dangerous, but the risks of congested highways may go beyond road rage and car accidents.
3.14.2017
9:43am
The low frequency region of the Raman spectrum has significant potential.
3.7.2017
3:09pm
Thousands of scientists, researchers and laboratory enthusiasts from around the world are coming together this week for the 2017 Pittsburgh Conference on...
3.6.2017
9:03am
A high-speed camera—originally designed for movie production— is now moving from Los Angeles to the laboratory.
2.23.2017
10:41am
The environmental impact of nanotechnology is not well understood despite its substantial benefit to society.
2.17.2017
11:46am
Augmented reality has a much bigger purpose other than gaming at the Sandia National Laboratory.
2.17.2017
9:23am
Hundreds of commonly used soaps, lotions, and cleaning products will soon have to undergo makeovers.
2.2.2017
3:26pm
Recent studies on Antarctic ice-sheet instability indicate that such rises may be more likely than once thought.
1.26.2017
2:51pm
Stretchable electronics have potential for dozens of applications.
1.18.2017
3:30pm