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.

Conventional stream gauges— which are currently utilized to monitor rivers and predict upcoming flood conditions—can be costly and labor-intensive to maintain.
9.22.2017
10:40am
Startup Health Care Originals has created a wearable technology that can identify and alert users to precursor symptoms of asthmatic attacks much earlier.
9.20.2017
4:08pm
Self-enabling cars will not only be able self-driving, but self-integrating, self-configuring, self-learning, self-healing, and self-socializing.
9.20.2017
10:06am
Soon you will be able to step inside a virtual version of your computer.
9.14.2017
10:32am
As VR technology has advanced, its use across non-entertainment verticals has rapidly grown.
8.31.2017
3:27pm
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Researchers have developed an immersive virtual reality experience designed specifically for burn victims.
8.31.2017
10:47am
Google is teaming up with Walmart to enter the voice-shopping market now dominated by Amazon and its AI virtual assistant Alexa.
8.30.2017
9:47am
A children's hospital is taking a unique approach to reducing a child’s distress during acute painful medical procedures—virtual reality.
8.28.2017
9:18am
Those with Aetna insurance plans may soon have access to free or discounted Apple Watches.
8.23.2017
9:56am
As early as one to six weeks post stroke, patients can use this technology to complete customized interactive exercises in a virtual reality environment.
8.17.2017
3:26pm
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
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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
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
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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
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
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