Using Algae to Manufacture a Malaria Vaccine
Aug18

Using Algae to Manufacture a Malaria Vaccine

Malaria is a deadly disease transmitted by mosquitoes carrying the plasmodium parasite. To prevent the parasite from infecting mosquitoes, researchers at the University of San Diego look to a special toxic substance. Despite its rarity, scientists have shown that algae can be used as a mini-factory to produce the substance in large quantities.

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BREAKING: Cells Mutiny after Communicating with Cancer
Jul07

BREAKING: Cells Mutiny after Communicating with Cancer

Every story has its good and bad guys. But what if you can no longer tell the difference, a situation that occurs when cancer cells force the body’s immune cells into mutiny. Essentially, cells that are supposed to protect you from disease turn on you and support cancer.

Could there be a happy ending to this tragic tale of mutiny? Find out more on cSw.

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Constricting Diabetes Using Python Plasma
Jun29

Constricting Diabetes Using Python Plasma

Burmese pythons and other similar reptiles can go many months between meals, longer than most other organisms. We know what you’re thinking — how?
Using hormonal secretions that could give us insight into treating diabetes.

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Better Matchmaking Redefines Rules of Organ Compatibility
May29

Better Matchmaking Redefines Rules of Organ Compatibility

Organ transplants are lifesaving, but are sometimes rejected due to mismatched antibodies. Enter Dr. Prakash Rao of the NJ Sharing Network, who is developing tests to create better matches between patients and transplant organs.

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Immunoengineering a Better Cancer Treatment
May14

Immunoengineering a Better Cancer Treatment

BREAKING: Cancer treatment doesn’t have to be harmful to the body. A team at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University has engineered the immune system to fight cancer cells directly.

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Alligator Pie: A Secret Recipe to Fight Infection?
Apr25

Alligator Pie: A Secret Recipe to Fight Infection?

“Alligator pie, alligator pie, If I don’t get some I think I’m gonna die.” Sound far-fetched? Based on new research from George Mason University, this rhyme from Dennis Lee’s children’s book, “Alligator Pie,” may not be so far from the truth. Learn how the American alligator is fighting infection, one peptide at a time.

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