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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From Science Fair to Better Wound Care: An Interview with GSF Award Winner Anushka Naiknaware
Apr21

From Science Fair to Better Wound Care: An Interview with GSF Award Winner Anushka Naiknaware

As the thirteen-year-old recipient of the LEGO Education Builder Award at the 2016 Global Google Science Fair, Anushka Naiknaware is already changing the world. An 8th-grader at Stoller Middle School in Oregon, Anushka created a printable biosensor for wound dressings to cut down recovery time and prevent complications. Check out cSw’s interview with this amazing young scientist!

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Look Over Here! Owls Teach Us About Brain Processing
Apr06

Look Over Here! Owls Teach Us About Brain Processing

Did you know that your attention is controlled in two ways in your brain? An extreme of either method can lead to mental disorders, including ADHD & schizophrenia. Johns Hopkins University is examining brain activity in owls to shed light these disorders and our thought process in general.

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The Farm-Animal Fix for Hepatitis C
Apr01

The Farm-Animal Fix for Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C has no vaccine or cure. Current treatments are costly, inaccessible, and can lead to deadly side effects. Researchers may have just found the furry, farm-dwelling answer to this lack of options: alpacas.

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