A Sip of Medicine with Every Glass: Engineering Milk Cells to Deliver Drugs
Jan06

A Sip of Medicine with Every Glass: Engineering Milk Cells to Deliver Drugs

Scientists are engineering goat milk to deliver vaccines and medicines. Research in this technique appears promising, but there are ethical and financial challenges.

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Learning Language and The Zebra Finch Factor
Nov18

Learning Language and The Zebra Finch Factor

Scientists have increased their understanding of early childhood language development by studying the behavior and brain activity of zebra finches.

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The Sooty Mangabey: A Promising Primate Model for AIDS Research
Jun01

The Sooty Mangabey: A Promising Primate Model for AIDS Research

Being very genetically similar to humans, primate models that are natural hosts of viruses similar to HIV may be the key to furthering AIDS research.

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Healthy Gut, Healthy Brain… or Is It All in Your Head?
Apr23

Healthy Gut, Healthy Brain… or Is It All in Your Head?

We have trillions of bacteria living in our guts, but this isn’t a bad thing! In fact, these colonies of bacteria help stabilize our bodies. A recent study suggests that these bacteria can also help regulate behavioral disorders.

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Honeybees Stop Bacterial Invaders Naturally
Apr02

Honeybees Stop Bacterial Invaders Naturally

With growing concern for antibiotic-resistant bacteria, medical experts are looking for new ways to fight microbial invaders. Recent studies suggest that busy buzzing bees may hold an answer.

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Can Spider Silk Improve Hearing Aids?
Dec14

Can Spider Silk Improve Hearing Aids?

Applying past discoveries to new applications, researchers are experimenting with the Stokes Model to find new ways of improving hearing aid technology by using thin materials like spider silk.

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