Diversity Within Our Veins and Arteries
Jun18

Diversity Within Our Veins and Arteries

According to Rose George, author of the book Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood, “We are not all actually the same under the skin.” She’s referring to the role of race in blood types and the critical necessity of blood donations from all ethnicities.

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Exercise Presents Double-Edged Sword in Addressing Opioid Addiction
May26

Exercise Presents Double-Edged Sword in Addressing Opioid Addiction

In Brief Opioids are addictive drugs doctors prescribe for patients enduring significant pain. Consistent exercise can potentially help people who are addicted to opioids in weaning their use. Some rat studies show frequent exercise decreases the need for large opioid doses, but other studies show conflicting results. Story What’s the current best way to treat patients addicted to painkillers? You might be surprised to learn the...

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Mind-Controlled Movement: Advancements in the Field of Prosthetics
Aug19

Mind-Controlled Movement: Advancements in the Field of Prosthetics

Controlling things with your mind sounds like something out of science fiction. However, research has allowed for the technological development of mind-controlled prosthetics.

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Acne: The Great Bacterial Face Off
Jul10

Acne: The Great Bacterial Face Off

Battling bacteria in the face microbiome cause acne and other skin conditions. The goal is to find a cure rather than trying to manage acne.

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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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Understanding Epigenetics: How Outside Stressors Contribute to Cancer
May20

Understanding Epigenetics: How Outside Stressors Contribute to Cancer

Studying changes in DNA from external stressors, scientists are seeking ways to combat cancers.

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