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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The Marsili Secret to Living Without Pain
Apr15

The Marsili Secret to Living Without Pain

Due to a rare genetic mutation, members of the Marsili family don’t feel pain. Scientists are studying this secret power in hopes of helping those who suffer from chronic pain.

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An Early Look into Alzheimer’s
Mar27

An Early Look into Alzheimer’s

Sometimes finding a new solution requires taking a new look at the problem. Recently, researchers have found that retinal scans may be a potential solution to perform early diagnoses of Alzheimer’s.

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Coffee: A Drug Defense Against Liver Disease
Mar01

Coffee: A Drug Defense Against Liver Disease

Coffee does more than wake people up in the morning and give an energy boost. Recent studies show that moderate consumption of this everyday beverage can have protective effects on the liver against various diseases.

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A Clean Sweep: How Sleep Refreshes the Brain
Feb21

A Clean Sweep: How Sleep Refreshes the Brain

We’re always told to get our eight hours of sleep to stay healthy, but how important is it? Recent studies by researchers at UC Irvine suggest that getting good deep sleep may help reduce the risk of getting Alzheimer’s.

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