Once Bitten, Twice Shy: A New Attempt to Prevent Lyme Disease
Dec04

Once Bitten, Twice Shy: A New Attempt to Prevent Lyme Disease

What’s the back story regarding a failed attempt to prevent Lyme disease? Given the great number of Americans at risk, the public deserves better.

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A Specialized Diet A Day Keeps Inflammation at Bay
Nov12

A Specialized Diet A Day Keeps Inflammation at Bay

A lab at Yale is using a fat-based diet to treat painful inflammation in patients whose immune system has gone awry.

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See Me for the Person I Am
Oct23

See Me for the Person I Am

My speech does not represent my intelligence. I have the same aspirations that any other high school senior has; going to college, getting a job and living a successful life. Everybody is different, but at the same time, we are all the same.

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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 California- 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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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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