Killing Zika Virus Through T-cells
Jan26

Killing Zika Virus Through T-cells

Using killer T-cells, a researcher takes a shot at eliminating the Zika virus and Dengue fever that plague her native country of Nepal.

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Treating Hemophilia Using Genetically Modified Lettuce
Jan15

Treating Hemophilia Using Genetically Modified Lettuce

Researchers are exploring the use of genetically modified lettuce in pills to deliver needed clotting factor to hemophilia patients.

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Platypuses Making a Splash in Diabetes Research
Dec26

Platypuses Making a Splash in Diabetes Research

The platypus is a comical, egg-laying mammal with some strange anatomy. Dr. Briony Forbes and her team at the University of Adelaide have discovered a hormone in platypus venom that may hold the key to a long-lasting diabetes treatment.

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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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