Discovering Cancer-Fighting Secrets in the Elephant Genome
Apr16

Discovering Cancer-Fighting Secrets in the Elephant Genome

Scientists are delving into the cancer-fighting secrets of the elephant genome in hope of discovering a viable treatment for cancer.

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Can Blueberries Boost Brain Functions?
Mar19

Can Blueberries Boost Brain Functions?

Alzheimer’s affects up to 5.4 million Americans and these numbers are likely to increase. As a result, research has shifted from treatment towards prevention. Dr. Krikorian from the University of Cincinnati Academic Center has been studying the use of blueberries to improve cognitive performance and has found promising results.

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Arresting Deadly Cancers Using a New Surveillance System
Mar05

Arresting Deadly Cancers Using a New Surveillance System

Look out cancer, there’s a new police force in town and it’s CAR T-cell therapy. With Dr. Jae Park’s help, scientists are equipping T-cells with an improved surveillance system to help target the bad guys: cancer cells.

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Ushering in Gene Therapy for Usher Syndrome Patients
Feb19

Ushering in Gene Therapy for Usher Syndrome Patients

Scientists from Boston Children’s Hospital are investigating a gene therapy treatment to treat Usher syndrome, a genetic condition that causes deafness and blindness.

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MAPping Out a Bacterial Attack on Crohn’s Disease
Feb07

MAPping Out a Bacterial Attack on Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a medical mystery, with no known cure or cause. Scientists like John Aitken and Rodrick Chiodini are narrowing in on potential causes.

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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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