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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Healthy Gut, Healthy Brain… or Is It All in Your Head?
Apr23

Healthy Gut, Healthy Brain… or Is It All in Your Head?

We have trillions of bacteria living in our guts, but this isn’t a bad thing! In fact, these colonies of bacteria help stabilize our bodies. A recent study suggests that these bacteria can also help regulate behavioral disorders.

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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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Honeybees Stop Bacterial Invaders Naturally
Apr02

Honeybees Stop Bacterial Invaders Naturally

With growing concern for antibiotic-resistant bacteria, medical experts are looking for new ways to fight microbial invaders. Recent studies suggest that busy buzzing bees may hold an answer.

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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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