Every 30 seconds, a lower limb is amputated somewhere in the world with 84% of these amputations caused by diabetic foot ulcers (DFU)s. To improve current treatment methods for DFUs, a team of researchers headed by Dr. Max Scott is genetically engineering maggots. These eat away at your skin to save your limbs!
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.
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.
Burmese pythons and other similar reptiles can go many months between meals, longer than most other organisms. We know what you’re thinking — how?
Using hormonal secretions that could give us insight into treating diabetes.
Organ transplants are lifesaving, but are sometimes rejected due to mismatched antibodies. Enter Dr. Prakash Rao of the NJ Sharing Network, who is developing tests to create better matches between patients and transplant organs.
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.