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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How Creepy-Crawly Maggots Could Someday Save Your Limb
Aug27

How Creepy-Crawly Maggots Could Someday Save Your Limb

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!

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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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