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Spraying Away Stroke Damage

Spraying Away Stroke Damage

The ability to breathe through one’s nose uninhibited is really only appreciated when dealing with severe congestion. Whether in the form of the over-the-counter saline or prescription steroids, nasal sprays can bring sweet relief to stuffy noses. These common sprays

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MVP CAR T-Cells: How a new technology can predict clinical responses to targeted T-cell cancer therapy

MVP CAR T-Cells: How a new technology can predict clinical responses to targeted T-cell cancer therapy

Everyone generates cancerous cells. The human body is made up of more than a hundred million cells that may mutate during the process of division to grow uncontrollably—i.e. become cancerous. However, the human immune system has built-in mechanisms that detect

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How to Starve a Parasite: Exploring the relationship between host metabolism and infectious disease

How to Starve a Parasite: Exploring the relationship between host metabolism and infectious disease

When you are sick, do you ever lose your appetite? Your favorite meal suddenly seems less exciting, and you can’t taste the difference between cookies and cardboard. It turns out, there may be an evolutionary reason for this. Researchers at

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Stressed Out: How bacteria work together to form deadly biofilms

Stressed Out: How bacteria work together to form deadly biofilms

When threatened, bacterial cells come together to build a city. This city contains many multi-storied apartments. It has intersecting channels and canals that allow for materials to flow in and out. Yet, they are only made when bacteria, which are

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Locally Sourced: What Comes First, Division or Differentiation?

Locally Sourced: What Comes First, Division or Differentiation?

Every year, high school seniors face the daunting task of deciding what to do after they graduate. Those who chose to further their education must decide where to go to college. After that, more questions arise. What will you major

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Science in the Spotlight: Sawbones

There are many things we take for granted in this modern age: the ability to communicate with almost anyone anywhere in seconds, non-animal powered transportation, and medicine that rarely involves leeches. It took us a while to get here. Along

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Healthcare Before Birth: Fetal gene editing offers possibility of treating early-onset generic disorders before birth

Healthcare Before Birth: Fetal gene editing offers possibility of treating early-onset generic disorders before birth

In the landscape of modern medicine, early-onset rare genetic disorders do not receive much attention, mainly because they occur so infrequently. Yet, in the few unfortunate cases, the ordeal is lifelong and extremely difficult to manage. Take hereditary tyrosinemia Type

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The Unexpected Upsides of Antibiotics

The Unexpected Upsides of Antibiotics

A group of Yale researchers made an unexpected discovery when experimenting with aminoglycoside antibiotics. Studying their effects on mice models, the team found that in addition to fighting bacterial infections, they may increase antiviral resistance. Initially, the researchers were hoping

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Help or Harm? Rethinking Common Surgeries

Help or Harm? Rethinking Common Surgeries

What if a straightforward medical procedure you had as a child could drastically increase your risk of health complications far into the future? Tonsillectomies, adenoidectomies, and adenotonsillectomies, which are surgeries commonly performed on young patients, are often meant to treat

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Cell-Penetrating Peptides: HPV’s Way Out

Cell-Penetrating Peptides: HPV’s Way Out

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted virus that can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including genital warts and cervical cancer. While the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that around 79 million Americans are infected, most people with

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