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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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A New Malaria Vaccine

“If this research works in humans, this is Nobel Prize-worthy. And I would be honored to see Rick win that prize,” said Andrew J. Geall, PhD, the Vice President of Formulations & Chemistry at Avidity Biosciences.   Geall, originally with

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Viral Map of Disease: New Tool Identifies Cell-Type Specific Changes in Genomic Viral Elements

Viruses are responsible for numerous illnesses in humans, including influenza and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). In many cases, the viral infection is cleared by our body’s immune system. However, select viruses like human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which is responsible

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So, Should You Vape? The chemical instability of e-cigarettes suggests unforeseen toxicity

The Surgeon General declared adolescent e-cigarette use an “epidemic.” The FDA is rapidly pushing to impose stricter regulations to limit access to E-cigarettes, largely due to its high appeal among young users. Despite attempts to better regulate access to e-cigarettes,

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Defragging Healthcare: Researchers develop a tool that can better promote integrated patient care

If you ask Google how to make your computer faster, you’ll find yourself scrolling through dozens of pages on how to “defrag” your computer. The process of defragging involves reorganizing the hard drive by consolidating file parts into a single

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Rescuing the Immune System: The defenses cancers raise against us, and how we defeat them

The process of drug development is enigmatic to most of us. Several groups, labs, and industries contribute considerable time and resources to producing the medicines which keep us healthy. The key to a drug’s success is the interplay between industry,

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Rethinking Pain: Uncovering the genes for pain resilience

We are all familiar with the sensation of pain, but have you ever wondered why some people experience pain more vividly than others? For years, perplexed researchers have documented individual differences in pain tolerance to no avail. In a paper

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Selecting for Cancer: Using evolution to explain the spread of cancer

In 2018, the International Agency for Research on Cancer estimated seventeen million new cancer diagnoses and 9.5 million cancer-related deaths worldwide. Though the numbers are grim, researchers have made great strides in explaining what causes and promotes cancer through an

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Can Tetris Help Treat PTSD?

Tetris is the best-selling videogame of all time, but what if this simple computer game could relieve symptoms of an even more prevalent psychiatric disorder? Professor Henrik Kessler and Aram Kehyayan from Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany studied possible links between

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Stopping Cancer in its Tracks

Stopping Cancer in its Tracks

A Technique To Predict Gene Resistance Can Lead to More Effective Treatments A major challenge in treating cancer is that tumors often become resistant to treatment over time. To understand the mechanism behind this resistance, researchers at the Yale School

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