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Reinventing the Human Embryo

Reinventing the Human Embryo

Isabelle Rossi de Leon January 19, 2015 0

New research gives hope for women suffering from Leigh syndrome and other mitochondrial diseases

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Man-Made Meningitis: The Vice and Virtue of Science

Man-Made Meningitis: The Vice and Virtue of Science

Yuki Hayashi January 18, 2015 0

Last month, a former head pharmacist at the gland Compounding Center was arrested for his involvement in a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that occurred in

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New Hope for Damaged Hearts: Novartis Drug Revolutionizes Heart Failure Medicine

New Hope for Damaged Hearts: Novartis Drug Revolutionizes Heart Failure Medicine

Emma Healy January 18, 2015 1

A new drug developed by Norvartis, LCZ696, showed surprising success in recent clinical trials. The drug has the potential to help individuals with chronic heart failure live longer, more comfortable lives

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Mystery Pandemic: Ebola ravages West Africa in deadliest outbreak to date

Mystery Pandemic: Ebola ravages West Africa in deadliest outbreak to date

Theresa Oei January 18, 2015 0

As Ebola continues to make headlines, doctors, researchers, and epidemiologists alike search for answers about this mystery disease and its tremendous virulence

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Deadly Euphoria

Deadly Euphoria

Theresa Steinmeyer January 18, 2015 0

For opioid addicts, it’s all too tempting to give the drug one more try. A heroin euphoria—temporary warmth, dulled senses, painlessness—slips away after 10 or 15 minutes, abandoning the addict to several days of

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The Immune System and its Frontier Defense Against Herpes

The Immune System and its Frontier Defense Against Herpes

Patrick Demkowicz January 18, 2015 0

Herpes Simple Virus Type II is capable of eluding vaccines that utilize the body’s adaptive immune response. Yale Professor of Immunobiology Akiko Iwasaki and her research group have discovered a network of immune cells

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Australian Surgeons Transplant a “Dead” Heart

Australian Surgeons Transplant a “Dead” Heart

Jenna DiRito January 18, 2015 0

Surgeons in Australia have successfully performed heart transplants using "dead" hearts. The surgeons have been able to revive these hearts using a "heart-in-the-box" device

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Catherine “Cassie” Tarleton (TC ’16): Uncovering a nascent interest in public health

Catherine “Cassie” Tarleton (TC ’16): Uncovering a nascent interest in public health

Zachary Smithline January 18, 2015 0

Unexpected events in Cassie Tarleton’s academic career have led her to public health, specifically to serving the health needs of Asian American communities

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Unsolved Mysteries: The Enigmatic Mechanism of Age-old Antibiotics

Unsolved Mysteries: The Enigmatic Mechanism of Age-old Antibiotics

Blake Smith January 18, 2015 0

Recent studies in the field of microbiology have overturned prior beliefs on the mechanism of action of antibiotics. These findings hold promise for the future development of antibiotic drugs for combatting the rise in

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One Sweet Gene: Exploiting Genes to Keep Us Lean

One Sweet Gene: Exploiting Genes to Keep Us Lean

Sarah Ludwin-Peery January 18, 2015 0

Recent research on the worm C. elegans reveals a connection between the gene SKN-1, proline, and fat accumulation. In the future, miracle drugs may target these genes to prevent weight gain, even in the

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