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Neurons that Drive and Quench Thirst: Identifying the neural mechanisms that regulate water consumption

Neurons that Drive and Quench Thirst: Identifying the neural mechanisms that regulate water consumption

Until now, thirst was known as a primordial drive that was poorly-understood on the neural level. Researchers at Stanford have identified a mechanism through which a small group of neurons motivate thirst-related behavior.

Metabolic imaging of cancer: Soaring with BIRDS

Metabolic imaging of cancer: Soaring with BIRDS

Tumor imaging can help clinicians assess a patient’s response to cancer treatment. Yale Professor D.S. Fahmeed Hyder and his colleagues have developed a technique to more precisely image brain tumors by measuring extracellular pH.

Lumens and Hertz: An Electric Union of Light and Sound

Lumens and Hertz: An Electric Union of Light and Sound

On June 10, 2000, hundreds of thousands of eager pedestrians traversed the newly opened London Millennium Footbridge. However, as more and more pedestrians filtered across, the bridge started to sway. Panicked, they shifted their weight in the opposite direction to

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

Disease Double Whammy

Disease Double Whammy

Crohn’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are now linked by the LRRK2 gene At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, seven years after being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease (CD), Kathleen Baker set a swimming world record and bagged two medals. It