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Cancer Moonshot: Mission Possible?

If we can put a man on the moon, why can’t we cure cancer? It’s been forty-five years since President Nixon started the “War on Cancer” by signing the National Cancer Act of 1971, which has since...
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Our Sixth Sense

If you focus on the chair that you’re sitting on, you can consciously feel the stiffness of its surface, the way your legs are positioned, and maybe the way your fingers are hovered over the mouse or...
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Brain? We Have a Security Breach!

Meet the human brain’s security system: the infamous blood-brain barrier (BBB). Consisting of a dynamic network of specialized endothelial cells lining brain capillaries, the BBB serves as a nearly...
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Do Probiotics Work?

In recent years, biologists and nutritionists alike have been abuzz over the human microbiome: the thriving ecosystem of microorganisms colonizing the lining of our guts, the surface of our skins, and every...
They never saw it coming!

Amoebas Don’t Mess Around

Using DNA Nets to Capture Organisms Why don’t you ever get sick from the same bug twice? The answer lies in the elaborate network of defenses that make up your immune system. The intimate relationship...