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How Maternal Immunization Helps Protect Babies From Infections

How Maternal Immunization Helps Protect Babies From Infections

How Maternal Immunization Helps Protect Babies...

You could say the instinct to protect a baby starts when it’s in the womb. ...

Our DNA Dimmer Switches: How Cuddling, Smoking and More Can Affect Gene Expression

Our DNA Dimmer Switches: How Cuddling, Smoking and More Can Affect Gene Expression

Our DNA Dimmer Switches: How Cuddling, Smoking...

In the “nature vs. nurture” debate, those in the former camp believe that who we are, from our physical traits to our propensity for disease, is largely predetermined by the genes that we inherit from our parents. The nurture side attributes much of who we are to our ...

Answering Big Questions About the Tiniest of Medicine Carriers

Answering Big Questions About the Tiniest of Medicine Carriers

Answering Big Questions About the Tiniest of...

Developing novel, life-transforming medicines is only half the battle in drug discovery. Another key part is making sure that medicine goes to where it’s needed in the body, and can safely and effectively do its job—an area of research known as ...

Moving Beyond Clinical Trials: 4 Lessons From Real-World Data

Moving Beyond Clinical Trials: 4 Lessons From Real-World Data

Moving Beyond Clinical Trials: 4 Lessons From...

Clinical trials continue to be the gold standard for studying the safety and efficacy of a new medicine. They are designed to take place in very controlled environments, in a well-defined population, to understand the effects of a medicine on the specific patients; however, these...

Cytokines of Interest: Understanding Their Paths to Disease

Cytokines of Interest: Understanding Their Paths to Disease

Cytokines of Interest: Understanding Their...

In the diverse universe of cytokines, signaling proteins secreted by our cells that affect nearly every biological process in the body, there is a specific subset that scientists pay extra attention to for their role in...

Touching Base: the Speed and Accessibility of Next Generation Sequencing

Touching Base: the Speed and Accessibility of Next Generation Sequencing

Touching Base: the Speed and Accessibility of...

When German engineer Carl Benz took the world’s first automobile out for a spin in 1886, most observers were underwhelmed. With an engine that generated 0.75 horsepower and a top speed of 10 miles per hour, not many people rushed out to buy Benz’s first car. The $1000 price tag, an outrageous sum...

Nature’s Antifreeze Holds the Answer to Preserving Human Organs

Nature’s Antifreeze Holds the Answer to Preserving Human Organs

Nature’s Antifreeze Holds the Answer to...

Arctic creatures have a variety of adaptations for surviving subzero temperatures. Now, science is hoping to borrow a few of their techniques to extend the shelf life of human organs. ...

The Evolution of Inflammation

The Evolution of Inflammation

The Evolution of Inflammation

Hunting wooly mammoths with stone age technology took guts. If the archaeological record is to be believed, it also took an incredible ability to bounce back from serious injuries. ...

The Grave Effects of the Graveyard Shift

The Grave Effects of the Graveyard Shift

The Grave Effects of the Graveyard Shift

The World Health Organization keeps an extensive list of possible and known human carcinogens that includes the usual suspects such as tobacco smoke, asbestos, UV radiation and processed deli meats and hotdogs. ...

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