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This Is What Happens to Your Body in Space

This Is What Happens to Your Body in Space

This Is What Happens to Your Body in Space

The journey to Mars may still be decades away, but getting there will take more than advanced spacecraft and deeper knowledge of Mars. It will require a new level of understanding about how extended travel through space affects the human body. ...

How CRISPR Helps Find the Genetic ‘Needle in a Haystack’ of Diseases

How CRISPR Helps Find the Genetic ‘Needle in a Haystack’ of Diseases

How CRISPR Helps Find the Genetic ‘Needle in a...

CRISPR is best known as a powerful gene editing tool, but it’s also helping scientists search for the genetic sources of certain diseases. ...

Hiding In The Crowd: Designing Therapies To Evade Immune Detection

Hiding In The Crowd: Designing Therapies To Evade Immune Detection

Hiding In The Crowd: Designing Therapies To...

Using computer modeling and DNA sequencing, scientists are building better biologic medicines that are potentially invisible to the immune system. ...

International Project to Help Detect a Liver Disease Called NASH Gets $35M Boost

International Project to Help Detect a Liver Disease Called NASH Gets $35M Boost

International Project to Help Detect a Liver...

Imagine if the only way to know whether you have diabetes was for a doctor to take a biopsy of your pancreas, rather than being able to check your glucose levels using a simple blood test. ...

Treating Cancer by Using Epigenetics, the ‘Software’ of Our Genes

Treating Cancer by Using Epigenetics, the ‘Software’ of Our Genes

Treating Cancer by Using Epigenetics, the ...

All of our cells possess the same set of DNA. So, why is it that some cells turn into skin cells while other cells turn into lung cells — and still other cells go rogue and turn into cancer cells? ...

Are Genetic Tweaks Made by Gene Therapy Handed Down to Offspring?

Are Genetic Tweaks Made by Gene Therapy Handed Down to Offspring?

Are Genetic Tweaks Made by Gene Therapy Handed...

The possibility of finding a treatment or even a cure for genetic disorders such as muscular dystrophy or hemophilia has taken a giant leap forward in recent years with the advent of gene therapy as a way to modify a defective gene or group of genes. ...

The Search for a ‘Liquid Biopsy’ and Other Advances to Diagnose Cancer

The Search for a ‘Liquid Biopsy’ and Other Advances to Diagnose Cancer

The Search for a ‘Liquid Biopsy’ and Other...

A liquid biopsy — a technology that attempts to diagnose a disease through a blood sample rather than by using a tissue sample collected through a traditional biopsy — is just one technology being explored to make cancer diagnosis faster and less invasive. ...

Metabolism and Immunology: Using Lessons From Metabolic Diseases to Treat Autoimmune Disorders

Metabolism and Immunology: Using Lessons From Metabolic Diseases to Treat Autoimmune Disorders

Metabolism and Immunology: Using Lessons From...

By regulating the metabolism of immune cells, researchers are uncovering novel ways to suppress inflammation and treat autoimmune diseases. ...

A Mountaineer Reaches for the ‘Everest’ of his Cancer Research Career

A Mountaineer Reaches for the ‘Everest’ of his Cancer Research Career

A Mountaineer Reaches for the ‘Everest’ of his...

New insights into the immune system are driving a recent resurgence in investigating vaccines that fight cancer tumors.  ...

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