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Feast Your Eyes on the Most Detailed Scan Ever of the Human Brain

By Travis Ketzak / July 19, 2017

We rely on our brains to do pretty much everything, yet we know very little about it. It’s ironic, actually. We don’t understand the organ that we use to understand things. Cardiff University, in Wales, is working on changing that though. Thanks to researchers at the college, engineers from Siemens, and BBC Medical Correspondent Fergus […]

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Bacteria Has Eaten Much of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

By Travis Ketzak / July 4, 2017

Recent studies of the Gulf of Mexico have turned up some hopeful and encouraging news. Much of the oil that was spilled during the Deepwater Horizon disaster has been eaten by bacteria in the water. The disaster, which is considered to be one of the worst environmental catastrophes in history, occurred in April 2010. The […]

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Study Finds Honest People More Likely to Get Dream Job

By Travis Ketzak / June 28, 2017

A recent study has found that being honest in a job interview can really pay off. In fact, being honest can make you up to three times more likely to get the job, according to DailyMail. We’ve all heard the basics of doing well in job interviews. Dress professionally, make eye contact, blah blah blah. […]

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Cambridge Scientist About to Cure Multiple Sclerosis

By Travis Ketzak / June 14, 2017

Dr. Su Metcalfe, a Cambridge scientist, has put her passions for nano-medicine and immune cells to good use. She is currently on the verge of curing multiple sclerosis. MS affects 2.3 million people around the world. It’s an auto-immune disease that attacks cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing everything from blindness to muscle […]

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Scientists Found a Solution to Antibiotic’s Resistance

By Mazen Oweimrin / June 1, 2017

Our best weapon against bacterial infections has just been upgraded. Vancomycin, a 50-year-old antibiotic used to target difficult-to-remove bacterial infections has been given new powers by scientists at The Scripps Institute. T he team lead by, Dale Roger, have taken Vancomycin and made it even more potent. As Dr. Roger says, “Doctors could use this […]

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We Keep Discovering New Species of Creatures

By Mazen Oweimrin / May 26, 2017

Every year we discover new species we never even knew existed! When our world is losing species due to a lack of biodiversity or to extinction (at a record pace, too), it is good to know that we are still finding new ones. We have discovered 200,000 new species of plants and animals in the […]

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CRISPR Cures HIV in Mice

By Mazen Oweimrin / May 3, 2017

Another disease that has plagued humans for the last 30 years might be biting the dust. Scientist in China have managed to rid HIV from infected mice with a recent development in medical technology called CRISPR. This was done by using a harmless human virus called, adenovirus, which carries the CRISPR protein. When the adenovirus […]

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World’s First Vaccine Against Malaria is Here

By Mazen Oweimrin / May 2, 2017

Mosquirix (RTS, S), the new malaria vaccine codeveloped with GlaxoSmithKline, has been rolled out for a pilot program with the World Health Organization in three African countries. The vaccine, taken as four doses over a period of 18 months, gives these countries another effective tool in their battle against malaria. Malaria continues to affect 212 […]

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Mexico Eliminates Disease that Causes Blindness

By Travis Ketzak / April 27, 2017

Our neighbors down south have made a medical breakthrough, one that you have to see to believe. The Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization announced this week that Mexico has officially eliminated the infectious disease of trachoma, making them the first country in the Americas to make such an achievement. The disease, […]

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Scientists Develop Method to Fight HIV

By Travis Ketzak / April 20, 2017

In a recent study, scientists were able to successfully make a cell population resistant to the HIV virus by attaching antibodies to immune cells. The team of scientists first tested this new method with the rhinovirus, which causes the common cold. They introduced a gene that causes cells to create antibodies, which then bind to […]

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