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  • Switching Heart Cells

    A heart attack does serious damage to the cells that drive the heart. Cells that would normally create new blood vessels and heal the heart often become useless scar-forming cells.

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  • Dinosaur GPS

    Paleontologists working in the field looking for fossils have always faced a painstaking process that required a lot of luck to be successful.

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  • Leaping Lemurs

    Duke Lemur Center preserves and protects lemurs, unique primates that are the ancient relatives of monkeys, apes and humans. Lemurs evolved in isolation on Madagascar, but are threatened as the island's human population grows.

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  • The Bone Lab

    Bones tell the story of a person's life. Forensic anthropologists at NC State University use advanced forensic science techniques to identify victims and solve crimes. Their work in using skeletal measurements to identify where a person is from has drawn worldwide attention.

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  • Micro Organs in Miniature

    With new understanding about the structures of human organs, scientists are growing miniature human livers, hearts and kidneys and linking them together with a blood substitute, to evaluate the effects of new drugs.

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