New Stem Cell Cancer Treatment is on its way to Human Testing
June 2, 2017
In a previous post, we discussed how removing a glioblastoma tumor—one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer—can actually make the tumor’s remnants grow more quickly.
Fruit Fly Mating Mixup May Be Driving Species to Extinction
March 17, 2017
Be honest, how many times have you looked at a hornet and called it a yellowjacket, seen a stink bug in your home and worried it could be a kissing bug or mixed up the various species of flies and ticks?
Binge Drinking Tells the Brain to Binge Eat
May 17, 2017
When I first started college, one aspect of campus nightlife completely mystified me. Every Saturday night, a run-down, silver food truck called Uncle Dickie’s set up shop on the edge of the campus frat quad, party central, and at around 12:30 a.m., shambling students would drift towards the truck in search of greasy fries drenched in fake cheese.
Radiation in Space Could Be Harmful to Far-Travelling Astronauts
May 12, 2017
Star Trek makes it look so easy. In that universe, one can conquer physics by travelling at faster-than-possible warp speed, beat computing and math by disintegrating someone at one point and building them back up at another, and surpass laws of thermodynamics with phaser beams.
Friends and family could sabotage your diet
May 10, 2017
When you’re trying to lose weight, there are often obstacles to overcome. My fiancée and I have been dieting and exercising to get ready for our wedding, and to just be healthier in general, but there always seems to be something that gets in the way.
This 'smart plant' factor could lead to stronger crops
April 20, 2017
Plants may be smarter than we give them credit for. They do not have brains, and therefore do not think in the same way that humans and other animals do, but they have intricate systems in place that compute the best response to the challenges of daily life.
The protein that could help fight asthma
April 20, 2017
Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine may have found the first new direction for treating asthma in years. They isolated a protein that when missing from the airway causes the swelling, constriction and mucus emblematic of asthma.