Sneezes, Frame by Frame

Here’s some incentive to cover your mouth the next time you sneeze: New high-speed videos captured by MIT...

Researchers use genetically modified circulating tumor cells to kill other tumors

An international team of medical researchers has found a way to use a kind of cancer cell as a cargo vessel of sorts...

Of mice and men (and pigs), a cystic fibrosis mystery solved

New research from the University of Iowa answers a question that has vexed cystic fibrosis (CF) researchers for...

HIV is Still Growing, Even When Undetectable in the Blood

A team of international researchers including scientists from Oxford University has found that HIV is still...

Cells talk to their neighbors before making a move

To decide whether and where to move in the body, cells must read chemical signals in their environment. Individual...

Measuring brain waves may help predict a patient’s response to anesthesia

Signals in the brain can hint at whether a person undergoing anesthesia will slip under easily or fight the drug, a...

Retraining the immune system may hold key to diabetes prevention

People with Type 1 diabetes could one day see the faulty cells in their pancreas either restored to health or...

A Single Mutation May Have Sparked Multicellular Life

Millions of years ago, a very important change – or mistake – in our ancestors’ DNA occurred, and it may explain why...

Using Skin to Save the Heart

Following a heart attack or other heart trauma, the heart is unable to replace its dead cells. Patients are often...

Gene Editing Could Yield New Muscular Dystrophy Therapy

The controversial gene editing technique, Crispr-Cas9, could help create a treatment for muscular dystrophy,...

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