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Fighting Cancer with a Virus
09/16/2014
Can cancer cells be killed without harming the healthy cells around them? A new clinical trial is testing that hypothesis using a treatment based on the vaccinia virus. Vaccinia has played a huge role in eradicating smallpox but is now taking on a new part in the fight against cancer. Dr. Loren Mell, a radiation […]
Sharks Without Borders: A Binational Effort to Study and Conserve Threatened Shark Species
09/11/2014
Sharks have been around, essentially unchanged, for 400 million years. Their size, power, and massive jaws fill us with terror and fascination. And even though sharks kill fewer people than dogs each year, media coverage and movies of shark attacks have portrayed them as insatiable killing machines. They may rule the ocean, but sharks are […]
Your Legs, Your Life: The Importance of a Healthy Lower Half – Research on Aging
09/10/2014
The life expectancy of humans has increased fifty percent over the last century and is projected to continue lengthening in the coming decades. This comes with some potential issues. As we live longer, we develop more chronic conditions, including diabetes and high blood pressure that worsen the quality of life and increase health care costs. […]
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