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Reversing Neurodegeneration: Inhibiting the PTB Gene Converts Cells into Neurons

July 29, 2020

First described as “shaking palsy,” Parkinson’s disease is characterized by the loss of both motor features and non-motor features. This widespread disease impairs

Reframing Menstrual Hygiene Management for People with Disabilities

July 24, 2020

Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) is the use of a clean material to absorb menstrual blood which can be changed privately, including pads, tampons,

Converting Cells to Treat Parkinson’s Disease

July 24, 2020

The study of Parkinson’s disease has persisted for over two centuries. Discovered in 1817 by James Parkinson, the tricky nature of the neurodegenerative

How Stem Cell Transplants Played a Role in Curing Two People of HIV

July 24, 2020

Stem cell research is at the frontier of scientific discoveries in the modern age.  Stem cells are created in early states of human

Icing on the Cake: Local Organization Amidst Chaos Gives Rise to Familiar Phenomena

July 24, 2020

A common theme in thermodynamics is the balance between entropy and order, a never-ending fluctuation of particles between organized configurations. While the energy-dissipating

New Hope in Antibiotic Drugs: “Poisoned arrow” Defeats “Superbugs”

July 24, 2020

Since the discovery of penicillin in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming, antibiotics have transformed human health by saving millions of lives and alleviating

Beyond Drug Prescriptions: The Promise and Reality of Prescription Digital Therapeutics

July 24, 2020

Sick? Get a prescription and take some medicine. When it comes to treating medical conditions, this has been the prevailing sentiment; prescription containers

The Secrets of Venus: The Hellish Planet May Have Once Looked Like Earth

July 24, 2020

The May 30th launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket marked the start of a new era of space exploration in 2020. The

The Human Brain in a Computer

July 24, 2020

In 1958, mathematician John von Neumann made a controversial prediction: because of the major differences between computers and the human brain, it would

Seeing the Future: A Predictive Coding Explanation of the Brain

July 24, 2020

How exactly does the brain process information? Does one’s brain observe the world around it and subsequently react, or does it already have