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The Tiny Creature That May Teach Us How to Survive Radiation

The Tiny Creature That May Teach Us How to Survive Radiation

The Tiny Creature That May Teach Us How to...

Tardigrades may be microscopic, but they contain mammoth adaptability for surviving extremes, including deadly radiation

Meet Your Body’s Energy Thermostat

Meet Your Body’s Energy Thermostat

Meet Your Body’s Energy Thermostat

AMPK, a major metabolic enzyme, controls hunger, helps burn calories and fat, and may help treat diabetes and cancer.

Why Mitochondria Is The Organelle Of The Moment

Why Mitochondria Is The Organelle Of The Moment

Why Mitochondria Is The Organelle Of The Moment

Mitochondria, our cells’ energy converters, have become the focus of many areas of disease research.

Germs 101 (infographic)

Germs 101 (infographic)

Germs 101 (infographic)

A pathogen - commonly known as germs- is a living particle that causes disease or illness, most often by disrupting the normal functioning of the human body.

The Skinny on Body Fat

The Skinny on Body Fat

The Skinny on Body Fat

Our fat provides more than just insulation and energy storage. It’s actually an organ that plays an essential role in our body’s functioning. 

Good Guy/Bad Guy: Macrophages vs. Pinworms

Good Guy/Bad Guy: Macrophages vs. Pinworms

Good Guy/Bad Guy: Macrophages vs. Pinworms

In the battlefield that is our human bodies, pathogen-chomping macrophages face off against harmful intruders that include the likes of parasitic pinworms.

Good Guy/Bad Guy: B-Cells vs. Ebola

Good Guy/Bad Guy: B-Cells vs. Ebola

Good Guy/Bad Guy: B-Cells vs. Ebola

In the fight for immunity, our B-cells play the role of watchful attack dogs. A virus like Ebola has other ideas.

Mosquito as Deadly Menace

Mosquito as Deadly Menace

Mosquito as Deadly Menace

Mosquitoes are the deadliest animals on Earth, killing 725,000 people a year and sickening millions of others.

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