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The Great Migration: Tracking Immune Cells’ Travels

The Great Migration: Tracking Immune Cells’ Travels

The Great Migration: Tracking Immune Cells’...

Our immune cells, in particular, are always on the move, constantly patrolling the body for foreign invaders. For reasons that scientists don’t fully understand, the immune system sometimes becomes confused, sending a fleet of fighters to attack the body’s own tissues and organs. The result...

Fixing Broken Body Clocks

Fixing Broken Body Clocks

Fixing Broken Body Clocks

Every living being from fungi to frogs has an internal clock that normally runs on a 24-hour cycle.  In humans, this master clock resides in a tiny region of the brain’s hypothalamus and controls everything from hunger and sleep patterns to daily hormone fluctuations and body temperature.In...

Science Fact or Science Fiction? Exercise Is Bad for Arthritis

Science Fact or Science Fiction? Exercise Is Bad for Arthritis

Science Fact or Science Fiction? Exercise Is...

When it comes to the link between exercise and arthritis, the evidence from a wide range of studies strongly suggests that exercise not only improves function among people with arthritis but also helps them control pain better.

Scientists Mimic Human Organs on Microscopic ‘Chips’ That Enable Drug Testing

Scientists Mimic Human Organs on Microscopic ‘Chips’ That Enable Drug Testing

Scientists Mimic Human Organs on Microscopic ...

By mimicking the way organs operate in the body, the organ-on-a-chip can offer a more realistic and accurate way to test new drugs. 

Getting Life-Saving Medicines Over the Brain’s Security Wall

Getting Life-Saving Medicines Over the Brain’s Security Wall

Getting Life-Saving Medicines Over the Brain’s...

Among all the organs in our body, the brain is the only one to have its own security system. It’s called the blood–brain barrier. Science is helping cnacer treatment and other medicines breach the blood- brain barrier in novel ways.   

What a Porcupine Quill Can Teach Us About Making Better Needles

What a Porcupine Quill Can Teach Us About Making Better Needles

What a Porcupine Quill Can Teach Us About...

Taking a design cue from the animal world, mimicking a porcupine quill might help make a more effective—and less painful—needle.

How the Internet of Things Could Transform Parkinson’s Care

How the Internet of Things Could Transform Parkinson’s Care

How the Internet of Things Could Transform...

Project Blue Sky, a collaboration between Pfizer and IBM, is designed to harness the Internet of Things to track the exact details of a drug’s effectiveness by monitoring interaction with an individual’s system. 

The Future of Diabetes

The Future of Diabetes

The Future of Diabetes

The next generation of diabetes treatments involve overriding glucose absorption in the kidneys, an uptick in gut hormones, and ditching the finger prick. 

The Hidden Powers of Blood, Sweat, And Tears

The Hidden Powers of Blood, Sweat, And Tears

The Hidden Powers of Blood, Sweat, And Tears

Science is uncovering how our bodily fluids may contain important cures for diseases like cancer and sepsis, and unlock clues to our bodies.

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