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Converting Skin Cells to Neurons: A Fight Against Huntington's

Neurological diseases are some of the hardest to fight against (in my opinion). The big reason is the brain, we still know so little about it and treatment for anything effecting it can be difficult to say the least. 837 more words

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DNA Nanotech: The First Large DNA Crystals

DNA is the stuff of life as we know it, but it is the potential as a programmable material platform that could spawn entire new and revolutionary nanodevices in computer science, microscopy, biology, and more.  669 more words

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New Genetic Test to help Solve Rare Disease Diagnosis

My sister suffers from a rare disease which causes small fiber polyneuropathy, or the killing of nerves in her hands and feet. As it progresses she has trouble standing or using her hands. 1,141 more words

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A look at Air Pollution and Your Body

We have all probably seen stories from China on the horrid air pollution there. Accompanying those reports of course are the statistics for air pollution that deaths have caused. 412 more words

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The "New" Roots of our Friends the Mitochondria

Mitochondria, the proverbial “powerhouse” of the cell, mitochondria is found in virtually all eukaryotic cells, plant, or animal. Scientists thought that was pretty much the end of the story of our little friend. 536 more words

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You can tell [my mood] by the way I walk

Ever see a guy walking down the street and know he’s depressed? Or how about someone happy, with a little bounce in their step? The way we walk says a lot and by some estimates roughly 90% of what we are telling people isn’t coming out our mouth, it’s all body language. 578 more words

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Carbon's Place in a Silicon World

Everything is silicon based, well mainly your computer, your TV, your ipad, and pretty much every piece of electronics in existence. Still the world turns and so does technology; at a similarly fast pace no less. 822 more words

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