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Could CRISPR Be Coming To The Food Industry?

What is CRISPR? Pronounced “crisper,” Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, is a naturally occurring system that simplifies and accelerates the task of manipulating a genome. It makes the process of genome editing more efficient, the outcome more programmable, and the changes more subtle. So that mushroom that turns brown after you slice it? No […]

How To Stay Well This Winter

As winter approaches, instead of staging a silent protest against the short days and bleak conditions, try to embrace the slowness of the season and use it as a time to mirror Mother Nature’s pace. Avoiding The Flu In 2017, flu shots are so readily available, whether from your local CVS or even provided right […]

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The Latest Breakthroughs in Cancer Immunotherapy

In the field of medicine, immunotherapy is anything but a new concept. This method of treatment, which is now most notably utilized to the benefit of cancer patients, has been traced back to ancient Egypt and has reemerged time and time again throughout history. However, now that the medical field is equipped with the power […]

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These Biotech Companies Are Influencing Cannabinoid-based Drug Development

In recent years, biotechnology companies have dabbled in developing medical cannabis products, which have been proven to alleviate symptoms of disorders ranging from irritable bowel syndrome to even those of cancer. However, as medical cannabis continues to make positive progress in the United States, more and more biotech companies are diving into the realm of […]

The Future of Genetic Editing

The Future of Genetic Editing

Can the future of genetic editing be summed up in one word? Yes: CRISPR. An acronym for “clustered, regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats,” CRISPR is a biological system for altering DNA that is easier, more cost-effective, and quicker than older genetic engineering methods.   Co-discovered in 2012 by Molecular biologist Professor Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle […]

Martin Tindall- do you need regular cancer screenings?

Do You Need Regular Cancer Screenings?

Part of aging is taking care of your mental and physical health. A small, but significant way to stay in good health, is to visit your primary care doctor for a physical once a year. Depending on your age and family history, it might be time for you to have one or more types of […]

Martin Tindall- Everyday Tips to Stress Less

Everyday Tips to Stress Less

One of the deadliest killers in America is silent and ubiquitous, and not the obvious suspect: stress. Stress, to a certain extent, is inevitable. Everyone experiences stressors in their day-to-day lives. However, high levels of stress over extended periods of time are cause for concern. According to a 2015 survey from the American Psychological Association […]

Martin Tindall- Too Good to Be True?

Too Good to be True?

Scientists Introduce a Skin-Protecting Tanning Drug Remember childhoods spent on the beach when your parents wouldn’t let you go in the water until you slathered yourself in greasy sunscreen? If you’re smart, that lesson was ingrained in your mind, and you continue to wear sunscreen to protect your skin from damaging UV rays. Most people […]

Martin Tindall: Medical Devices Not Immune to Ransomware Attacks

Medical Devices Not Immune to Ransomeware Attacks

The recent attacks from WannaCry–the virus that attacked hospital computer systems throughout England, reducing hospital effectiveness and damaging hospital medical devices such as MRI, PET, and CT scanners–have turned attention to what else might be vulnerable to such cyber terrorism attacks. There is increasing concern that hackers might next target personal medical devices, such as […]

Martin Tindall: Keeping an Eye on Science

Keeping an Eye on Science: Developments in Retinal Research

The human eye is an amazing organ: the retina contains millions of light-sensitive photoreceptors that register light particles (photons) funneled in from the cornea and the pupil. The photoreceptors convert the light into electrical signals that travel to the brain via the central nervous system. All the parts of the eye work together much like […]

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