The Science Behind the Headlines

Ticked Off: The Science Behind Lyme Disease

Ticked Off: The Science Behind Lyme Disease

'Ticked Off: The Science Behind Lyme Disease Alleluia! Summer! It means the promise of more time in the fresh air—gardening, camping, or just enjoying the sunshine. Unfortunately, time outdoors increases the risk of contracting Lyme disease. As you may know, this...

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The Many Faces Of Botox

The Many Faces Of Botox

THE MANY FACES OF BOTOX Botox.  This powerful protein has become somewhat of a meme for people of a certain age wanting to look less than that age. Botox’s applications, however, go far beyond the cosmetic, as recent industry headlines about AbbVie’s (North Chicago,...

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Biotech for Non-Scientists

The Tight Junction’s Function

The Tight Junction’s Function

A Pathway Lies In The Bridge Between Cells As any high school biology teacher will happily remind us, cells are the basic building blocks of all living things: you, the office ficus tree, the yeast that bubbles your beer. In animals, cells join to form tissues and...

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An Egg-cellent Idea

An Egg-cellent Idea

An Egg-cellent Idea "The incredible, edible egg." This advertising slogan created for the American Egg Board in the 1970s rings truer than ever. Here’s why: scientists at the Roslin Institute (Midlothian, Scotland), part of the University of Edinburgh, recently...

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Medical Devices & Diagnostics

An Epigenetic Liquid Biopsy

An Epigenetic Liquid Biopsy

A New Type of Liquid Biopsy Biopsy. It can bring to mind painful cutting, punching and poking. Thankfully, these important and potentially life-saving procedures have moved into the new millennium along with the rest of us. Liquid biopsies have become a hot area of...

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