Month: July 2019

First the Moon, Now Mars: A Look at Rocket Science in Reaching the Red Planet

First the Moon, Now Mars: A Look at Rocket Science in Reaching the Red Planet

Americans reached the moon 50 years ago – what do the next 50 years look like for space exploration and travel?

Fungi Join the Fight Against Malaria

Fungi Join the Fight Against Malaria

Gene-edited fungi have been used to fight against malaria by infecting mosquitoes.

Are some of us “immune” to genome editing?

Are some of us “immune” to genome editing?

Crispr-Cas9 seems like a promising system to treat human disease but what if humans are immune to it?

Transforming Blood Transfusions

Transforming Blood Transfusions

Scientists have found a way for Type A blood cells to be transformed into Type O ‘universal donor’ blood cells which could be very useful for future blood transfusions.

Sleep Your Way to Better Health

Sleep Your Way to Better Health

Sleep is not only important for cognitive function but overall health as well.

30 Years Post Nuclear Meltdown

30 Years Post Nuclear Meltdown

Pressure increasing, emergency sirens ringing, water in the cooling tanks superheating. 9:27:40 AM UTC April 26, 1986: a planned safety test was conducted to assess the cooling circulation system in case of a power outage. Under normal operations, the reactors would emit a tremendous amount…

High-Throughput Urinary Testing: More Data, More Problems?

High-Throughput Urinary Testing: More Data, More Problems?

New technology is coming to UTI diagnosis and may lead to big improvements in the lives of millions of patients, But are these new tests worth the hype (and cost)?

A glass of wine a day…does not keep the doctor away

A glass of wine a day…does not keep the doctor away

A review of 592 studies finds that a single standard drink of alcohol per day increases the risk for health problems.