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Dogs with Duchenne Treated with Gene Therapy

By Diana Kwon | July 25, 2017

Researchers restored muscle function in animals with muscular dystrophy.


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Immunized Cows Produce Anti-HIV Antibodies

By Jef Akst | July 20, 2017

Cows injected with a protein that mimics HIV’s envelope make broadly neutralizing antibodies that inhibit multiple strains of the virus.


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Bacteriophages to the Rescue

By Emily Monosson | July 17, 2017

Phage therapy is but one example of using biological entities to reduce our reliance on antibiotics and other failing chemical solutions.


image: Book Excerpt from <em>Natural Defense</em>

Book Excerpt from Natural Defense

By Emily Monosson | July 17, 2017

In Chapter 3, “The Enemy of Our Enemy Is Our Friend: Infecting the Infection,” author Emily Monosson makes the case for bacteriophage therapy in the treatment of infectious disease.


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DNA Origami

By The Scientist Staff | July 17, 2017

Will complex, folded synthetic DNA molecules one day serve as capsules to deliver drugs to cancer cells?


image: Your Body Is Teeming with Weed Receptors

Your Body Is Teeming with Weed Receptors

By Megan Scudellari | July 17, 2017

And the same endocannabinoid system that translates marijuana's buzz-inducing compounds into a high plays crucial roles in health and disease outside the brain.


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Endocannabinoids in the Groove

By Megan Scudellari | July 17, 2017

The system responsible for the buzz humans get from marijuana plays a passel of physiological roles outside the brain.


image: Anti-Preeclampsia Hormone Discovered

Anti-Preeclampsia Hormone Discovered

By Ruth Williams | June 29, 2017

A small, placenta-produced peptide fixes the pregnancy-related condition in mice. 

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Art’s Diagnosticians

By Abby Olena | June 12, 2017

Physicians peer into the subjects of artistic masterpieces, and find new perspective on their own approach to diagnosing maladies.


The new findings, obtained from cell culture experiments, could explain the link between infection with the virus during pregnancy and infant microcephaly.

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