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Language and Nature: Using Linguistic Analysis to Design New Antimicrobial Peptides

Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is a growing problem in hospitals today. Scientists are continually searching for ways to win this race against mutating bacteria, and a surprising solution may lie in a seemingly unrelated field—linguistics. Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology created a linguistic model of existing antimicrobial peptides, treating […]


Liquid Sunshine: The Discovery of Radium

In the 1920s, many Americans and Europeans were regularly consuming radium. Marketed as a cure-all, radium was an ingredient in a variety of over-the-counter nostrums, from face creams to tonic waters. It was used to treat “almost everything from impotence to insanity” (1). One company advertised it as “liquid sunshine” […]


Sensational Murders: A Poisonous History of Victorian Society

Working in France in 1903, Augustin Cabanès and Lucien Nass declared, “De toutes les armes que le génie de l’homme a inventées pour nuire à son semblable, le poison est la plus lâche; l’empoisonneur est le plus méprisable des criminels” (1). Although these authors were trying to describe the opinion […]


The Next Step In Cancer Research: Cancer Prevention?

The Next Step In Cancer Research: Cancer Prevention?

In 2006, approximately 1,399,790 new cases of cancer were diagnosed (1). Current treatments and lifestyle changes have significantly improved the fate of these patients; the death rate from the most common cancers—prostrate, breast, lung, and colorectal—and other cancer types is decreasing (1). While the outcome for cancer patients has improved, […]


The Ethical Stem Cell

The Ethical Stem Cell

In November, two teams of scientists published methods of generating embryonic-like stem cells without destroying an embryo, a finding which could quell the ethical controversy surrounding stem cell research. The two independent research teams, headed by James Thomson of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University in […]


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