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The Chelyabinsk Asteroid

The Chelyabinsk Asteroid

This February, the largest asteroid since 1908 impacted the planet’s surface near the city of Chelyabinsk in the Urals region of Russia (Figure 1). In an article published in Nature, Quirin Schiermeier reported that the asteroid shone 30 times brighter than the Sun and moved through the Earth’s upper atmosphere […]

 
 

Nanoparticles: Designing Medicine at the Molecular Level

Nanoparticles: Designing Medicine at the Molecular Level

The greatest problem with traditional cancer treatments is lack of specificity. Treatments such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy kill healthy cells along with tumor cells, causing negative side effects in patients (1). Scientists believe that nanotechnology-based treatments can solve the issue of specificity. Nanoparticles used to treat cancer are approximately […]

 
 

Study Finds that Smoking Bans are Linked to Quitting Attempts

Study Finds that Smoking Bans are Linked to Quitting Attempts

A November 2013 study suggests that smoking bans succeed in causing smokers to quit smoking. The study, entitled “Smoking ban policies and their influence on smoking behaviors among current California smoker: A population-based study,” investigated the habits of smokers from California in relation to perceived and actual smoking bans. The […]

 
 

Narcolepsy as an Autoimmune Disease

Narcolepsy as an Autoimmune Disease

Mellin, Mignot, and colleagues recently found evidence supporting a view of narcolepsy as an autoimmune disease when they discovered CD4+ T cells that specifically target orexin’s precursor HCRT. Narcolepsy, a chronic disorder caused by a lack of orexin, has a strong genetic association with the antigen DQ0602; 98% of patients […]

 
 

Transmissible Dog Cancer with Ancient Origins

Transmissible Dog Cancer with Ancient Origins

Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, human cancer has been one of the largest enemies of the medical community. A malignant cancer cell’s range of possible mutations and oncogenesis complicates the processes of diagnosis and prevention. Recent research shows, however, that the world’s oldest known type of cancer, Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumor […]

 
 
 
 

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