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Modeling colon cancer

MIT researchers created this colon tumor by delivering RNA encapsulated in lipid nanoparticles to the colon. The RNA can activate or delete specific genes, leading to tumor growth. Courtesy of the researchers Click for a full size image   Modeling ...

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The patients we do not see

An empty wheelchair – or is there a person there we do not see? Image: shutterstock Click for a full size image   The patients we do not see In medicine, we speak of “seeing patients” when we are rounding ...

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A Guide to Dietary Supplements

Click for a full size image   ‘Sup with Supplements? A Guide to Dietary Supplements There’s no substitute for a healthy diet and good nutrition, but dietary supplements can have a place in your diet and may provide an additional ...

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Bare Bones: Making Bones Transparent

A mouse tibia that has been rendered transparent with Bone CLARITY. Stem cells appear distributed throughout the bone in red. The ability to see bone stem cell behavior is crucial for testing new osteoporosis treatments. Credit: Science Translational Medicine, Greenbaum, ...

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It’s Time to Talk About Periods

Click for a full size image   It’s Time to Talk About Periods The Truth Behind the Feelings, Cravings and Pain Welcome to the age of the period. Well, rather, the age of actually talking about the period. Over the ...

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Simulating Skin and Bones

Click for a full size image   Simulating Skin and Bones How 3D Printing is Changing Medical Training Ever wonder what a medical trainee uses to safely practice new surgical procedures? With Northwestern Medicine, the answer is easy: 3D printing. ...

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Cancer research on a global scale

  Cancer research on a global scale Prof. Funmi Olopade hopes to reduce health disparities worldwide By Susie Allen, courtesy of the University of Chicago Magazine Photo by John Zich “I know that we can save many more women from ...

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