Treating Leukemia in babies

This is an updated post… In a study from July 2017 in the journal Science Translational Medicine, a group of British doctors reported that they had successfully “cured” two infants of the blood cancer leukemia using a treatment that involves genetically modified immune cells from a donor. Read more at… http://www.popsci.com/doctors-successfully-treat-two-babies-with-leukemia-using-gene-edited-immune-cells?dom=rss-default&src=syn

We’re Stronger Together: What Happens After Standing Rock?

Originally posted on Longreads:
When I first arrived in North Dakota to report on Standing Rock, I visited the State Capitol, built in 1934, the tallest building in Bismarck. The Art Deco interior has gilded everything — doorframes, ashtrays, elevator buttons. On a late afternoon in December, I stood at a window on the 18th…

10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2017: Eddie’s Take

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
The set of Christopher Nolan’s new war epic, Dunkirk; likely to be one of the years biggest film events List compiled by Eddie on 13/01/2017 After a so-so 2016 that included some downright disappointing so-called blockbusters, 2017 looks like a rather intriguing year for movie lovers…

Viruses Communicate To Coordinate Their Attack During An Infection, Study Finds

Viruses communicate with one another to proceed with the process of infection. During an infection, bacterial viruses (phages) release peptide molecules that tell later phage generations whether it is preferable to attack their host cells or lie dormant. A study at the Weizmann Institute of Science has revealed that viruses communicate with one another to proceed…Continue reading “Viruses Communicate To Coordinate Their Attack During An Infection, Study Finds”

A Spiritual Journey West: A Man and The White Dragon Horse (His Bicycle)

Zilong Wang cycled 3,400 miles west across America to San Francisco on his bike, the White Dragon Horse. At Bicycling, John Brant recounts Wang’s enlightening adventure: how he befriended kind strangers along the way, found an appreciation for life in his solitude, and lost — but later found — his bike at the end ofContinue reading “A Spiritual Journey West: A Man and The White Dragon Horse (His Bicycle)”

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