Month: October 2014

Fabricating Nature: The Looming Revolution of 3-D Printed Body Parts

By: Tiago Palmisano Integration of biological material with the technology of 3-D printing is beginning to redefine the limits of medical treatments and patient care, and will eventually change the ways that doctors treat patients. The last two decades have seen an explosive rise in the applications of 3-D printing–the process of making a three-dimensional

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Sunscreens: A culprit in widespread coral bleaching?

By: Julia Zeh When you put on sunscreen at the beach and then jump in the water, have you ever seen what looks like an oil slick appear in the water behind you? It turns out that sunscreen is not really all that waterproof, and it tends to come off when you go into the

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Eating Away at the Immune System: The Novel Role of the Gut in Multiple Sclerosis

Author: Alexander Bernstein Editor: Arianna Winchester Simply described as an autoimmune disease in which the body’s own defense mechanisms attack and degrade the protective myelin sheaths that cover axons in the nervous system, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is estimated to effect some 250,000 to 350,000 people in the United States alone. The debilitating symptoms of the disorder

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