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growingpains

Puberty resets the brain, giving preteens facing stress and hardship a second chance

Science News | 
A childhood characterized by hardship, negligence or abuse can also alter the neuroendocrine system that regulates how the body responds ...
ts microbiome article

Do you have food allergies? Manipulating the gut microbiome might treat them

Genetic Literacy Project | 
As a child, Cathryn Nagler broke out in hives when she ate eggs. She reacted to penicillin. Working in labs ...
food allergy vs intolerance

Chasing freedom from food allergies through controversial oral immunotherapy treatments

Genetic Literacy Project | 
An idea based on a century-old concept could soon receive FDA approval. But will it cause more anxiety than relief? ...
sugar

Targeting cancer with sugar-powered immunotherapy

Scientific American | 
Over the last few decades, researchers tinkering with molecules that turn an immune cell on and off have created a ...
father with crying infant baby

How a father’s stresses alter sperm and can ‘leave his children scarred’

Scientific American | 
A stressed-out and traumatized father can leave scars in his children. New research suggests this happens because sperm “learn” paternal ...
eae a z

Can we slow cancer through the power of positive thinking?

Scientific American | 
From savoring a piece of cake to hugging a friend, many of life’s pleasures trigger a similar reaction in the ...
huntingtons disease

Hope for Huntington’s disease? New therapy shows promise in early trial

Scientific American | 
Huntington’s has no cure. Over decades biotech companies have poured billions of dollars into developing and testing pharmaceuticals for these ...
Lysosomes

Cell’s waste bins: Lysosomes’ role stretches beyond ‘trash collector’ to importance in gene activity, cancer

Quanta | 
In this loftier reckoning of lysosomes, the organelles deftly integrate metabolic information from throughout the cell and communicate it to ...

Bacteria genetically engineered to make indigo could make dying jeans ‘greener’

Student Science | 
Blue jeans get their signature color from indigo, a dye. Producing that indigo releases chemicals that can pollute water and ...