Ultrasound Therapy for Rodents

Ultrasound Therapy for Rodents

Ultrasound imaging (aka sonography) has been used in many medical fields for over 50 years. The procedure involves sending high frequency sound waves into the body. The sound waves bounce off internal organs, and by measuring the difference in travel times of the...

G-force and C. elegans

C. elegans Could life have existed on other worlds in the distant past? Could that life have somehow managed to survive traveling through space on a meteorite or similar object? If so, could that life have colonized other planets, possibly even earth? This idea, that...

Gene Therapy and Usher Syndrome

Structure of an adeno-associated virus It is almost like science fiction: the ability to manipulate the human genome to cure diseases by correcting genetic errors. Since the late twentieth century, scientists have been working towards making gene therapy a reality....

Testing Gene Drives in Mosquitos

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over half of the world’s population is at risk for malaria. In 2015 alone, the WHO recorded over 200 million cases of malaria worldwide and more than 400,000 deaths. Sub-Saharan Africa shoulders a large part of the...

New Technique to Turn on Mouse Genes

Over the last several years, the prospect of precision gene editing as a method of treating diseases has greatly increased. A major part of the increase in interest was the development of CRISPR/Cas9. CRISPR/Cas9 is a tool for modifying genes using technology borrowed...