New Technique to Turn on Mouse Genes

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...
Fungi in Antarctica

Fungi in Antarctica

Shackleton’s hut In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, 17 expeditions were launched by 10 different countries to explore Antarctica. Ernest Shackleton and other adventurers traveled to the largely unexplored frozen continent to advance...
New Technique to Turn on Mouse Genes

Norovirus and Tuft Cells in Mice

Acute gastroenteritis, commonly known as “stomach flu,” causes diarrhea and vomiting, which can lead to complications from dehydration. This can be lethal in certain cases, especially for young children. Researchers have estimated that it is the cause of death for...
Cleaning Agents vs Refrigerator Coils

Cleaning Agents vs Refrigerator Coils

According to the CDC, approximately 1.7 million hospital-acquired infection (HAIs) are documented each year. These are responsible for 99,000 deaths and an estimated $20 billion in healthcare costs. Therefore, keeping hospitals and pharmacies clean is a crucial to...
New Technique to Turn on Mouse Genes

Obesity and Taste Buds

According to the CDC, more than one-third (36.5%) of adults in the United States are clinically obese. The obesity epidemic costs the country billions of dollars annually in treating diseases arising from the condition, such as hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, heart...
Protecting Transplant Organs from Ice Crystals

Protecting Transplant Organs from Ice Crystals

According to the Unified Network for Organ Sharing, someone is added to the national transplant waiting list every 10 minutes. Over 34,000 organ transplants were performed in 2017, but it’s estimated that 20 people in the US die every day waiting for a transplant. One...