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Floppy proteins and the hidden sequences they use to communicate

When the first protein structure was solved in 1958, scientists knew they had broken into a new frontier of biology. They felt that a protein’s structure would reveal all the secrets of its function, and almost 70 years down the line, over 150,000 structures have... click to read more

  • Theresa Hwang | PhD Student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Amy Keating | Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Views 446
Reading time 4 min
published on Oct 11, 2022
Using ants to sniff out cancer?

According to the WHO, cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Efficient screening programs exist but detect only a select number of cancers and are invasive and expensive. What if a team of scientists told you they had found a new original method... click to read more

Views 495
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 21, 2022
One Step Closer To Having Diabetes Under Control

Imagine yourself walking on a wire between two cliffs. You have to stay as stable as possible, taking into account the wind, the tension in the rope and your movements. It seems difficult, doesn't it? Yet, this is what daily life looks like for people... click to read more

  • Mélanie Kintzinger | Master student at Faculty of science, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 630
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Aug 15, 2022
Genetically Reprogramming Biological Clocks: One Step Closer To The Fountain Of Youth

Aging, the cruel fate from which no one can escape, is associated with drastic physiological changes amplified by the increased expression of genes related to cell damage. This uncontrolled expression contributes to the natural aging of our organs and tissues which gradually lose the ability... click to read more

Views 842
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 11, 2022
Understanding The Risk For Severe Outcomes Of Youth With COVID-19

During the early stages of the global COVID-19 pandemic, children younger than 18 years of age represented less than 5% of overall reported cases. However, as the pandemic had evolved, young people represented a growing proportion of new COVID-19 cases. Similarly, pediatric hospitalizations due... click to read more

  • Stephen B. Freedman | Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Views 845
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 8, 2022