Content: Volume 9, Issue 1
Finding the straw that breaks the cancer's back?
The pancreas has two main functions: 1) it regulates blood glucose levels by producing insulin and glucagon and 2) it produces digestive enzymes to allow us to utilize the food we eat. Every day, up to two liters of digestive juice are passed into the... click to read more
To achieve goals, we definitively need our neurons
Every day we are choosing and performing actions to achieve goals. These goal-directed behaviors are motivated by the idea of goals in memory or mind. What were your last goal-directed actions? Maybe it was to purchase a croissant or repair your bike. Any of us... click to read more
A blood cell atlas to guide us toward transplant success
Blood and bone marrow contain a variety of cell types that execute diverse functions, from transporting oxygen (red cells) to immune defense against pathogens (white cells). All cell types in a person have the same DNA, but what differentiates them are the proteins each expresses.... click to read more
Do our marine highways disrupt blue whale habitats?
After decades of whaling, the last sanctum for blue whales of the eastern South Pacific Ocean was found off the coast in Northern Chilean Patagonia (NCP). Here most of the population concentrates during the summer and autumn seasons of the Earth’s southern hemisphere (also known... click to read more
Plant genetic engineering makes treasure from trash
Cultivated plants are the core of human nutrition. To ensure our food supply, plant breeders are in an ongoing race with newly emerging pests and diseases. Deterioration of growing conditions due to climate change and ever-increasing demand provide further challenges. Traditionally, plant breeders wait an... click to read more