Science

Reviews of journal articles covering topics of Cell Biology, Stem Cell Biology, Cell Biology, and Respiratory Pathology.

Wearable technology, implantable nano-devices, 3D-printed organs and drones are all slowly but surely bringing us to the fabulous science fiction of Star Trek – in which most medical procedures, including brain surgery, could be done via noninvasi

The explosion of smart phones over the last decade has paved the way for an industry of personalized and portable medicine.

Rates of childhood peanut allergies in the Western world have doubled in the last decade: the current rate is estimated at 1.4-3 percent. Many public schools now forbid peanut butter, fearing that one child could trigger another’s severe allergy.
Reviews of journal articles covering topics of Neuoscience, Physiology and Biochemistry.

Kelly Weinersmith recently completed her Ph.D. at UC Davis and is now a Huxley Fellow at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Tumors are not just solid masses of cancer cells. As those cancer cells grow and divide, they hijack all the normal cells around them for their own purposes. They coerce blood vessels to grow along with them, ensuring a continued supply of oxygen and nutrients from the blood stream as the tumor gets bigger. They stimulate the immune cells that are active in wound healing, mimicking a damaged tissue that needs growth stimulation. They also avoid and suppress the immune cells that would normally recognize and kill them.

“Tonight, I’m launching a new Precision Medicine Initiative to bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes—and to give all of us access to the personalized information we need to keep ourselves and our families healthier,” announce

Reviews of journal articles covering topics of Microbiology, Cell Biology, and Microbiology & Computational Biology.

 

The following is an edited transcript of an interview with Dr. Atul Butte:

Can you talk broadly about some of your long-term goals for the Institute of Computational Health Sciences?