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Heart health check up and tiny cardiology specialist with magnifying glass take care professional medical examination pulse cardiogram. Health care and disease diagnostic concept.

Mini Heart Attacks

February 29, 2024

New microchip technology allows researchers to simulate heart attacks and study how the heart repairs itself afterwards.

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Effective Communication

February 21, 2024

MUSC trainees are developing skills to effectively communicate science to the general public in the 4th annual “Lab to Leaders” campus event.

A graphic of a male using a cell phone to aid in cigarette smoking cessation.

Smart Quit Aid

February 21, 2024

Cutting-edge research utilizes smartphone apps to reduce cravings and aid in quitting smoking through mindfulness training.

DNA, helix model medicine and network connection lines for technology concept on blue background, 3d illustration.

Eyes on CRISPR

February 05, 2024

How the complicated history of gene editing has shaped the public’s beliefs, and how a recent advance may help to change them.

Businessman touching the brain working of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Automation.

AI in Biomedical Research

January 29, 2024

The use of artificial intelligence in biomedical research has the potential to accelerate scientific breakthroughs and the development of new treatments.

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Marvelous Microorgans

December 13, 2023

From sci-fi dreams to scientific breakthroughs, organoids are the petri dish pioneers revolutionizing biomedical research.

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Buzzed on Science

October 02, 2023

In addition to helping create many delicious foods and drinks, yeast is also important for many scientific advances.

Photograph of an African clawed frog - Xenopus laevis.

Egg citing Amphibians

October 02, 2023

From 1800s pregnancy tests to modern-day extracts, frogs have been steadily proving their worth as prominent DNA researchers.

Memory loss and brain aging due to dementia and Alzheimer's disease as a medical icon of a group of color changing autumn fall trees shaped as a human head losing leaves as intelligence function on a white background.

Alzheimers and Bacteria

September 13, 2023

Frequently smoking cannabis changes the bacteria in your mouth and may increase your risk for developing Alzheimer’s Disease.

Scientist Wearing Sterile Coverall, Face Shield and Mask Working in a High Tech Laboratory.

Gain of Function Research

August 22, 2023

Gain of function research has many advantages, including vaccine development, but can the potential risks outweigh the benefits?

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