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We Are All Mutants Here

As most of you know, we are all mutants. Each of us carries variations in our gene sequence that, collectively, mark us uniquely. What does it mean to have a mutation?

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Donuts Are Not the Only Things With Holes in Them

My love-hate nemesis is back. One encounter and our paths take a long time to diverge again. Despite all my efforts, my avoidance tactics have again failed and our paths have again converged. I speak, of course, of a delicious donut and its long-term clinging to my waist line.

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Inside Scoop on Latest Trends in Science: Details Inside!

So many headlines announce the latest trends and decree what is no longer in style. It is reassuring to know that someone will let me know that my favorite things, such as a beloved garment or the hairstyle that I finally mastered, are no longer stylish.

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We Got Rhythm. We Got Precision Medicine.

Circadian clock…biological clock…alarm clock… Face it. We are subjects to the clock whether mechanical or the one existing within us. This could not be truer than when it comes to how well we respond to medication.

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Health in Space and Time

We all experience life in three-dimensional space. Right now, apparently solid computer keyboard keys “click” as they recoil from the press of my fingers, while a chair beneath my rear resists the gravitational pull of our planet to keep me at the right height to reach the keyboard and eye the screen.

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The Proteomic Bubble Wrap Suit

Face it. Despite our best intentions, bad stuff happens on occasion, as seen in the medical field. In hopes of a positive outcome, a patient undergoes treatment, but has a negative reaction. In the pursuit of “first do no harm,” more safeguards are put into place to minimize the chances of a negative outcome. As technology improves, however, we may soon have an equivalent to the bubble wrap suit, particularly in the development of new medical treatments.

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Proteomics Providing Alternatives to X-rays

It is simple. It is non-invasive. Yet, it is not without risk. I am referring to imaging technologies, such as X-rays and computed tomography (CT) scans, that expose bodies to radiation to “see” under the skin.

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Using Proteomics to Defend Tiny Warriors

Tiny toes. Tiny fingers. Tiny diapers. The word “tiny” almost perfectly describes infants born very prematurely. Yet, it fails to properly describe the battle for survival these tiny warriors endure. And the more premature the baby, the harder the fight. Can recent advances in medicine help boost the odds in the warriors’ favor?

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