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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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Understanding How Our Greatest Ally Can Also Be Our Greatest Foe

Achoo…sniffle sniffle…cough…hack…These sounds echoing throughout the office herald the arrival of yet another cold/flu season. Yay! But before you convince yourself to work from behind the barricades of your home, remember that we do have a wonderful defense: our immune system. When it works properly, everything is right with the world. However, it can also go very wrong.

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Precision Medicine and Rube Goldberg

The American cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg was best known for his series of cartoons featuring absurdly intricate contraptions designed to perform mundane tasks. The humor comes from the apparent simplicity of the task: Why not just take the egg into one’s own hands and crack it open? However, Rube Goldberg was onto something: We humans are living Rube Goldberg machines. That simple act of cracking open an egg requires an inordinately complex sequence of events to occur within our bodies.

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