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Who to Heed for Medical Advice?

I am new to this whole blogging gig, but excited for the opportunity. You see, I come from a long line of writers. Though many members in my family choose to pen their thoughts using clay as a medium, my distant cousin — who wrote an influential physics paper…

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Holding onto the Edge: A New Look at How a SOMAmer Binds

A few fingers there, a couple more fingers over there and a couple well placed feet are all that separate rock climbers from the canyon floor hundreds of feet below. With the ease and grace of spiders, the experienced climbers maneuver quickly over the nearly smooth vertical rock face.

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A Beautiful Brain Besieged by Glioblastoma

The frog lies there, all splayed out and pinned. It will no longer ribbit or hop. Gone are its chances of being transformed into a prince with a simple kiss. Yet, this formaldehyde-soaked creature still fascinates.

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A Mermaid’s Tale About Knowledge Sourced from Genomics

In Disney’s The Little Mermaid (1989), a vivacious, inquisitive mermaid becomes infatuated with humans. She eagerly learns everything she can about these mysterious creatures. In her scholarly pursuits, she talks extensively with a seabird who satiates her curiosity...

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Cancer: The Ultimate Malware

A horrified astronaut utters over the radio, “Uh…Houston, we have a problem. Someone just hacked our computers. Now, we are viewing a message that states we must pay a ransom of 20,000 bitcoins or lose our top-20 karaoke playlist! Please...

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