In early September—when the rains from Hurricane Harvey finally subsided in Houston, Texas—Seth Pedersen loaded up his pickup truck with sample collection kits, waders, rubber boots, buckets, and a small aluminum fishing boat. Pedersen, a second year graduate student in environmental engineering at Rice University, was on a mission to test the water in homes flooded by Hurricane Harvey.
Worldwide, at least one in 100 people have autism spectrum disorder. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put the number at one in 68. Despite the high prevalence and increased awareness of autism in recent years, the underlying mechanisms still remain unclarified.
A cardiologist and the NIH Chief Officer of Scientific Workforce Diversity reflects on what it will take to bring more women into biomedicine.
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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is fighting the good fight.
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A few years ago, the average person had no idea what the microbiome was, but now it is bantered about on quasi-medical talk shows, social media, and blogs almost as though it were the savior of human health: change your microbiome, change your world!
As a growing epidemic of opioid abuse in the United States can attest, pain, and how to treat it effectively and without serious side effects, is one of the foremost challenges in medicine today.
Ransomware and other cyber attacks on health centers have been in headlines lately due to the potentially devastating impact they can have on services and the seemingly rapid frequency in attacks.
Above: Depicted, from left to right: Chris Voigt, Ben Gordon, Rob Nicol. Photo by Lillie Paquette / MIT School of Engineering.
Living organisms are amazing feats of engineering: By following instructions encoded entirely in DNA, living systems can sense and respond to their environment, build intricate structures