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  • Martin Burke: Replacing Lost Proteins to Treat Disease April 10, 2024
    Dr. Martin Burke has dedicated his career to developing molecules that can fill in for those that are missing in diseases like cystic fibrosis.
    Chrissa Chverchko
  • What Is Genetics? April 8, 2024
    Genetics is the study of how traits are inherited via DNA. Most DNA is the same for all people, but small differences affect appearance and health.
    Chrissa Chverchko
  • In Other Words: What Being Unionized Means for Molecules April 3, 2024
    In chemistry, unionized means “not electrically charged.” A molecule’s charge, or lack thereof, affects how it behaves in our bodies and in the lab.
    Chrissa Chverchko
  • Investigating the Primary Cilium: Q&A With Xuecai Ge March 27, 2024
    Dr. Xuecai Ge shares how her mom inspired her career and what makes the primary cilium fascinating.
    Chrissa Chverchko
  • What Is the Microbiome? March 20, 2024
    The microbiome is the collection of all the microorganisms that live in a certain area. The human body's microbiome helps keep us healthy.
    Chrissa Chverchko
  • Science Snippet: Examining Enzymes March 13, 2024
    Enzymes are biological catalysts that speed up the rates of chemical reactions that otherwise may never occur in nature.
    Chrissa Chverchko
  • Quiz: Do You Know Your Immune System? March 11, 2024
    The final post in our immunology miniseries will test your knowledge of the immune system. Can you get all five questions right?
    Chrissa Chverchko
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