Climage Change and Valley Fever
Week of November 22

climate change and valley feverOne impact of climate change most people probably don’t know about is the dramatic rise of dust storms. I had no idea. In fact, there’s been a two hundred forty percent increase in the number of dust storms which means more people are now suffering from Valley Fever... More »

Autism: Beyond the Genes
Week of November 15

autism geneAs scientists look for genes that may be responsible for Autism Spectrum disorders or ASD, a new study points to regions of DNA outside of genes. That may be confusing because normally with genetic disorders, you think of single gene mutations that cause disease, for example, sickle cell disease. However, in ASD, the genes involved that we know about so far only account for a small fraction of new cases. So, the question is can mutations in other regions of the DNA contribute to ASD?... More »

What Happened to one Twin in Space
Week of November 8

twins in spaceIdentical twins allow scientists to study how our environment affects the human body, even how well we adapt to space. And for that we can thank identical twin astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly. They’re the only twins to both go to space and serve on multiple missions. ... More »


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