Losing Weight by Gene Editing Your Fat Cells
Week of March 5

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How much do you enjoy dieting? I thought so – most of us would rather play in traffic on the interstate than stick to a diet! Did you know you’d have an advantage if you had the “right” kind of fat cells? Scientists are using gene editing to convert white fat cells into energy-burning brown fat cells... More »

Engineering Mosquitos to Prevent Disease
Week of February 26

mosquitoYou probably agree with the saying, the bee is praised, the mosquito is swatted because they’re vectors for some nasty viruses. Mosquitos can spread Zika, dengue, West Nile, Eastern Equine Encephalitis and malaria which is a major killer around the world... More »

We Are Wired for Sugar
Week of February 19

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Norbert, when your tongue is enjoying your mouthful of ice cream, another body part may be tasting that tasty treat. When you say “taste” what you really mean is “sense." There may be a whole other pathway to the brain toggling our sugar switch and it’s in our gut... More »


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