Mucus is Not Just for Swallowing Anymore
Week of February 15

noseDave, do you know that our mucus actually helps spread the flu virus? That’s a surprise! I knew that our mucus protects us from certain microbial invaders, but help the flu virus? No... More »

The Unique Gift of Human Speech
Week of February 8

human speechWe’re so enamored with products like Siri and Alexa because they can speak to us and the more human the better. Yeah, the google AI assistant caused quite a stir when it made a restaurant reservation that sounded just like a person because it injected “ums” when it spoke. We remain the only species on earth that can speak and process words...More »

Personalizing Medicine in Iceland
Week of February 1

icelandhouses Iceland shocked the sporting world when it tied Argentina in the 2018 World Cup. It’s also making waves in something called personalized medicine. The National Cancer Institute defines personalized or precision medicine as patient care that “allows doctors to select treatments that are most likely to help patients based on a genetic understanding of their disease”... More »

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