The significance of seeking diversity in science

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  “Hidden Figures,” a film depicting the lives of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, three African-American women who worked for and made great contributions to NASA, gave […]

Excessive social media use linked to depression

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Social media use has become an integral part of daily life for many young adults and new research has now found a possible link between depression and excessive social media […]

Skin cells turned into cancer hunters

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The world of medical science broke into new territory this week as researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Lineberger Comprehensive Care Center turned skin […]

Science Weekly: Surgery has a new glow

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Doctors at Duke University are testing a new agent that will cause cancer cells present in tumors to fluoresce or glow. This will allow surgeons to more effectively remove cancerous […]

Biometrics: A powerful tool for medical students

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Medicine is focused on the human body. The body is a system—several systems, in fact. To understand some specific “spot,” it pays to understand the “landscape” in which that spot […]

Science Weekly: And the Nobel goes to…

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The 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three researchers who improved the resolution of optical microscopes. The winners: Eric Betzig (United States), Stefan Hell (Germany) and William Moerner […]