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Cell Migration: a Diverse Dance Fundamental to Life and Disease

Article   May 22, 2019

Cell Migration: Clinical Relevance, Unique Movement Patterns and Driving Technologies

Image credit: Baker Lab, Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan

Michele Wilson PhD

Science Writer



Addressing Gender Bias – “It Is Time to End the Tradition in Science of All-Male Speaking Panels”


Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Director of the National Institutes of Health, has recently directly addressed the issue of underrepresented groups in science: "Too often, women and members of other groups underrepresented in science are conspicuously missing in the marquee speaking slots at scientific meetings and other high-level conferences.”


What Do We Need? Good Vaccine Design! When Do We Need It? Now!


The infectious agents that continually assault our bodies are many and diverse. Even just a few decades ago, diseases such as smallpox and typhoid were killing millions every year and some still are. Thankfully for us, at least for some diseases, this picture has changed, and the development of vaccines has played a not insignificant role in this achievement.


Can We Really Measure Stress?


Oxford Medistress, developer of the Leukocyte Coping Capacity (LCC) test, says that the test can measure your stress levels in 10 minutes, by sampling a drop of your blood. Could the test revolutionize the field of stress diagnostics? In this article we explore the history of measuring stress, and find out whether the LCC will be a milestone or side-note in that history.



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