Like the hairs they resemble, cilia come in all lengths, from short to long. But unlike the hair on our heads, the length of sensory cilia on nerve cells in our noses is of far more than merely cosmetic significance.
Health & Medicine
Blood Cancers Develop When Immune Cell DNA Editing Enzyme Hits Off-target Spots in the Genome, Penn Animal Study Finds
Sometimes when the immune system makes small mistakes, the body amplifies its response in a big way: Editing errors in the DNA of developing T and B cells can cause blood cancers.
Consequences of incarceration on former inmates and their families are well known. But how does imprisonment affect the health care system as a whole?
Susan Domchek of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how results from a breast cancer study might be skewed by the sampling process.
Most studies of psychological mechanisms involve watching those mechanisms in action and then devising a theory for how they work.
Almost all human beings are exposed to the respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, before their second birthdays. For most, the symptoms mimic those of the common cold: runny nose, coughing, sneezing, fever.
Bart De Jonghe of the School of Nursing is highlighted for researching the role the brain plays in nausea that follows chemotherapy treatment with cisplatin.
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What makes someone better at switching between different tasks?
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