Tag archive for National Institutes of Health

The Mysterious Case of the Renegade Receptor

No, this won’t be another long lecture about eating your vegetables, worthy as that theme might be. This is a mystery story. A whodunit.

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Self-healing plastic

Learning from Mother Nature, Marek Urban has been creating plastics that are able to heal their own damage.

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a valve for saving your heart

For twenty years, Naren Vyavahare has been dedicated to improving the treatments and procedures surrounding artificial heart valves.

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a gear head goes bio

His was not the usual path to a job fighting cancer. Stephen Foulger was a California dude, a surfer and gear head who built motorcycles.

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A bit dense

Psychologist Jim McCubbin knew last fall that news of his research had gone viral. Still, he was surprised when it made it to Saturday Night Live.

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transformations

A new generation of tools is allowing scientists to reveal, in breathtaking detail, once-hidden patterns of life.

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