How Close Are We to Harnessing Synthetic Life?

WHAT IF WE TOLD YOU THAT IN THE NOT-TOO-DISTANT FUTURE, YOU COULD LOG ONTO YOUR COMPUTER AND PROGRAM LIVING CELLS LIKE SOFTWARE? EVER SINCE SCIENTISTS UNLOCKED THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF BIOLOGY – DNA– WE’VE MADE MASSIVE STRIDES IN UNDERSTANDING THE ‘BASE CODE’ THAT UNDERLIES ALL LIVING THINGS. AND OVER THE PAST FEW DECADES, WE’VE BECOME […]

Kuzamura Ubuzima – Growing Health Rwanda (2019)

My name is Laurette Mushimiyimana. I am KU Program Coordinator and legal representative and public health professional. KU is a nutrition support program which we called “farming for child health” before. It was founded by Emelie and Medie, two clinicians from US, together with Ange and Venuste, two Rwandan activists. And the reason for it […]

Our Researchers: Jinjiao Wang

Hi, my name is Jinjiao Wang. I am an Assistant Professor here at University of Rochester, School of Nursing. My research areas are gerontological nursing with a focus on home health care for older adults. And the main idea is to better care for older adults who have multiple medical conditions and who also have […]

How Do Moles Become Cancerous?

Moles, birthmarks, beauty marks. Most people have multiple moles, and they come in lots of different shapes and sizes. Usually they’re harmless, but occasionally they could be a sign of a very serious disease: melanoma. So, when is a mole just a mole, and how does it turn into a deadly form of cancer? Now, […]

Does Better Education Mean Better Health?

education is associated with better health outcomes but trying to figure out whether it actually causes better health is tricky that's the topic of this week's healthcare triage people with at least some college education and mortality rates deaths per 1000 individuals per year less than half of those without any college education according to […]

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