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Max Levy

Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering

University of Colorado Boulder

I am a PhD candidate in chemical & biological engineering. My research is all about designing nanoparticles to kill multi-drug resistant bacteria. When I’m not zapping dangerous bacteria, I'm writing about all the ways scientists are trying to save lives around the world.

Max has authored 4 articles

With no vaccine anytime soon, how will we treat COVID-19?

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The science behind stopping this spiky spherical virus

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To stop pancreatic cancer from spreading, cut out the chatter

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By switching off cell-to-cell communication, researchers turned cancer’s bazooka into a rubber pistol

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Mosquito-borne diseases get a boost from climate change

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Bugs like it hot, and evolve faster when there's lots of carbon dioxide

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Futuristic organ-on-a-chip technology now seems more realistic than ever

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Researchers have pioneered what may be the most accurate simulation of kidney function to-date

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Meet the all-star cast of marine bacteria that can ruin your warm-weather activities

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Each member of the Vibrio family is unique, but they're all likely getting more common as the oceans warm

Netflix's new show, Diagnosis, replaces House M.D. with the crowd — and exposes failures in the U.S. healthcare system

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The patient in the first episode travels to Italy to get a diagnosis that never even occurred to her local doctors

How a pair of rude gut germs perfectly summarize our war against superbugs

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One overstays its welcome, and the other shows up unannounced to ruin the party

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Scientists are growing mini-intestines that stretch and bulge just like the real thing

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This could lead to developments in personalized medicine and treatment of chronic intestinal diseases

Juliann Tefft

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Pocket-sized DNA sequencers could soon stop food-borne pathogen outbreaks as soon as they start

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With new and improving technology, catching the annual romaine lettuce outbreak could get a lot easier

Bhavya Singh

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You're eating, drinking, and breathing microplastics. Now what?

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What are the health implications of eating 250 pieces of microplastic per day?

Anna Robuck

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Why scientists are transplanting artificially grown “brains” into living brains

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Scientists are making major strides in growing fully functional "mini brains" -- but what are the ethics of such science?

Yewande Pearse

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