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Building Bodies

Scientific innovation is transforming healthcare—one of the places innovation is most urgently needed. Learn about how we're fighting cancer, augmenting humans, and building the future human.

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, Boston University

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Neurons and cancer cells are a dangerous duo

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Claudia Lopez-Lloreda, University of Pennsylvania

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Bacteria from our guts have the tools to solve blood bank shortages

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Lauren Sara McKee, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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People trust scientists, says landmark survey, but there are troubling trends

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Landmark Wellcome Global Monitor report surveyed over 140,000 people in 140 countries

Farah Qaiser, University of Toronto

Saliva is just what we needed to create a new malaria vaccine

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Hannah Thomasy, University of Washington

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Evolution is a lot messier than we thought

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Melanie Silvis, UC San Francisco

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Here's how to avoid outliving your own bones

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Hit the gym and find the sunshine vitamin

Emily Atkinson, Indiana University School of Medicine

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Scientists are recruiting live bacteria to fight deadly infections

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Devang Mehta, University of Alberta

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Diabetes is a much stranger disease than I realized

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We don't really know what causes diabetes, but it involves these misshapen proteins infecting each other

Dan Samorodnitsky

A scientist explains why you should approach exciting microbiome news with caution

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We know the microbiome is important to health, but we're still developing the tools to understand how and why

Ilana Arbisser, Stanford University