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Researchers discover ‘Marie Kondo’ protein which aids in organizing fruit fly embryos

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have discovered a protein in fruit fly embryos, dubbed Marie Kondo, that destroys maternal proteins. Much like namesake, author and clutter consultant Marie Kondo, this gene removes unnecessary molecules, keeping embryos organized. Fertilized egg cells are loaded with maternal molecules that control the earliest steps of… Read More »

Super Kena: A girl made fierce with hearing aids

Two-year-old Kena didn’t notice that her hearing aids were attracting attention during storytime at the library—but her mom did. “I can’t let other kids define who Kena is,” her mom, Krystyna, confided to Kena’s grandmother that evening. “I want her to be fierce.”  The children’s book “Super Kena: A GirlMade Fierce with Hearing Aids” The conversation resonated… Read More »

U.S. Conference on AIDS to Address Trump’s HIV Plan for America

In a year that saw the introduction of President Trump’s “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America,” it is only fitting that the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), held at a different city each year, will take place in Washington, DC, and focus on the structure, implementation and feasibility of Trump’s federal initiative.… Read More »

3D model aids surgeons in facilitating delicate procedure

3D printing is increasingly being used to facilitate medical procedures, with a Spanish organization saying it helped speed a cancer surgery. The Biodonostia Health Research Institute used a 3D-printed model to help surgeons plan and guide a procedure that removed more than one of a 64-year-old patient’s ribs without damaging his lungs. The use of… Read More »