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Doctors try CRISPR gene editing for cancer, a 1st in the US

The first attempt in the United States to use a gene editing tool called CRISPR against cancer seems safe in the three patients who have had it so far, but it’s too soon to know if it will improve survival, doctors reported Wednesday.

The Dark Side of Light

Beneath the surface of one of Germany’s deepest lakes, researchers are studying the hidden effects of artificial light.

Scientists rethink Alzheimer’s, diversifying the drug search

When researchers at the University of Kentucky compare brains donated from people who died with dementia, very rarely do they find one that bears only Alzheimer’s trademark plaques and tangles — no other damage. That hard-won lesson helps explain how scientists are rethinking Alzheimer’s.

A peek into opioid users’ brains as they try to quit

Government scientists are starting to peek into the brains of people caught in the nation’s opioid epidemic, to see if medicines proven to treat addiction, like methadone, do more than ease the cravings and withdrawal.

Using Case Studies with Large Classes

Case studies are powerful tools for teaching. In this article, hear from University of Oklahoma professor Phil Gibson about how he uses case studies with his students to foster community within his classroom. 

Science Says: Sex and Gender aren’t the same

Anatomy at birth may prompt a check in the “male” or “female” box on the birth certificate — but to doctors and scientists, sex and gender aren’t always the same thing.

The Trump administration purportedly is considering defining gender as determined by sex organs at birth, which if a

Modifying BioInteractive Resources for an Anatomy and Physiology Course

If you teach Anatomy and Physiology, and want to hear about how to incorporate BioInteractive resources into a variety of units, check out this article from Davenport University professor Melissa Haswell on how she uses BioInteractive’s lactase resources with her nursing students.