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Could Growing Vaccines in Plants Save Lives?

This flu season has been nasty in large part because the vaccine didn’t work as well as past versions. So scientists like Professor George Lomonossoff of the John Innes Centre are on the hunt for new ways to make better vaccines and think they might have found one -- by growing them in plants.

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Paige and the Virus Hunter
Paige and the Virus Hunter
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Paige and the Virus Hunter

Drugs couldn’t stop her infection — so she asked Ben Chan to get her a virus, instead.

By Kaitlin Ugolik

Drugs couldn’t stop her infection — so she asked Ben Chan to get her a virus, instead.

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Introducing Freethink
Introducing Freethink
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Introducing Freethink

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Precision Medicine Cured an “Untreatable” Stage IV Breast Cancer
Precision Medicine Cured  an “Untreatable” Stage IV Breast Cancer
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Precision Medicine Cured an “Untreatable” Stage IV Breast Cancer

Two years ago, she had two months to live.

By Dan Bier

Two years ago, she had two months to live.

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Neuroscientists Want to Beam Experiences Directly into Your Brain
Neuroscientists Want to Beam Experiences Directly into Your Brain
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Neuroscientists Want to Beam Experiences Directly into Your Brain

It's a breakthrough for the blind and paralyzed, not the first step toward the Matrix. (Promise.)

By Dan Bier

It's a breakthrough for the blind and paralyzed, not the first step toward the Matrix. (Promise.)

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The Robot Duck Helping Kids With Cancer
The Robot Duck Helping Kids With Cancer
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The Robot Duck Helping Kids With Cancer
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Nation of Artists and Freethink are proud to partner with Aflac, Sproutel and Carol Cone On Purpose for the launch of My Special Aflac Duck, a social robot designed to bring comfort and joy to kids with cancer, and already the winner of the Tech for a Better World Innovation Award at CES 2018, Engadget’s official Best of CES Awards for Best Unexpected Product, and the CES Showstoppers Award for…

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The Future of Sports and Human Performance
The Future of Sports and Human Performance
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The Future of Sports and Human Performance

Unpacking the science behind human performance with The Sports Gene author David Epstein

By Mike Riggs

Unpacking the science behind human performance with The Sports Gene author David Epstein

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Three Women Who Changed the Way We Think About Medicine
Three Women Who Changed the Way We Think About Medicine
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Three Women Who Changed the Way We Think About Medicine

From newborn health to AIDS treatment to DNA research, these brilliant women paved the way for incredible advances in the…

By Mike Riggs

From newborn health to AIDS treatment to DNA research, these brilliant women paved the way for incredible advances in the field of medicine.