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Colleen Ballard at the hospital for egg retrieval surgery, part of the in vitro fertilization process.

A peek into PCOS

Jessica Krok, Contributor April 18, 2023

Colleen Ballard found out at age 21 she had a genetic reproductive condition that would prevent her from having children. “I was too scared to share with family and friends what was happening,” Ballard...

George, a 4 1/2-year-old German shepherd who lost his life to DCM from being fed Acana grain-free dog food. Photo credit: Jennifer Gentile

The silent heart disease that is killing dogs

Paige Mckinnon April 21, 2021

A possible link between expensive pet food and a potentially fatal heart condition, dilated cardiomyopathy, in dogs has left some owners grieving and others angry due to the misleading information from...

Dr. Steven Barger addresses how over time, different parts of the brain are affected, which causes Alzheimers disease. (Israel Campa // The Signpost)

Wildcats Brainstorming about Alzheimer’s and Dementia with Dr. Steven Barger

Adam Rubin March 22, 2021

Dr. Steven Barger is a national leader on the neurobiology of Alzheimer's disease and hosted a Neuroscience Lecture Series Event on March 17 alongside Dr. Aminda O'Hare, director of the Neuroscience Program...

Researchers are currently studying possible relationships between mental disorders and physical diseases. (Source: Tribune News Service)

Science Weekly: Unprecedented links between mental and physical health observed

Kellie Plumhof November 30, 2016

According to the World Health Organization, roughly 350 million people around the world are affected by depression.While depression correlates to mental health, researchers have long looked at the links...

A new study from researchers in Quebec said that e-cigarette vapors kill the cells in the mouth that are the first line of defense. (Source: Tribune News Service) Photo credit: Tribune News Service

E-cig vapors causing mouth cells to die

Kellie Plumhof November 23, 2016

In 2003 Hon Lik, a pharmacist, inventor and smoker, invented the first electronic cigarette that was commercially successful. Since its inception, the e-cigarette has grown in popularity. A team...

Science Weekly: Coffee drinkers, rejoice!

July 20, 2015

Whether it's a fresh brewed pot at home or an iced treat from Starbucks, statistics show that hundreds of millions of Americans love their coffee. However, the constant debate of whether drinking coffee...

Common misconceptions about Ebola

October 18, 2014

From reports saying that we are on the verge of an Ebola outbreak, to rumors of how the disease is actually spread and articles claiming that those who have died from Ebola are now rising up from...

Exploring Tourette's syndrome

October 9, 2014

  People suffering from mental illness fight a constant battle to be taken seriously. The issue of mental illness and its validity has been raised many times throughout history. The symptoms and...

Extreme medical conditions that changed the face of science

October 2, 2014

I don't know about you, but for me seeing the extremes the human body can be pushed to is interesting and terrifying all at the same time. Here are three cases of people who had conditions that caused...

Medical theories: A method to the madness

September 28, 2014

All great discoveries have one thing in common: they all started as theories. Doctors and scientists all over the world are constantly putting their time, resources and efforts into coming up with and...

Awareness and early detection helps fight cancer

September 7, 2014

Recently, videos of ALS ice bucket challenges have been prevalent on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and any other type of social media you can think of. Through social media, many people are now more aware...

Science Weekly: Scientists warn early stages of another mass extinction on Earth

July 25, 2014

Biodiversity on the planet is through trial and error. Species evolve and thrive while others go extinct. Scientists from all around the world published a new study in the journal Science that cautions...

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