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  • Malaria Heroes: Alphonse Laveran.

    Malaria Heroes: Alphonse Laveran.

    Christopher_NW

    I have decided to launch a series of articles called “Malaria Heroes” which will give some information about some of the key figures throughout the modern history of malaria (i.e. since the 1800’s). The first of these heroes that led to a greater understanding of this parasitic infection is Dr. Charles Alphonse Laveran, a French […]

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  • Ow my feelings! A woo-full discussion of Chinese Medicine

    Ow my feelings! A woo-full discussion of Chinese Medicine

    Christopher_NW

    There are times when we find ourselves talking nonsense, and in need of some harsh truths. I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older and more cynical, but regardless, I have very little time for pushers and apologists of pseudoscience and quackery. Recently I got into an argument with a friend of a friend […]

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  • Snake Oil and Skepticism: Some recent examples.

    Snake Oil and Skepticism: Some recent examples.

    Christopher_NW

    I would like to introduce a new contributor to Mostly Science, a Mr. Bryce Harper. Bryce is a student of the humanities and if you are interested you can check out his blog here. Full disclosure, Bryce wrote this article and I edited it, adding only a minimal amount of additional text. Hope you enjoy. […]

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Curing Type 1 Diabetes with Gene Therapy

Curing Type 1 Diabetes with Gene Therapy

Wes

 

Type 1 diabetes mellitus (sometimes called insulin-dependent diabetes) is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas produces little or no insulin. People with this form of diabetes require injections of insulin every day to control the glucose levels in their blood, or they will die.

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