Ruth Ann Agir

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The FDA just approved a game-changing cancer treatment

CAR T-cell immunotherapy is a brand new way treat cancer.<p>Today, the Food and Drug Administration approved a brand new type of cancer treatment: One that employs the body’s immune system—a method known as immunotherapy—to fight cancer. This approval marks the first use of gene editing to treat …

Immunotherapy

You can actually be allergic to exercise

Some people have a real excuse to skip the gym.<p>Joe O’Leary went to dinner with his parents at around 8 p.m. one Wednesday in March of 2015. He split a pizza, topped with tomatoes and peppers, with his mom. Then he set out for the gym and hopped on the elliptical. But about a half-hour into the …

Allergens

Genetically engineered bacteria—spread by mosquito sex—could spell the end of malaria

Scientists spent ten years developing the special bug.<p>The mosquito is a delicate insect, with spindly legs and a graceful proboscis. The parasitic, single-celled organisms that spread malaria are even smaller and more fragile, and scientists are trying their hardest to remove them from the planet. …

Biology

Why the latest study on football players’ brains is so important

Researchers found evidence of CTE in 99 percent of the deceased former NFL players they studied.<p>Football is a dangerous sport and can take its toll on nearly every bone, muscle, and organ in the body. But recently, scientists have become particularly concerned about the brain. They’ve found that …

Why your muscles hurt so much the day after you work out

Next time: Slow and steady.<p>Ever woken up the day after a workout and wondered what you did to deserve such pain?<p>I’m talking about soreness. That pain can stem from several sources, and understanding what's behind yours will help you best remedy it—and find ways to potentially prevent it in the …

Muscle

Yes, you can still get the bubonic plague. Here's what to look out for.

It's less terrifying than you might think.<p>“Bubonic” is almost onomatopoeic. It sounds bulbous and grotesque and ancient. It sounds like something your great great grandmother might have contracted as a child, along with “the consumption.” So when headlines proclaim that the bubonic plague is alive …

Environmental Health

This protein makes your heart fit without actually exercising it

No gym membership necessary.<p>It’s no secret that exercise makes your heart bigger in a healthy way, helping it to pump blood more efficiently and lessening the potential for heart failure. Figuring out a way to mimic the way exercise manages to do this could be an extremely beneficial way to treat …

Exercise

Hidden Gems: 5 beautiful, but lesser known typefaces

When you’ve been making and collecting type for over 100 years like we have, you accumulate a lot of typefaces. We combed through our libraries to …