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Health

Addressing how cigarettes cause cardiovascular disease

Although cigarette smoking has long been linked to cardiovascular disease, scientists are still on the lookout for insights into how smoking causes this disease. A team of researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ...

Medical research

Low-dose radiation impacts skin sensitivity

In experiments where human skin tissue samples were exposed to low doses of ionizing radiation, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that a skin tissue model showed perturbations that suggest its stability ...

Medical research

Predicting immune system responses to various stimuli

Just like some people, macrophages—tiny cells that provide the immune system with a primary line of defense against pathogens—reveal a lot about themselves when challenged. Computer scientists and biologists at ...

Oncology & Cancer

A four-dimensional view of breast cancer treatment

Dr. Joe Gray, director of the Oregon Health & Science University Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine, addressed a capacity crowd at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory Auditorium at Pacific Northwest National ...

Other

A better look at the brain

The challenge of Dr. Mark Ellisman's life is understanding how the brain works. He wants to know how the interplay of structural, chemical, and electrical signals in and between cells of nervous tissue gives rise to behavior. To ...

Medical research

Genes, early environment sculpt the gut microbiome

Genetics and birthplace have a big effect on the make-up of the microbial community in the gut, according to research published Nov. 28. in the journal Nature Microbiology.

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