I Recommend Eating Chips

Oh, hello, nice to see you, have a seat — let’s stress-eat some chips together. Let’s turn ourselves, briefly, into dusty-​fingered junk-food receptacles. This will force us to stop looking, for a few minutes, at the bramble of tabs we’ve had open on our internet browsers for all these awful months: the articles we’ve been…

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The Case for Stewed Tripe

There has always been a dreary little bin of calves’ feet and oxtail and chicken gizzards in the refrigerated meat case of our local grocery story, but what caught my eye recently was a gorgeous, extremely clean, garnet red beef kidney wrapped tight and pristine in plastic and prominently displayed like a jewel in a…

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Tiny molecules with a big impact

The human organism requires a variety of small molecules, such as sugars or fats, in order to function properly. The composition of these so-called metabolites and their interaction – the metabolism – varies from person to person and is dependent not only on external influences, such as nutrition, but also to a significant extent on…

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Recurrent GBM brain tumors with few mutations respond best to immunotherapy

DURHAM, N.C. – Glioblastoma brain tumors are especially perplexing. Inevitably lethal, the tumors occasionally respond to new immunotherapies after they’ve grown back, enabling up to 20% of patients to live well beyond predicted survival times. What causes this effect has long been the pursuit of researchers hoping to harness immunotherapies to extend more lives. New…

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