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Month: November 2019

Passalong Houseplants

By Beth Botts, October 10, 2019 “There’s an Instagram-fueled boom in houseplants today, which means I’ve come back into fashion for a while. This tends to happen to me every few decades if I just keep doing what I’ve always done. I come from gardening people, who tend also to be houseplant people. Even in… Read More ›

Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries

By Cindy Kuzma and Carrie Jackson Cheadle. Injuries affect every athlete, from the elite Olympian to the weekend racer. In the moment, a traumatic crash, a torn muscle, or a stress fracture can feel like the most devastating event possible. While some athletes are destroyed by the experience, others emerge from their recovery better, stronger,… Read More ›

The Paradox of Malaria: Protection Against Antibiotic Resistance in High-Transmission Areas

By Lakshmi Chandrasekaran, April 1, 2019 ” In the early 17th century, two French scientists successfully extracted quinine—a potent medication that is highly effective against malaria [2]—from the bark of the cinchona tree. Since then, physicians and researchers have raced to treat and prevent the disease. Chloroquine, a synthetic alternative of quinine that was produced to… Read More ›