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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 ›

Many Top-Selling Sunscreens Don’t Offer Adequate Protection

Marla Paul, Northwestern Medicine About 40 percent of the top selling sunscreens on don’t meet the American Academy of Dermatology’s guidelines for sunscreens. This was largely due to a lack of water or sweat resistance, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.  Read more

African-American genes show how slavery and the Great Migration shaped the U.S.

Princess Ojiaku, Quartz American history isn’t just something we learn about in school—it’s also something we carry in our genes. That’s one insight offered by a new study in PLOS Genetics on how slavery and African-American immigration patterns have shaped the contemporary demographics of the US. Read more