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The Hunt for the Fat Gene

Medical researcher Richard Johnson, of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, talks about his October Scientific American article "The Fat Gene," co-authored by anthropologist Peter Andrews of University College London and the Natural History Museum in London. Their piece is about how a genetic mutation in prehistoric apes may underlie today’s pandemic of obesity and diabetes  

September 16, 2015 — Steve Mirsky

The Origin of Wine

Imbibing the liquid of fermented fruit may have had its start in medicinal traditions

August 20, 2009 — Brendan Borrell

What is Sarcoidosis?

Could the mysterious disease that plagued comedian Bernie Mac for 25 years have played a role in his death?

August 12, 2008 — Nikhil Swaminathan

Adoptive Immunotherapy for Cancer

Also called cell-transfer therapy, it is one of a new class of approaches being developed to strengthen the innate ability of the immune system to fight cancer

May 1, 1990 — Steven A. Rosenberg