How to talk to yourself

By Andrew O’Keeffe Commonly, we think of communication occurring between individuals of a species. However, within the individual, different organs and cells must also communicate with each other. The nervous system can coordinate the functions of different organs throughout the body quicker than the blink of an eye. A neuron (nerve cell) depicting the axon…

What can data science tell us about influenza?

by Gabriela Cybis For most people, catching the flu is a common minor inconvenience: they get a bad headache, maybe a fever, sore throat, cough, sometimes they will miss a day or two of work and be miserable at home for a while. But after a few days it is back to business as usual.  Most…

The Importance of Age-Specific Medication for Newborns

by JJ Bhongsatiern When the father of a baby girl told me of the recent death of his daughter, he spoke of his great pain and confusion. His recently born (newborn) daughter had been prescribed a codeine-containing cough medicine of the same type that previously had been helpful to the father when he had a cough.…