What Killed Ötzi the Iceman?

One day in September of 1991, a couple of German tourists hiking in the Alps almost literally stumbled upon something amazing – the remains of what turned out to be Europe’s oldest mummy. The figure’s lower body was partially frozen in ice, but when archaeologists were able to extract it a few days later, they…

Organoids and the Quest for Curing Disease

Usually, when scientists want to study a prescription drug’s effectiveness at curing disease, they use lab animals like mice as test subjects and then relate the data they find to humans. But this method has its drawbacks; after all, human body functions much differently than a mouse’s. With a fairly recent breakthrough in biotechnology, now…