Julie Borg

Julie is a clinical psychologist and writer who lives in Dayton, Ohio. She reports on science and intelligent design for WORLD Magazine and WORLD Digital.

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If it looks like an ape …

Science | Recent skeletal analysis pokes holes in human ancestry theory
by Julie Borg
Posted 7/19/18, 03:33 pm

The species that evolutionists have pegged as an early human ancestor seems to have more in common with apes, according to a recent analysis of the skeleton of a 3-year-old Australopithecus afarensis.

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A green farming movement

Science | Agroecology: Sensible idea or costly green initiative?
by Julie Borg
Posted 7/19/18, 03:13 pm

Agroecology, a back-to-nature farming approach based on ecological science, is growing into a movement proponents hope will transform the way we grow food. “Farming the land as if nature doesn’t matter has been the model for much of the Western world’s food production system,” wrote agroecology advocates Daniel Moss and Mark Bittman in The New York Times recently. “The results haven’t been pretty: depleted soil, chemically fouled waters, … a worsening of public health and more.”

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Building a cancer-free ovary

Science | Researchers say artificial ovaries could preserve fertility for women fighting disease
by Julie Borg
Posted 7/12/18, 02:59 pm

Women diagnosed with cancer often face the risk that chemotherapy or radiation treatment will damage their ovaries and leave them infertile. Doctors can remove and freeze all or part of the ovary and its follicles to transplant after treatment, but ovarian tissue can sometimes harbor cancerous cells and reintroduce malignancy after transplant.

But recent research at University Hospital of Copenhagen Rigshospitalet in Denmark could offer women another option.

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