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.

‘Herd immunity’ hurdle

Science | Mass immunizations against Ebola offer little promise of success
by Julie Borg
Posted 5/24/18, 03:05 pm

On the heels of the World Health Organization’s announcement of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a new research study cast doubt on the ability of mass vaccination campaigns to prevent such Ebola outbreaks in the future.

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Healing harvest

Science | The case for adult stem cells is stronger than ever
by Julie Borg
Posted 5/03/18, 01:54 pm

A new study just revealed that the process of turning adult cells, even those from the elderly, into stem cells reverses aging, upending the controversial idea that embryonic stem cells are superior.

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A butterfly’s view of cancer

Science | Another one of God’s designs inspires doctors and scientists
by Julie Borg
Posted 4/26/18, 03:07 pm

A team of researchers, intrigued by the way God designed the morpho butterfly’s eyes, recently imitated the creature’s visual system to create a surgical camera that far outperforms any devices designed by human engineers.

The morpho butterfly’s wings are studded with nanostructures that give the insect its brilliant blue color. Its eyes contain similar structures that allow it to simultaneously see both visible and infrared light, the feature the bioengineers imitated in the new surgical instrument.

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