In the July 7 SN: The impact hypothesis that won’t die, CAR-T cell therapy upgrades, bad news for Antarctica, a quoll conundrum, honeybees know zero, how volcanoes kill, Jupiter’s polar lightning and more.
DON’T LOOK DOWN In a new virtual reality therapy program, an animated coach guides participants through activities (like saving a cat from a tree) that help them overcome their fear of heights.
GUILTY AS CHARGED Human papillomavirus (shown) — especially types 16 and 18 —is responsible for nearly all cases of cervical cancer.
Laboratory of Tumor Virus Biology/NIH/Wikimedia Commons (adapted by E. Otwell)
CAR-T 2.0 An immune therapy for cancer using CAR-T cells (two shown in yellow, attacking a breast cancer cell) made a big splash in 2017, but it comes with serious side effects that researchers are trying to combat.