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Sewage Can Soon Be Converted into Bio-based Fuel

Sewage Can Soon Be Converted into Bio-based Fuel

Recent research findings at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has shown that wastewater treatment plants may have the potential to produce biocrude oil, which is a petroleum-substitute synthetic fuel, from ordinary sewage (1). The technological process being considered is called hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) (2). In HTL, […]

Using Mice to Track Human Migration Patterns

Using Mice to Track Human Migration Patterns

Using Mice to Track Human Migration Patterns Paul Harary ’19 Anyone who has ever found a mouse in their cupboard is acutely aware of the close relationship between humans and house mice.  Indeed, the house mouse – mus musculus – is so named because it thrives in and around homes […]

A New Role For Hippocampal Neurons Encoding Memories

A New Role For Hippocampal Neurons Encoding Memories

A New Role For Hippocampal Neurons Encoding Memories By James R. Howe VI ‘17 This spatial receptive field of a neuron in the entorhinal cortex represents sequences encoded in memories. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) A recent study published in Nature challenges a long-held orthodoxy in neuroscience: do neural networks that map […]

Nanoparticles May Help Deliver Drugs through Blood-Brain Barrier

Nanoparticles May Help Deliver Drugs through Blood-Brain Barrier

Nanoparticles May Help Deliver Drugs through Blood-Brain Barrier  Paul Harary ’19 Figure 1.  Nanoparticles can be attached to drugs and used to guide therapeutic agents through the blood-brain barrier to targets within the brain (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons) Researchers at the University of Washington in St. Louis recently discovered a […]

Humans’ Endogenous Retroviruses Influence Our Brain Development

Humans’ Endogenous Retroviruses Influence Our Brain Development

A recent article in ScienceDaily based on a publication in the journal Cell Reports describes a hot topic in neurobiology: the contribution of endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) towards human brain development (1,2). Perhaps the most famous retrovirus is HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, shown in Figure 1. Unlike HIV, however, ERVs are […]

When stress becomes deadly

Stress has long been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. New research suggests that a potential explanation for this correlation is due to increased activity of the amygdala, which may upregulate bone marrow activity and arterial inflammation. (Photo Credits: Flickr Creative Commons, bottled_void)

Whether it’s from upcoming exams, unpaid bills, or simply a long day at work, stress is an inevitable part of life. However, poor stress management can lead to severe health impairments, with several studies showing that chronic stress is particularly correlated with higher risk of heart disease, although scientists have […]

  • Using Mice to Track Human Migration Patterns
  • A New Role For Hippocampal Neurons Encoding Memories
  • Nanoparticles May Help Deliver Drugs through Blood-Brain Barrier
  • Humans’ Endogenous Retroviruses Influence Our Brain Development
  • Stress has long been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. New research suggests that a potential explanation for this correlation is due to increased activity of the amygdala, which may upregulate bone marrow activity and arterial inflammation. (Photo Credits: Flickr Creative Commons, bottled_void)
  • Physicists Cool Microscopic Drum to Near Absolute Zero
  • Professor Thomas Gilovich and the Psychology of Gratitude
Using Mice to Track Human Migration Patterns

Using Mice to Track Human Migration Patterns

Using Mice to Track Human Migration Patterns Paul Harary ’19 Anyone who has ever found a mouse in their cupboard is acutely aware of the close relationship between humans and house mice.  Indeed, the house mouse – mus musculus – is so named because it thrives in and around homes […]

A New Role For Hippocampal Neurons Encoding Memories

A New Role For Hippocampal Neurons Encoding Memories

A New Role For Hippocampal Neurons Encoding Memories By James R. Howe VI ‘17 This spatial receptive field of a neuron in the entorhinal cortex represents sequences encoded in memories. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) A recent study published in Nature challenges a long-held orthodoxy in neuroscience: do neural networks that map […]

Nanoparticles May Help Deliver Drugs through Blood-Brain Barrier

Nanoparticles May Help Deliver Drugs through Blood-Brain Barrier

Nanoparticles May Help Deliver Drugs through Blood-Brain Barrier  Paul Harary ’19 Figure 1.  Nanoparticles can be attached to drugs and used to guide therapeutic agents through the blood-brain barrier to targets within the brain (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons) Researchers at the University of Washington in St. Louis recently discovered a […]

Humans’ Endogenous Retroviruses Influence Our Brain Development

Humans’ Endogenous Retroviruses Influence Our Brain Development

A recent article in ScienceDaily based on a publication in the journal Cell Reports describes a hot topic in neurobiology: the contribution of endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) towards human brain development (1,2). Perhaps the most famous retrovirus is HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, shown in Figure 1. Unlike HIV, however, ERVs are […]

Stress has long been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. New research suggests that a potential explanation for this correlation is due to increased activity of the amygdala, which may upregulate bone marrow activity and arterial inflammation. (Photo Credits: Flickr Creative Commons, bottled_void)

When stress becomes deadly

Whether it’s from upcoming exams, unpaid bills, or simply a long day at work, stress is an inevitable part of life. However, poor stress management can lead to severe health impairments, with several studies showing that chronic stress is particularly correlated with higher risk of heart disease, although scientists have […]

Physicists Cool Microscopic Drum to Near Absolute Zero

Physicists Cool Microscopic Drum to Near Absolute Zero

According to a paper recently published in Nature, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have cooled a vibrating drum to an unprecedented one-fifth of a quantum of energy, approaching the previously perceived limit of absolute zero (1). Scientists use temperature to measure the thermal motion of […]

Professor Thomas Gilovich and the Psychology of Gratitude

Professor Thomas Gilovich and the Psychology of Gratitude

Thomas Gilovich, a professor of psychology at Cornell University, discussed his research in the psychological processes involved with gratitude and suggested potential ways to combat ingratitude while increasing happiness. Gratitude is associated with several benefits including greater sense of meaning in life, improved sleep, fewer doctor visits, and even feeling […]

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