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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, […]

Olympic rowers show that intense training without sufficient recovery can diminish bone health

Olympic rowers show that intense training without sufficient recovery can diminish bone health

Olympic rowers show that intense training without sufficient recovery can diminish bone health By Zachary Panton ’19     For decades, scientists have clearly established that regular exercise has major benefits for overall health, including not only heart health, but also bone health. Regular exercise increases the concentration of minerals […]

Naked mole-rats ‘turn into plants’ when deprived of oxygen

Naked mole-rats ‘turn into plants’ when deprived of oxygen

Naked mole-rats ‘turn into plants’ when deprived of oxygen   By: John Beute ‘20, 4/23/17                       Naked mole-rats huddling together underground (Source: Wikimedia Commons) It is generally known that naked mole-rats have faces that only other naked mole-rats can love. […]

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 […]

  • Olympic rowers show that intense training without sufficient recovery can diminish bone health
  • Naked mole-rats ‘turn into plants’ when deprived of oxygen
  • 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)
Olympic rowers show that intense training without sufficient recovery can diminish bone health

Olympic rowers show that intense training without sufficient recovery can diminish bone health

Olympic rowers show that intense training without sufficient recovery can diminish bone health By Zachary Panton ’19     For decades, scientists have clearly established that regular exercise has major benefits for overall health, including not only heart health, but also bone health. Regular exercise increases the concentration of minerals […]

Naked mole-rats ‘turn into plants’ when deprived of oxygen

Naked mole-rats ‘turn into plants’ when deprived of oxygen

Naked mole-rats ‘turn into plants’ when deprived of oxygen   By: John Beute ‘20, 4/23/17                       Naked mole-rats huddling together underground (Source: Wikimedia Commons) It is generally known that naked mole-rats have faces that only other naked mole-rats can love. […]

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 […]

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