Give Me a Boost! The Debate on the COVID-19 Booster Vaccine

By Gaelyn Lyons There has been a lot of talk lately about the COVID-19 booster vaccine, especially with new variants arising and Pfizer submitting an application to the FDA for a booster against COVID-19. The first two jabs have been found to significantly protect individuals from severe symptoms and reduce the risk of hospitalization.1 However, … Continue reading Give Me a Boost! The Debate on the COVID-19 Booster Vaccine

Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (SCT): An Explanation of the Syndrome and its Impact on Learning

By Rachel Kallus, Psy. D How often do you feel tired, spacy, confused, and in your own world as you get through the day? The answer is probably quite different if you are a college student, overnight shift worker, new (or not so new) parent, or a vacationer on the beach. Despite different answers, we … Continue reading Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (SCT): An Explanation of the Syndrome and its Impact on Learning

Looking Past Amyloid-β: Emerging Alzheimer’s Disease Therapies

By Stephanie Baringer Medical history was made on June 7th, 2021, when the FDA approved aducanumab, an anti-amyloid-β (Aβ) monoclonal antibody for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a devastating neurodegenerative disease characterized by cognitive decline and memory loss1. Aducanumab is the first AD drug to be approved in nearly 18 years and is the first to target … Continue reading Looking Past Amyloid-β: Emerging Alzheimer’s Disease Therapies

Winner of Summer 2021 LTS Best Blog Post

Thank you to everyone who voted for Lions Talk Science’s Best Blog Post of the Summer 2021 semester! The results are all in, and your favorite LTS article was "Feed Me Seymour! The Real-life Plants that Eat Meat" written by Ian Hayman! For his winning article, Ian will receive a $25 gift card! Additionally, our randomly chosen voter to win a $10 … Continue reading Winner of Summer 2021 LTS Best Blog Post

rFC: The Solution to Ending Industrialized Vampirism of Horseshoe Crab Blood

By Julia Simpson Imagine for a moment you’re in a bar with a group of friends; it’s science-themed trivia night – which you’re attending, because you’re awesome – and the announcer says, “okay folks, final question: the modern medical research industry and healthcare system depend on harvesting a critical chemical from what blue-blooded ocean-dwelling creature?” … Continue reading rFC: The Solution to Ending Industrialized Vampirism of Horseshoe Crab Blood