The Search for Blue No. 1

By Hannah Johnson Photo Credit: Rebecca Robbins, Mars Wrigley Global Innovation Center from https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/new-natural-blue-food-coloring Have you ever wondered about the industry behind the color of your food? So much of what we eat is transformed into more vibrant and distinguishable colors and this is especially true for manufactured foods, such as candy, cereal, and jelly. … Continue reading The Search for Blue No. 1

See That Toxic Person? Remedy the Situation to Improve Your Productivity

By Savanna Ledford and Gail D'Souza Photo Credit: David Miller, Goalcast1 Monday morning, we meet again. As you grab that delicious cup of coffee you walk in dismay to your workspace thinking, “I truly hope Jo isn’t at the meeting today.” You are already dreading the negative comments, bullying, gossiping, and clique-y behavior that will … Continue reading See That Toxic Person? Remedy the Situation to Improve Your Productivity

Chasing the Dream of the Dermal Regenerator

By Julia Simpson Adventures exploring the Final Frontier make for entertaining television – the enduring success of Star Trek since the original series’ airing (1966-1969)1 testifies to that – but for the characters navigating often tumultuous interspecies politics, adventure can be a dangerous business. Fortunately for those characters, by the time Star Trek: The Next … Continue reading Chasing the Dream of the Dermal Regenerator

Sun Protection and Skin Cancer: Myths and Facts

By Elizabeth Lesko With warm weather and sunny days occurring with increasing frequency, I thought it might be a good time to discuss a topic that is near and dear to my research: ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and skin cancer. Throughout my tenure as a dermatology-focused graduate student I have come across a plethora of misinformation … Continue reading Sun Protection and Skin Cancer: Myths and Facts

To Vape or Not to Vape: The Truth About E-cigarettes

By Gail D’Souza The year is 2060. Scientists are recruiting former e-cigarette smokers to a study to examine the long-term effects of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) smoking. You think to yourself, “Well, I smoked back in 2020, so how could that affect me 40 years later?” Regardless, you sign up for the study, and the researchers … Continue reading To Vape or Not to Vape: The Truth About E-cigarettes

Key to a Healthy Mind is a Glass of Wine

By Savanna Ledford Anti-inflammatory properties of wine may protect you from Alzheimer’s Disease. From Olivia Lerche, Daily Express The Power of Wine             Research has shown that wine, the drink of choice for some when unwinding from a mentally exhausting day, may have a larger role for our health. What would you think if I … Continue reading Key to a Healthy Mind is a Glass of Wine

Growing Your Growth Mindset for Scientific Success

By Angela Snyder This time of year, NIH grant study sections are meeting and R01s, F31s, and other grant applications are being reviewed, discussed, and scored. Scientists at every career stage are receiving some positive feedback and a lot of criticism. While some individuals are able to post well-deserved celebratory Tweets, there are many more … Continue reading Growing Your Growth Mindset for Scientific Success

From Blood to Bone: What it Means to Donate Your Body to Science

By Elizabeth Lesko Frankenstein at work in his laboratory, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein1 Most people are familiar with the concept of donating your body to science – the cadavers used to teach medical students must come from somewhere after all – yet few have given much thought to exactly how one goes about donating their … Continue reading From Blood to Bone: What it Means to Donate Your Body to Science

The Bridge Between Pharma and the Clinic: A Career Interview with a Director of Medical Science Liaisons

By Stephanie Baringer Chris McNabb            As scientists, we have a duty to use science to improve the lives of patients. But even if we have the next cure for cancer, how do we get clinicians to listen? Scientists and clinicians often speak very different languages, and it can be difficult to convey ideas back and … Continue reading The Bridge Between Pharma and the Clinic: A Career Interview with a Director of Medical Science Liaisons