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

Why Effective Science Communication is Important, and How You Can Make Your Research More Accessible

By Mikayla McCord Science isn’t finished until it’s communicated. The communication to wider audiences is part of the job of being a scientist, and so how you communicate is absolutely vital”  - Sir Mark Walport1 We’ve all been there – you finally find a paper that pertains to your specific research interests. Feeling excited and optimistic, … Continue reading Why Effective Science Communication is Important, and How You Can Make Your Research More Accessible

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: Generational Trauma

By Brianna Evans Dr. Joy DeGruy coined the theory Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS) and defines it as, “a condition that exists when a population has experienced multigenerational trauma resulting from centuries of slavery and continues to experience oppression and institutionalized racism today.”1 Is it possible that trauma can be passed down generations? Many diseases … Continue reading Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: Generational Trauma

Obituary for the Arecibo Telescope

By Julia Simpson Isaac Newton famously wrote that “if I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” For 57 years, humanity stood on the metaphorical shoulders of the Arecibo telescope and uncovered far-reaching, incredible insights about our universe. As of December, that giant has fallen. Picture a rocky valley in … Continue reading Obituary for the Arecibo Telescope

A Neuroscientific Perspective of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

By Nicole Lookfong The COVID-19 pandemic has created psychological consequences within the population, such as an increased risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), by way of chronic stress, increased perception of threats, rising mortality rate, and limited resources1. Normally, the prevalence of PTSD in the United States is 7-8%, with individuals experiencing symptoms such … Continue reading A Neuroscientific Perspective of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Secret Weapons to Keeping Your Research Articles Organized

By Mariam Melkumyan As graduate students, we have access to millions of papers through websites like PubMed and Web of Science. All the information, while extremely useful, can become very overwhelming. Therefore, it is essential to have resources that will help organize the numerous articles we need and also find papers that are relevant to … Continue reading Secret Weapons to Keeping Your Research Articles Organized

Fine Dining with Fruit Caviar and Spaghetti

By Cole Burgess As the holidays rapidly approach, the number of cooking and baking shows that I watch exponentially increases. Although I remain an average or below-average cook, my knowledge of innovative cooking techniques expands. Currently, my favorite technique that chefs use is termed 'molecular gastronomy.' This technique characterizes chefs who explore food presentation and … Continue reading Fine Dining with Fruit Caviar and Spaghetti

How Neanderthals Impacted Our Health

By Kevin Fundora Reconstruction of a male and female Neanderthal.(ScienceSource, S. Entressangle & E. Daynes) Do you sunburn easily or suffer from allergies? Are you wondering why some people have severe symptoms from COVID-19 while others do just fine? The reason why may be from genes we inherited from another species of human, the Neanderthals. … Continue reading How Neanderthals Impacted Our Health

I Make the Good Guts Go Bad: An Introduction to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By Stephen Matthews There’s a lot of misconception surrounding inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). I find most people have heard of it, but few people understand what it is or what patients with IBD deal with. As a researcher working on IBD, I thought I could take some time to explain some of the complications, treatments … Continue reading I Make the Good Guts Go Bad: An Introduction to Inflammatory Bowel Disease