By Mariam Melkumyan Burnout is unfortunately a common feeling among graduate students. While you can find information on ways to fight burnout in a 2019 LTS article, in this piece, I intend to dive deeper and examine the neuroscience behind burnout. First, as a quick reminder of the definition of burnout: Burnout is a process … Continue reading Help! My brain is on fire!
By Alexandra Evans Most Americans are guilty of it, but how much time do we spend staring at our screens throughout the day? A Nielson Total Audience Report published in 2017 determined that a majority of Americans spend approximately 10 hours a day staring at a screen, whether that be a computer, laptop, smartphone, or … Continue reading Can nature work to nurture our brains?
By Stephanie Baringer Imagine this: you are at a family gathering and your mom sees your newest tattoo and starts to interrogate you on the purpose of your new ink masterpiece. In a mix of excitement and internalized teenage angst you exclaim, “But mom, you don’t understand! This tattoo could save my life!” Maybe that … Continue reading Biosensing Tattoos Your Mother Would Approve Of
By Carli King Ring in the new year with a lifesaving resolution: donating blood in 2023. Even a donation of one pint of blood has the possibility to save up to three lives1. Despite approximately 63% of the United States population being considered eligible blood donors2, only a mere 3% of the population currently donates … Continue reading Give “Seeing Red” a New Meaning by Donating Blood
By Sarah Latario For over three decades, African clawed frogs were the embodiment of pregnancy tests, rather than the small kits found in the drug store. After the British scientist Lancelot Hogben discovered that injecting urine samples from pregnant women caused the frogs to lay eggs, they became the standard for pregnancy tests across the … Continue reading Amphibians with Answers: How African Clawed Frogs Have Shaped Biomedical Research
Thank you to everyone who voted for Lions Talk Science’s Best Blog Post of Fall 2022! This semester’s competition was unbelievably close. The results are in, and your favorite LTS article was "Buyers Beware: The Problem with Pinkwashing" written by our new writer, Carli King! For her winning article, Carli will receive a $25 gift card! Additionally, our randomly chosen voter to … Continue reading Winner of Fall 2022 LTS Best Blog Post
By Afton Widdershins If you took a biology class during your school years, you may be familiar with the concept of evolution, the idea that living things acquire changes that they can pass on to their offspring. These changes begin as tiny, random mutations acquired as genetic information is copied imperfectly from parent to offspring. … Continue reading What Does Evolution Teach Us About Medicine?
By Gaelyn Lyons Finals are just around the corner, and you're scrambling to study for that last exam. You're probably stressed out, having a hard time focusing, and *most likely* losing sleep. First, let's take a deep breath. Breathe in. Breathe out. How are you feeling? Are you still stressed? Then let me tell you … Continue reading Bring the Beat In: How the Brain Processes Binaural Beats and the Potential Cognitive Benefits the Beats Provide
By Jessica Heebner There was a time in the United States where there was very little standing in the way of you being exploited as a worker. There was no OSHA, no minimum wage, no age restrictions, and certainly no worker’s compensation for injuries received on the job. If you were injured and could no … Continue reading A Fair Day’s Wage for a Fair Day’s Work
By Hannah Johnson Figure 1: A box of aspirin. When you have a headache, a fever, or inflammation, the usual response to obtain relief would be taking an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug), such as aspirin or ibuprofen. While these are common over the counter (OTC) drugs that are often found in a person’s medicine cabinet, … Continue reading Aspirin and Its Evolution Across Decades