Disparities in Genetic Testing Widens the Gap in Medical Treatment for Minorities

By Olivia Marx Did you know that there are more genetic differences between populations of Africa than there are between Africans and Eurasians?1 Despite the worldwide diversity of genetic sequences, most of the thousands of genomes that have been recorded have been from people of European background. Even with the decades of time and effort … Continue reading Disparities in Genetic Testing Widens the Gap in Medical Treatment for Minorities

How Brian May Genetically Recombined Rock Music with Astrophysics in 1975

By Julia Simpson Setting the scene for November 21st, 1975: The Vietnam War had ended in April1 and the success of the US-Soviet Apollo-Soyuz mission in July offered hope of geopolitical stability2. NASA’s Venera 9 mission departed Earth for Venus in June, and in October, it beamed back the first-ever images of another planet’s surface3. … Continue reading How Brian May Genetically Recombined Rock Music with Astrophysics in 1975

Benchwork Outside of Academia: A Career Interview with an Industry Scientist

By Stephanie Baringer Many trainees enter graduate school because they truly enjoy performing experiments. They live off the feeling of when an assay finally works after months of optimization. For some, the highs of success outweigh the lows of failed experiments. However, the thought of becoming a principal investigator (PI) and running your own lab, … Continue reading Benchwork Outside of Academia: A Career Interview with an Industry Scientist

Heart to Heart: How a Single Nucleotide Change Can Restructure the Heart

By Joseph Cirilo Have you ever experienced one of those days where you come home after a long day of work, sit down to relax to some Netflix or Hulu, and then whatever you decide to watch throws work right back into your face? Well, I recently had this experience while watching the TV show … Continue reading Heart to Heart: How a Single Nucleotide Change Can Restructure the Heart

Stepping Stones to the Clinic: A Career Interview with a Clinical Trials Coordinator

By Stephanie Baringer After long periods at the bench, many trainees discover they wish to facilitate more change in patient lives and work on the translational side of research. However, many Ph.D. level positions require experience in the clinical realm. As bench scientists, we typically don’t have that type of involvement before the time of … Continue reading Stepping Stones to the Clinic: A Career Interview with a Clinical Trials Coordinator

LTS Summer 2020 Best Blog Results are in!

Thank you to everyone who voted for Lions Talk Science’s best blog post of the Summer 2020 semester! The results are all in, and your favorite LTS article from the spring semester was "The Re-Introduction of Psychedelics in Medicine" written by Rahul Nachnani. For his winning article, Rahul will receive a $25 gift card!  Additionally, our randomly … Continue reading LTS Summer 2020 Best Blog Results are in!