By: Ross Keller, 4th year PhD candidate in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Summer will be here soon, and after being stuck inside all winter, it will be welcomed with open arms. But as we plan trips to beaches and lakes around the country, a lot of us (including myself) will look at our pale arms and … Continue reading Why is Tanning Dangerous?
By: Sadie Steffens, 4th year PhD candidate in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program The paint color in our master bathroom has been a source of debate since we bought our house. While I am certain that the color is firmly in the purple part of the spectrum, my husband insists that the paint is blue. Period. Visiting … Continue reading When it Comes to Vision, Men and Women Really Aren’t Seeing Eye to Eye
By: Ross Keller, 4th year PhD candidate in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program In this fifth and final post of the War on Cancer series, I will discuss the future of cancer treatment. I will also tie in my previous posts of the series, which include: How Can We Win the War on Cancer? Targeted Therapy … Continue reading War on Cancer: The Future of Cancer Treatment
By: Ross Keller, 4th year PhD candidate in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program The War on Cancer series has so far covered: How Can We Win?, Targeted Therapy, and Tumor Relapse. In this fourth part of the War on Cancer, I will discuss a phenomenon that has only recently been pushed to the forefront of cancer biology, and … Continue reading War on Cancer: Tumors as Ecological Systems
By: Patrick Brown, 3rd year PhD candidate in the Biomedical Sciences Program There are an endless number of diet plans available today that purport to be the answer to all of our weight loss needs. Most of them are based on calorie restriction or minimizing intake of one of the major macromolecules found in food – fats, … Continue reading Why Do We Need Fats, Carbohydrates, and Proteins in our Diet?
By: Ross Keller, 3rd year PhD candidate in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Chemotherapy is one of the most important aspects of cancer treatment. Although an undesirable, draining procedure, it has extended the lives many cancer patients over many decades. However, there are significant limitations to drug therapy treatment for cancer. The biggest limitation is … Continue reading War on Cancer: Tumor Relapse
By: Ross Keller, 3rd year PhD candidate in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program A question was submitted to our blog asking: “How does animal research advance medicine?” It is an important question, and I will do my best to answer it. The average human life expectancy has increased dramatically over the past 100 years. In … Continue reading How Does Animal Research Advance Medicine?
By: Ross Keller, 3rd year PhD candidate in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program In an earlier post, I outlined a potential roadmap for the War on Cancer. I stated that in order to win, we need to define the genetic components of a specific cancer and design treatments based on that component. This is called … Continue reading The War on Cancer: Targeted Therapy
By: Alli Fries, 3rd year PhD candidate in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Chances are you have heard it from others and felt it yourself! One might experience that fluttery or squirmy feeling in their stomach in situations that trigger nervousness or fear, such as public speaking or climbing the first hill of an enormous roller coaster. … Continue reading Our Emotional Gut
Hey, readers! We want to hear from you! In our new segment, "Ask a Scientist," we'd like to answer your burning questions: don't understand a scientific concept? Curious about life as a graduate student in the biomedical sciences? Simply leave a comment on this post, or e-mail your question to firstname.lastname@example.org. A graduate student will address … Continue reading You Can Get Involved!