Why Do We Need Fats, Carbohydrates, and Proteins in our Diet?

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?

War on Cancer: Tumor Relapse

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

How Does Animal Research Advance Medicine?

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?

Serendipity in Science: Understanding How Accidents Can Lead to Scientific Discoveries

By: Sadie Steffens, 3rd year PhD candidate in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program When the word "science" comes to mind, I think about carefully planned experiments designed to test a hypothesis.  These experiments are expected to produce a certain result to verify a scientific claim—but often, these carefully planned experiments yield unexpected, or even unwanted, results. … Continue reading Serendipity in Science: Understanding How Accidents Can Lead to Scientific Discoveries