The long-awaited for results of the LTS Best of 2019 Contest are in! With a total of 6 votes, the Best of 2019 blog post winner is: Newly identified gene variant may render hormonal birth control less effective by LTS' own Editor in Chief Sadie Dierschke With a total of 5 votes, 2nd place goes … Continue reading And the Winner is…
Greetings LTS readers! As we've settled into the new year, we'd like to take a look back on the news and views LTS brought to your attention in 2019. We had a great year creating, writing, and editing engaging posts for your enjoyment, and hopefully, to your scientific benefit. We hope you will cast your … Continue reading Best of 2019 Blog Contest
The judges’ scores have been tabulated, and we’re thrilled to announce the winners of our annual writing competition! 1st Place: Sadie Steffens - "What is 6 Weeks Worth? The Cost of Cancer Drugs and Extending Life" 2nd Place: Dan Hass - "Where in the Brain Does Deception Lie?" 3rd Place: Lina Jamis - "The Immersive World of Virtual Reality: Why VR … Continue reading Congratulations to the Winners of the 2nd Annual Lions Talk Science Blog Award!
Why is tanning dangerous? How does color perception differ between men and women? How do our brains filter out unimportant information, like the sound of the air conditioner whirring? These are just a few of our students' most recent posts that inspired this year's award theme. In celebration of the blog's 2nd birthday (today!), we're thrilled to … Continue reading 2nd Annual Lions Talk Science Blog Award: Accepting Submissions Now!
The judges' scores have been tabulated, and we're thrilled to announce the winners of our inaugural blog award! 1st Place: Caitlin Millett (The Danger of "I'm SO OCD!") 2nd Place: Lina Jamis (Exploring the Gene Myth) 3rd Place: Sang-Min Lee (Phospholipase C Activation Might Not Be Dopamine D1 Receptor Signaling) Thanks to everyone for participating. … Continue reading Congratulations to Winners of the 1st Annual Lions Talk Science Blog Award!
The following post is the third in our series of entries submitted for the 1st Annual Lions Talk Science Blog Award. This piece is by Sang-Min Lee, a 5th year PhD candidate in Pharmacology. The concept of receptor-drug interaction has been the main mechanism for how drugs develop their clinical benefits. Drugs generally have target molecules and … Continue reading Phospholipase C Activation May not be Dopamine D1 Receptor Signaling
The following post is the second in our series of entries submitted for the 1st Annual Lions Talk Science Blog Award. This piece is by Caitlin Millett, a 2nd year PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program. Have you ever heard a friend exclaim “I’m being so OCD right now!” when they can't help but double check for … Continue reading The Danger of “I’m so OCD!”
The following post is the first in our series of entries submitted for the 1st Annual Lions Talk Science Blog Award. This piece is by Lina Jamis, a student in the Anatomy Graduate Program. Researchers who study genetic interactions—of which there are thousands currently under study and billions more to be studied—often find themselves trying … Continue reading Exploring the Gene Myth
Since launching last May, Lions Talk Science has published over 30 blog posts written and edited by a bevy of talented, diverse graduate students at Penn State College of Medicine. The blog has been featured in a publication by the Association of American Medical Colleges, received thousands of page views, and has been widely shared … Continue reading 1st Annual Lions Talk Science Blog Award: Accepting Submissions NOW!