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…
Credit: Thanks for your like from Pixabay An endocrine disruptor is an exogenous chemical or mixture of chemicals that can bind to the body's endocrine receptors to activate or block natural hormone synthesis, resulting in modification of hormonal signals and normal endocrine function. Alternately, these chemicals can mimic naturally occurring hormones in the body, including … Continue reading Recommendations to Prevent Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the Pediatric Population
Burn out.It’s a common phrase heard in the hallways of many academic institutions. Burn out has become a major contributor to mental health issues among graduate schools across the country. Driving yourself intensely for an extended period of time can lead to graduate school burn out, and it can last for weeks, sometimes even months. … Continue reading Burn Out
Credit: 1388843 from Pixabay We’ve all had those moments at orientation. You hear a speaker say, “Look to your left, now look to your right…these are your colleagues but some of them might not make it to the end of this academic journey.” These moments can be taken in a plethora of ways but it’s … Continue reading Impostor Syndrome is 100% Real
Credit: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Anyone that’s taken a high school biology class is probably familiar with the central dogma of biology—DNA is transcribed into mRNA, which is translated into protein. Central Dogma of Biology As the basis for general biology, transcription and translation are fundamental to understanding the living systems scientists study. Despite the … Continue reading Lost in Translation
By Ross Keller, Editor-in-Chief Hello readers! It has been a pleasure to run the blog for the past two years. We have garnered interest in numerous posts about a wide range of topics, and I hope you've all learned a lot. I have now defended my dissertation, so my time as editor-in-chief is at an … Continue reading Meet our new Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Hass
By Jessica Parascando, Master of Public Health Student Are you still watching *inserts TV show*? This is a popular phrase with which many of us are all too familiar. “Binge-watching” is a term famously associated with Netflix and is defined as watching many or all episodes of a television series in rapid succession1. With 63% of … Continue reading Do you like Binge-watching? Your sleep may be suffering.
By: Amanda White, Research Technologist in the Department of Psychiatry Scientific conferences are an important way to learn about the latest developments in your field and to meet people who can help you advance your career. They are annual meetings organized by professional societies that include poster presentations, oral presentations, and social events. Conferences often … Continue reading The Scientific Conference Survival Guide
By: Caitlin Millett, 2nd year PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Program There are many benefits to participating in undergraduate research. In most cases, especially in STEM fields, writing a research thesis is a requirement for graduation. Moreover, it’s necessary for a strong application to graduate or medical school. That said, there are many aspects of … Continue reading “How Can I Join a Lab as an Undergraduate?”
Welcome, readers! "Lions Talk Science" is a blog written by the graduate students of Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The purpose of this blog is fourfold: To increase public understanding of biomedical research going on at Penn State College of Medicine; To give a glimpse into the day in the life of … Continue reading Welcome to “Lions Talk Science”!