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
Credit: Skeeze from Pixabay Scientists’ jobs depend upon answering thought-provoking questions, but as a consequence of working in niche research areas, the answers they discover often lack lasting impact on the wider scientific community. However, once in a while, a study will exceed the standard and provoke profound and universal ethical questions. Vrselja et al.’s … Continue reading Brainstorming a Way to Conquer Death
Hi folks, Typically Lion Talk Science gives our authors free reign to write about whatever they know, or are interested in learning about. But there's a lot of cool science out there that we haven't covered yet. We'd like to engage more with our readers, and that means asking for your help. So if you … Continue reading Bridging the Knowledge Gap
By: Amanda White, Research Technologist in the Department of Psychiatry The Philadelphia Eagles are an exciting NFL team to watch because you never know which team is going to show up: the one that puts up 30+ points, or the one that loses pitifully to the New York Giants. Watching a tennis match is just … Continue reading Making Mirrors: Our Brain’s Reaction to Familiar Movements
By: Andrew Huhn, 3rd year PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Program It’s no secret that America is getting bigger, and not for the better. The American Heart Association estimates that there are about 157 million overweight or obese adults in the United States. Over the last few decades, eating trends include larger portions and larger … Continue reading Food for Thought: Obesity as a Disease?