To Vape or Not to Vape: The Truth About E-cigarettes

By Gail D’Souza The year is 2060. Scientists are recruiting former e-cigarette smokers to a study to examine the long-term effects of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) smoking. You think to yourself, “Well, I smoked back in 2020, so how could that affect me 40 years later?” Regardless, you sign up for the study, and the researchers … Continue reading To Vape or Not to Vape: The Truth About E-cigarettes

Key to a Healthy Mind is a Glass of Wine

By Savanna Ledford Anti-inflammatory properties of wine may protect you from Alzheimer’s Disease. From Olivia Lerche, Daily Express The Power of Wine             Research has shown that wine, the drink of choice for some when unwinding from a mentally exhausting day, may have a larger role for our health. What would you think if I … Continue reading Key to a Healthy Mind is a Glass of Wine

Growing Your Growth Mindset for Scientific Success

By Angela Snyder This time of year, NIH grant study sections are meeting and R01s, F31s, and other grant applications are being reviewed, discussed, and scored. Scientists at every career stage are receiving some positive feedback and a lot of criticism. While some individuals are able to post well-deserved celebratory Tweets, there are many more … Continue reading Growing Your Growth Mindset for Scientific Success

From Blood to Bone: What it Means to Donate Your Body to Science

By Elizabeth Lesko Frankenstein at work in his laboratory, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein1 Most people are familiar with the concept of donating your body to science – the cadavers used to teach medical students must come from somewhere after all – yet few have given much thought to exactly how one goes about donating their … Continue reading From Blood to Bone: What it Means to Donate Your Body to Science

The Bridge Between Pharma and the Clinic: A Career Interview with a Director of Medical Science Liaisons

By Stephanie Baringer Chris McNabb            As scientists, we have a duty to use science to improve the lives of patients. But even if we have the next cure for cancer, how do we get clinicians to listen? Scientists and clinicians often speak very different languages, and it can be difficult to convey ideas back and … Continue reading The Bridge Between Pharma and the Clinic: A Career Interview with a Director of Medical Science Liaisons

Why Effective Science Communication is Important, and How You Can Make Your Research More Accessible

By Mikayla McCord Science isn’t finished until it’s communicated. The communication to wider audiences is part of the job of being a scientist, and so how you communicate is absolutely vital”  - Sir Mark Walport1 We’ve all been there – you finally find a paper that pertains to your specific research interests. Feeling excited and optimistic, … Continue reading Why Effective Science Communication is Important, and How You Can Make Your Research More Accessible

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: Generational Trauma

By Brianna Evans Dr. Joy DeGruy coined the theory Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS) and defines it as, “a condition that exists when a population has experienced multigenerational trauma resulting from centuries of slavery and continues to experience oppression and institutionalized racism today.”1 Is it possible that trauma can be passed down generations? Many diseases … Continue reading Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: Generational Trauma

Obituary for the Arecibo Telescope

By Julia Simpson Isaac Newton famously wrote that “if I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” For 57 years, humanity stood on the metaphorical shoulders of the Arecibo telescope and uncovered far-reaching, incredible insights about our universe. As of December, that giant has fallen. Picture a rocky valley in … Continue reading Obituary for the Arecibo Telescope

A Neuroscientific Perspective of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

By Nicole Lookfong The COVID-19 pandemic has created psychological consequences within the population, such as an increased risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), by way of chronic stress, increased perception of threats, rising mortality rate, and limited resources1. Normally, the prevalence of PTSD in the United States is 7-8%, with individuals experiencing symptoms such … Continue reading A Neuroscientific Perspective of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Secret Weapons to Keeping Your Research Articles Organized

By Mariam Melkumyan As graduate students, we have access to millions of papers through websites like PubMed and Web of Science. All the information, while extremely useful, can become very overwhelming. Therefore, it is essential to have resources that will help organize the numerous articles we need and also find papers that are relevant to … Continue reading Secret Weapons to Keeping Your Research Articles Organized