By Ross Keller, PhD candidate in Biomedical Sciences You have probably heard vague notions about the health impacts of radon, but what is it exactly? And how does it impact health? Currently, radon is believed to be the second leading cause of environmentally caused lung cancer, following smoking. The National Cancer Institute estimates that 15,000-22,000 … Continue reading What is Radon? and how does it impact health?
By: Ross Keller, 4th year PhD candidate in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Summer will be here soon, and after being stuck inside all winter, it will be welcomed with open arms. But as we plan trips to beaches and lakes around the country, a lot of us (including myself) will look at our pale arms and … Continue reading Why is Tanning Dangerous?
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?
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?
By: Caitlin Millett, 2nd year PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Program It’s that time of year again- the end of daylight savings and the beginning of the dark season. As is ominously stated in Game of Thrones: Winter. Is. Coming. While the majority of us look forward to seasonal festivities, millions can also expect feelings … Continue reading Goodbye Sun; Hello SAD