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Nacho Average Organ

September 20, 2022

The key to alleviating gastrointestinal stress may lie with a small, molecular motor within the small intestine.

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Tools of the Trade

March 25, 2022

Basic science researchers use a mixture of tools and techniques to test and validate theories about how diseases work and new ways to treat them.

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The Daily Grind

March 15, 2022

Basic scientists use the power of observation to make important discoveries that drive modern medicine forward.

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The Gettier Problem

March 08, 2022

When you think about something you believe, how do you justify your belief in it?

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Modern Medicine Mocha

March 02, 2022

Basic science research provides the foundational knowledge of modern medicine.

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Furry Companions

December 20, 2021

Graduate school can be stressful but having a pet may help us better manage this stress.

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Human Genome Project

December 15, 2021

The ground-breaking uncovering of the human genome, how it has impacted our understanding of biology, and where this project will take us in the future.

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Disabilities in STEM

October 13, 2021

Supporting disabled individuals in STEM is critical to maintaining a successful scientific community; simply adhering to ADA guidelines is not enough.

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COVID19 and its Variants

September 22, 2021

The new mutants (not a Marvel movie) impact the reality we are facing. What are these new COVID-19 variants and where did they come from?

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Tainted Blood

June 03, 2021

Donating blood for queer individuals remains a practical impossibility.

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