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cSw student staffers Wendy Wu and Sonal Mahindroo have been awarded AWIS scholarships recognizing outstanding achievement in STEM studies.
Veteran cSw staffer Carey Lau interviews her innovative classmate, Laura Vorbach, a finalist in the International Clean Tech competition. The secret ingredient that contributed to Laura’s successful project was bamboo.
cSw was thrilled to open our first residential training workshop in science communication with this video message from AAAS CEO Rush Holt, taped especially for our student staffers.
Check out cSw’s take on “The Purpose, Practice, and Politics of Science,” a discussion between Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Harold Varmus and actor Alan Alda at Macaulay Honors College on April 18th, 2017.
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“Alligator pie, alligator pie, If I don’t get some I think I’m gonna die.” Sound far-fetched? Based on new research from George Mason University, this rhyme from Dennis Lee’s children’s book, “Alligator Pie,” may not be so far from the truth. Learn how the American alligator is fighting infection, one peptide at a time.
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss is largely responsible for irreversible hearing damage. NIHL can be caused by a one-time exposure to a loud sound or continued exposure to high-decibel noises. Researchers at the University of Iowa are now turning to the common fruit fly to study and combat NIHL in humans. The fruit fly is the ideal animal model because the molecular structure of its ear is more similar to humans than that of rats or guinea pigs, meaning tests on fruit flies yield more accurate results.
Many elderly people suffer from osteoporosis, the significant bone loss that can increase the risk of fracture. This disease affects more than 10 million Americans and is the underlying cause behind 1.5 million fractures every year. Rather than develop osteoporosis, black bears’ bodies have made evolutionary adjustments to prevent bone loss during disuse and a team of research scientists have been investigating the secret behind the integrity of bears’ bones.
Characterized in film and media as ferocious and malicious creatures, sharks ignite our basic survival instincts: kill or be killed. However, antibodies in the blood of these ocean carnivores could lead to a new treatment for breast cancer, the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the United States.
Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a form of dementia that results in memory loss and the decline in other cognitive functions. Scientists have recently discovered nanobodies in camels that can possibly serve as transporters to deliver medicine directly to the brains of patients suffering with Alzheimer’s.