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A Cure for HIV

Katie Wilsdon - April 7th, 2014

The doctors told Timothy Brown that he tested positive for HIV, a disease for which there is no cure. HIV attacks a person’s immune system, making them more susceptible to infections, and […]

The SELEX process is how the Burke Lab figures out how to inhibit RNA.

New Year, New Lab, New Science

Mary Ryan - March 22nd, 2014

In the new year, I’ve found myself in a new set of classes and in a new lab. Even though Emily and I won first place (!) in the science […]

I take comfort with my textbooks when a hard days work goes down the drain.

Organization, DNA, and Brain-Eating Parasites

Iyas Daghlas - March 22nd, 2014

A recent study at Harvard shows that productivity increases by 75 percent if workers are organized. In this sophisticated behavioral psychology study, the researchers found that participants who engaged in […]


The ears have it

Teresa Avila - March 22nd, 2014

Since I’ll be in the Cocroft lab for a second semester of SciXchange, I figure that I can keep writing blogs that relate (however tenuously) to the lab’s focus, vibratory […]

My sister and I share DNA from the same gene pool, but methyl groups manipulate what genes in our DNA are expressed.

This DNA is not like the other

Taylor Malottki - March 22nd, 2014

I never thought much about what genes are in my DNA, or whether or not the gene is expressed. It’s a little weird to think that with the flip of […]

Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

Laura Moon - March 22nd, 2014

Division of our species into two distinct sexes is beneficial to our survival because it introduces incredible levels of genetic variation. However, this separation is quite complicated and requires several […]

While seeing Gerard Butler was definitely not the highlight of the trip it sure didn't hurt!

Gerard Butler, and So Much More!

Emily Grayek - March 22nd, 2014

Last weekend, I was able to go to the SPIE Photonics West Conference in San Francisco. Over the course of the weekend, I attended many interesting presentations, went to several […]

This is an example of an ERG procedure

The Ever Present Danger of the ‘Latest Upgrade’

Brittanie Dougherty - March 22nd, 2014

In my opinion, one of the more interesting things about the inner workings of science labs is looking at how they depend on modern technology. Do they work as a […]

MU "Snow Apocalypse"

Spring is Closer Than You Think

Abby York - March 21st, 2014

Even though Columbia was consumed by the “snow apocalypse” and spring seems so far away from now, it will be here in just a few months.  And we all know […]


In the Blink of An Eye- Google Sees a Bright Future for Diabetics

Jessica LeMay - March 21st, 2014

These days, it seems technology is advancing the health care industry faster than Google can suggest your search term. Wireless heart monitors or 20-minute rapid HIV-testing are just two examples […]

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