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Is “You” or “I” Better?

Ryan Biek - June 24th, 2015

What does the voice inside your head sound like? Is it nice? Is it frazzled? Is it really a part of you? “Of course it’s a part of me,” you […]


Meeting of the minds

Maria Kalaitzandonakes - June 24th, 2015

I arrived early for my first lab meeting. To put it plainly, I was simply dreading it. I sat in the back and took careful notes the whole time.  I […]

Eat some cabbage, it just might save your life

Kevin Bird - June 24th, 2015

Drug resistant strains of bacterial infections are plaguing hospitals around the world infecting 2 million people and killing over 20,000 each year. Heart disease is the number one cause of death […]

Ben Vega's Posters at Life Sciences Week.

Professional Science Fairs

Ben Vega - June 24th, 2015

In the last weeks of the semester, many parts of campus begin winding down. Deadlines have passed, classes are nearing completion, and it seems that everyone slows down and waits […]

Last night's report of my sleep, courtesy of the Sleep Cycle app.

Becoming Science-Aware

Michael Sojka - June 24th, 2015

So the purpose of SciXchange is to help scientists and journalists alike communicate scientific research to a non-scientific audience. Originally coming from a non-scientific background, being a part of this […]

Where There’s Light There’s Sound

Charissa Nowak - June 24th, 2015

Light has energy.  It allows solar panels to make electricity and helps plants make their food.  These are “big picture” effects of light’s energy.  At the atomic level, an interesting […]

Rector poster

Life Sciences Week: Outside the Comfort Zone

Colette Rector - June 2nd, 2015

In the middle of April, MU held its annual Life Sciences Week. Students from many different departments at the university presented posters filled with information about research they’ve been conducting […]

This impending thundercloud was to be the bane of our interview recording and camera-transporting experience.

Rain, Rapid Movements and More Rodents

Nicholas Bira - June 2nd, 2015

Since my last blog, my Professor Kevin Middleton and I have started trials on mice. This past Sunday I ran several test runs on a single mouse. First, I did the […]

Presenting at the Health Sciences Fair

Some Insights into Presenting and Current Events with my Research

Nicholas Bira - June 2nd, 2015

Since my last blog, I’ve made a lot of progress in the lab. My PI and I finished all of our animal trials, and now I’m starting the long process […]

Searching for monkeys and finding a passion

Rachel Trujillo - May 21st, 2015

Mindy Mayhew, a research student at Salt Lake Community College, began to cry when she reminisced about the first time she saw a pack of black spider monkeys crawl along […]

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