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Home Visits: Telehealth During and Beyond COVID-19

August 15, 2020

Many Americans are afraid to take a trip to the doctor’s office during the COVID-19 outbreak. An estimated “40 percent [of older adults]

Quantum Cryptography

August 8, 2020

In this day and age, we have a lot of secrets, and we constantly have to give them away to the Internet. For

The Malevolent STI Down Under: Chlamydia and Koalas

August 8, 2020

Biology students often learn about diversity and connection across the animal kingdom. From the elongated bills of tropical toucans, to complex neural networks

Bats, Disease, and COVID-19: Just a Coincidence?

August 8, 2020

Some weigh less than pennies. Others have wing spans up to six feet. Bats are an incredibly diverse species (with 1,400 different known

A Variety of Visions

August 8, 2020

What are the colors in a rainbow? Humans and animals might give different answers. While scientists have long known how people can see

Reversing Neurodegeneration: Inhibiting the PTB Gene Converts Cells into Neurons

July 29, 2020

First described as “shaking palsy,” Parkinson’s disease is characterized by the loss of both motor features and non-motor features. This widespread disease impairs

Reframing Menstrual Hygiene Management for People with Disabilities

July 24, 2020

Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) is the use of a clean material to absorb menstrual blood which can be changed privately, including pads, tampons,

Converting Cells to Treat Parkinson’s Disease

July 24, 2020

The study of Parkinson’s disease has persisted for over two centuries. Discovered in 1817 by James Parkinson, the tricky nature of the neurodegenerative

How Stem Cell Transplants Played a Role in Curing Two People of HIV

July 24, 2020

Stem cell research is at the frontier of scientific discoveries in the modern age.  Stem cells are created in early states of human

Icing on the Cake: Local Organization Amidst Chaos Gives Rise to Familiar Phenomena

July 24, 2020

A common theme in thermodynamics is the balance between entropy and order, a never-ending fluctuation of particles between organized configurations. While the energy-dissipating