Bridging the Gap Between the Ivory Tower and the Public

Bridging the Gap Between the Ivory Tower and the Public

Posted by  | A Day in the Life

Human well-being and the eradication of disease are causes that bring everyone together. Some people give back by donating their change to philanthropies at the grocery store, others participate in charity events, while some take the plunge and work in fields such as health care or research. I, like many scientists, decided to make my(...)

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That’s Not Fair! — The Neuroscience of Injustice

That’s Not Fair! — The Neuroscience of Injustice

Posted by  | Perspectives in Research

As a kid you probably found some decisions by your parents utterly unjust. Perhaps you proclaimed, “That’s not fair!” when you were forced to eat spinach, or if your sibling got something you didn’t. As adults, we still experience intense sensations of injustice, sometimes in response to more serious issues such as human rights, health(...)

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Sleep May be a Curious Piece in the Alzheimer’s Disease Puzzle (Part 2)

Sleep May be a Curious Piece in the Alzheimer’s Disease Puzzle (Part 2)

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This blog post is part of an in depth look at research linking sleep and Alzheimers. Read part 1 on the importance of sleep.  How is chronic sleep deprivation linked to Alzheimer’s disease? Sleep deprivation refers to the ongoing shortening or complete loss of sleep due to externally imposed restrictions, such as choosing to binge on just(...)

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A Novel Cancer Immunotherapy Unveiled: Y-Traps

A Novel Cancer Immunotherapy Unveiled: Y-Traps

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The human immune system is composed of a diverse array of cells, which collectively work to exterminate pathogenic entities in the body. Yet this system is able to recognize host, or self, tissues as “friendly” through a variety of so-called immune checkpoint signals. Many cancer types — including melanomas and breast cancers — exploit this(...)

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To Infinity and Beyond

To Infinity and Beyond

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On Tuesday, Feb. 6, SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy rocket, sending one of Elon Musk’s Teslas into space. The rocket has an awesome amount of power, with nine main rocket engines and 27 total engines used to send the vehicle into space. This is the most engines a rocket has ever used! In fact, Musk(...)

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Lights, Camera, Science!

Lights, Camera, Science!

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…the Science & Entertainment Exchange? Ann Merchant swooped into the February Telling Stories About Science seminar with an origin story in hand and prepared to engage. The goal of this seminar program is to invite professionals with a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise to give monthly seminars on(...)

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Choosing to Be Irrational: How Neuroscience Incorporated Economics, and Vice Versa

Choosing to Be Irrational: How Neuroscience Incorporated Economics, and Vice Versa

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The Department of Neuroeconomics and Neuromarketing sounds like a title chiseled on the wall of a corporate division in a dystopian future; the highlight of a consumerism episode of Black Mirror. But Dino Levy, a researcher in this seemingly dystopian department at Tel Aviv University, was quick to readjust our preconceived notions of what his lab studies(...)

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