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Ancient DNA

Ancient DNA By Evan Cory As part of the International Steenbock Lecture Series, the University of Wisconsin-Madison hosted world renowned researcher Svante Pääbo (sv-AH-nte p-AY-b-oh) in December 2016. To place Pääbo into an academic niche proves difficult — he is a world leader in the [...]

2017-12-09T19:15:12+00:00 May 1st, 2017|

The Fate of Bacon: Will Its Link to Cancer Cause Its Doom?

The Fate of Bacon: Will Its Link to Cancer Cause Its Doom? By Bailey Spiegelberg For some, the thought of having to eat breakfast on Saturdays without bacon is unbearable. However, this is the decision that mankind thought it would have to face when the [...]

2017-12-09T19:27:11+00:00 May 1st, 2017|

Apoptosis: Degradation in Preventing Death

Apoptosis: Degradation in Preventing Death By Meng Lou The commitment of a cell to apoptotic programmed cell death is as essential as it is irreversible – too much of which has been linked to neurodegradation and dysfunction; too little, an accumulation of mutant cells, transmission of [...]

2017-12-09T19:38:06+00:00 May 1st, 2017|

Personalized Medicine: Printing your own Future

Personalized medicine: Printing your own Future By Madelyn Goedland and Meng Lou If you were to go to the hospital today for an illness, you would likely receive the same medical treatment as another individual with a similar ailment even though that individual may vary in age, [...]

2017-12-09T19:42:14+00:00 May 1st, 2017|

Beam Me Up, Scotty

Beam Me Up, Scotty By Rose Walters Over the course of the 20th and 21st centuries, few technological advancements have captivated the science fiction imagination as much as teleportation. While far from achieving the capability of Captain Kirk’s transporter, quantum teleportation stands to have a [...]

2017-12-09T19:45:57+00:00 May 1st, 2017|

Who receives more? Using cognitive development to understand economic reasoning during resource allocation.

Who receives more? Using cognitive development to understand economic reasoning during resource allocation. By Carlos A. Ramirez Jr. ABSTRACT The economic field tends to assume rational agents for many mathematical models that explain strategic situations in our daily lives. The problem with these economic models is that [...]

2017-12-09T17:37:18+00:00 May 1st, 2017|

Hyperoxia Affects the Expression of Mitochondrial Proteins UCP-3, SOD-1 and SOD-2

Hyperoxia Affects the Expression of Mitochondrial Proteins UCP-3, SOD-1 and SOD-2 By Megan Schwarz ABSTRACT Many premature infants undergo aggressive oxygen and ventilator therapies to maintain oxygen saturation in under-developed lungs. Exposing rats to hyperoxia, an excess supply of oxygen, provides a well-accepted model for infants born [...]

2017-12-09T17:32:06+00:00 May 1st, 2017|

Greater Parasitic Gregarine load in aquatic beetle larvae from polluted streams than pristine streams

Greater Parasitic Gregarine load in aquatic beetle larvae from polluted streams than pristine streams By Sarah Di Bartolomeo ABSTRACT Human population growth and consumption have resulted in widespread pollution of tropical streams, yet, there are few studies examining the effects of pollution on aquatic invertebrates, which are [...]

2017-12-09T17:42:57+00:00 February 27th, 2017|