Journal

Learning about Lichens

Learning about Lichens By Annika Peterson Lichens are an unassuming and often overlooked part of the natural world. Despite their humble appearance, they lead captivating, scientifically significant lives. Two separate organisms make up lichens: a fungus and a cyanobacteria or algae. These partners complement each other in a [...]

2018-06-01T12:49:50+00:00 May 31st, 2018|

Nuclear Energy Risk Communication in the Media: A Case Study of “The Simpsons”

Nuclear Energy Risk Communication in the Media: A Case Study of “The Simpsons” By Jordan Gaal ABSTRACT This paper examines risk communication of nuclear energy in the context of two episodes of “The Simpsons”, the longest running animated sitcom in the United States and America’s “nuclear family.” [...]

2018-06-01T12:51:44+00:00 May 6th, 2018|

Imaging Modalities for the Study of Gastrulation Phase in Caenorhabditis elegans

Imaging Modalities for the Study of Gastrulation Phase in Caenorhabditis elegans By Sanaya Bhathena ABSTRACT Being structurally small, simple, transparent, and multicellular, Caenorhabditis elegans is an ideal model for understanding the fundamentals of various biological processes. The three-day life cycle of Caenorhabditis elegans involves four major developmental [...]

2018-05-06T22:42:38+00:00 May 6th, 2018|

Effects of Varied Concentrations of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A and Tumor Necrosis Factor – α on Fetal Endothelial Function

Effects of Varied Concentrations of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A and Tumor Necrosis Factor - α on Fetal Endothelial Function By Markayle Schears, Jing Zheng, Chi Zhou ABSTRACT Preeclampsia (PE) is a serious pregnancy complication that affects the health of both the mother and the fetus [1]. [...]

2018-05-06T22:42:40+00:00 May 6th, 2018|

Recognizing Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: A Clinician’s Responsibility

Recognizing Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: A Clinician’s Responsibility By Alina Dillahunt Bipolar disorder is characterized by a cycle between at least one depressive episode and one manic/hypomanic episode. A manic episode is described by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder, as a period of [...]

2018-05-06T22:39:36+00:00 May 6th, 2018|

Discovering the Next Green Revolution

Discovering the Next Green Revolution By Annika Peterson There are more people today living and eating on Earth than ever before. Farmers produce food to feed us through feats of science and innovation. This could not happen without the invention of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers. Crops [...]

2018-05-06T22:39:34+00:00 May 6th, 2018|

The Importance of Citizen Science

The Importance of Citizen Science By Annika Peterson When you picture scientific research, images of scientists in lab coats, bubbling beakers and high-tech lab equipment may come to mind. However, researchers are now conducting investigations using some methods you may not expect. While scientific discovery [...]

2018-05-06T22:39:33+00:00 May 6th, 2018|

A Divided Mind: The many faces of dissociation

A Divided Mind: The many faces of dissociation By Alina Dillahunt Dissociation is a condition that can cause someone to lose memory of events, feel like an outsider watching their own life, become another person without remembering it, and can greatly affect their day-to-day functioning [...]

2018-05-06T22:39:31+00:00 May 6th, 2018|

Making the Modern Tomato

Making the Modern Tomato By Annika Peterson For many Midwesterners, devouring delicious tomatoes that ripen near the end of the summer is a highlight of the year. There are endless ways to enjoy summer’s bounty, from elaborate dishes to just some salt and pepper embellishment. [...]

2017-12-12T23:56:23+00:00 December 14th, 2017|

Tired of Being Tired?

Tired of Being Tired? By Teja Karimikonda They say that eight hours of sleep each night is the commonly accepted parameter of a good night’s sleep; however, most students would agree that this statement is more of a dream than a reality. Many students stay [...]

2017-12-12T23:56:27+00:00 December 14th, 2017|