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Tracking Drugs: A More Efficient Method to Quantify Drug Circulation

Tracking Drugs: A More Efficient Method to Quantify Drug Circulation

Art by Ellie Gabriel. Searching through Nanoparticle Libraries In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, clinical trials for potential drugs and treatments have never seemed more paramount. Scientists must carefully evaluate a drug’s interactions within the body and observe possible

Thinking Space: New Innovations in Biomedical Research

Thinking Space: New Innovations in Biomedical Research

Art by Ellie Gabriel. Biotech and biomedical business skyrockets, literally, as Andrea Yip, CEO and founder of Luna Design and Innovation, launches commercial research experiments into space. Luna is advancing human health and well-being by making space a commercially viable

The Origin of the Nucleus: The Discovery of a Cellular Fossil

The Origin of the Nucleus: The Discovery of a Cellular Fossil

Photo courtesy of Ellie Gabriel Our archaeological record of evolution is dotted with a few key events, such as life’s emergence from water to land and the emergence of functional wings on birds. However, one of the most fundamental evolutionary

Staring at the Sky

Staring at the Sky

NASA satellite finds new exoplanets just months after launch Many of us wonder what lies beyond Earth and our solar system. Star Wars, The Martian, and other science fiction works have helped to quench our imaginations, but perhaps it need

Snowballing Into a New Age:  How the Meltwater Pump May Have Contributed to Evolution

Snowballing Into a New Age: How the Meltwater Pump May Have Contributed to Evolution

Image courtesy of Ellie Gabriel. How was earth able to sustain life during a major ice age known as Snowball Earth? During that period, the planet was covered with ice sheets for millions of years. This phenomenon resulted in ocean

Robotic Role Models Show Therapeutic Promise

Robotic Role Models Show Therapeutic Promise

We often take for granted our ability to detect social cues such as facial expressions and body language. For many children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD),  this social-communicative ability is not innate and instead must be learned. Unfortunately, most

Q&A: What was Mars’s atmosphere like?

Q&A: What was Mars’s atmosphere like?

Illustration by Ellie Gabriel. Over billions of years, Mars transformed from a wet planet with a thick atmosphere to one characterized by dry, cold terrain and a thin atmosphere. One of NASA’s longstanding goals is to understand how this happened.

Locally Sourced: What Comes First, Division or Differentiation?

Locally Sourced: What Comes First, Division or Differentiation?

Every year, high school seniors face the daunting task of deciding what to do after they graduate. Those who chose to further their education must decide where to go to college. After that, more questions arise. What will you major

Life in Motion: Dr. Janet Iwasa and the Animation Lab

Life in Motion: Dr. Janet Iwasa and the Animation Lab

Art by Ellie Gabriel. Open your biology textbook to any page, and chances are that you’ll find a diagram embedded alongside the concept that is being explained. Textbook authors have long since realized how useful diagrams can be to communicate

Digit Evolution: Debate over bird wing development

Digit Evolution: Debate over bird wing development

Wiggle your fingers. There should be ten of them. Now wiggle your toes. Still ten, right? We’re obviously not the only species that have digits. Birds have digits too. However, the development of their digits and consequently their wings is