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The Duality of Sex Differences: Sex Plays a Role in Both COVID-19 Immune Response and the Careers of Women in STEM

The Duality of Sex Differences: Sex Plays a Role in Both COVID-19 Immune Response and the Careers of Women in STEM

Art by Miriam Kopyto. Pandemic Prepared  Scientists, like English teachers, always ask “What?” then “Why?” First observe a pattern—of metaphors in a novel, of a phenomenon in nature—then investigate the reason for it. Months into the coronavirus pandemic, the majority

How Sun Damage Really Causes Cancer: The effect of UV radiation on cancer-causing DNA mutations

How Sun Damage Really Causes Cancer: The effect of UV radiation on cancer-causing DNA mutations

Illustration by Anasthasia Shilov. Cancer has been one of the hottest topics in biomedical research in the past decades. In lieu of a cure, researchers have been looking for ways to treat or prevent it. Whilst cancers can occur due

Elastic Electronics: Creating Flexible Materials with Conductive Properties

Elastic Electronics: Creating Flexible Materials with Conductive Properties

Image courtesy of Lawrence Wang As robotics has blossomed in the past decade, some robots have been perfected and implemented into daily life or put to use in factories for manufacturing goods. However, this is just the tip of the