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Posts From Jerry Ruvalcaba

Analyzing Autoinducer-3: A Path to a Better Understanding of Critical Bacteria

Analyzing Autoinducer-3: A Path to a Better Understanding of Critical Bacteria

Image courtesy of Jason Crawford. Escherichia coli is a dominant bacterial member of the human intestinal tract and a major model organism in biology. Some members of E. coli contribute to a healthy gut ecosystem, whereas others are pathogens causing

Calculating Our Real Carbon Footprint

Calculating Our Real Carbon Footprint

Image courtesy of Ellie Gabriel. It has become increasingly clear that greenhouse gas emissions are contributing to an unsustainable future. In the United States, environmentally extended input/output analysis (EEIO) has been used to track environmental footprints, but this method has

Counterpoint: Regretful Rodents

Counterpoint: Regretful Rodents

How loneliness impacts rat research When receiving treatment for illnesses, rarely do we give thought to the process involved in developing the medications—the testing, research, and money. We assume that scientists have considered every possible variable to ensure the treatment