Powered by the Sun: How surface properties of an iron ore affect solar fuel efficiency

Powered by the Sun: How surface properties of an iron ore affect solar fuel efficiency

Though the earth’s remaining stores of nonrenewable energy sources like fossil fuels are becoming less abundant, the deleterious effects of these energy sources are not similarly diminishing. As a result, the search for renewable energy sources has burgeoned over the

Secrets of Mosquito Spit: Salivary gland protein mosGILT has anti-malarial therapeutic potential

Secrets of Mosquito Spit: Salivary gland protein mosGILT has anti-malarial therapeutic potential

If you have ever been bitten by a mosquito, you might already know that the red bump on your skin is your body’s immune response to the injected mosquito saliva. It turns out that when mosquitoes land on you, they

Lumens and Hertz: An Electric Union of Light and Sound

Lumens and Hertz: An Electric Union of Light and Sound

On June 10, 2000, hundreds of thousands of eager pedestrians traversed the newly opened London Millennium Footbridge. However, as more and more pedestrians filtered across, the bridge started to sway. Panicked, they shifted their weight in the opposite direction to

A Look into Alzheimer’s: Understanding a new imaging technique essential for the future of Alzheimer’s treatment

A Look into Alzheimer’s: Understanding a new imaging technique essential for the future of Alzheimer’s treatment

Alzheimer’s is everywhere. 5.5 million people are affected by this disease, and this number is predicted to double by 2050. The fear associated with Alzheimer’s has grown steadily with its rising media popularity, elevating Alzheimer’s research and education to an

How Halogens Caused the End-Permian Extinction

How Halogens Caused the End-Permian Extinction

The end-Permian extinction was devastatingly destructive on a scale hard to comprehend. Ozone degradation and large fluctuations in temperature made the earth unsuitable for habitation, leading to the extinction of over 90 percent of all marine life and over 70

Diversity’s Impact On E. Coli Mobility

Diversity’s Impact On E. Coli Mobility

Movement is essential for life. We all must move to gather and consume the nutrients needed to fuel our bodies. Without the ability to orient ourselves in the best positions for nutrient consumption, we would have to be spoon-fed to

A Breath of Fresh Air on the Design of Lithium-Air Batteries

A Breath of Fresh Air on the Design of Lithium-Air Batteries

We’ve all been there before: waking up at the crack of dawn, taking a sip of coffee, and trudging all the way to class or work only to realize that our cell phone never got charged last night. Blame it

A New Malaria Vaccine

A New Malaria Vaccine

“If this research works in humans, this is Nobel Prize-worthy. And I would be honored to see Rick win that prize,” said Andrew J. Geall, PhD, the Vice President of Formulations & Chemistry at Avidity Biosciences.   Geall, originally with

Secrets of the Hippocampus: How Your Brain Uses Existing Patterns to Make New Memories

Secrets of the Hippocampus: How Your Brain Uses Existing Patterns to Make New Memories

Making memories is no easy task. It requires the collective effort of many different mechanisms in many different areas of the brain, some known and others a mystery. Researchers from the Dragoi Lab in the Department of Psychiatry at the

Wiring of Psychopathic Brains: Neural networks hold clues to psychopathy

Wiring of Psychopathic Brains: Neural networks hold clues to psychopathy

Psychopathy is a relatively uncommon mental disorder, yet its socioeconomic burden on society can be extremely damaging. Psychopaths lack full emotional awareness and decision-making skills of non-psychopathic individuals, making them more likely to deceive others, make rash decisions, and ultimately