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Dietary Effects on the Human Gut Microbiome

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Abstract The human gut microbiome is home to trillions of microorganisms, but according to recent research, this number can be greatly altered depending on one’s daily dietary intake. Researchers have been studying effects of common diets such as vegetarian, vegan, carnivore, and ketogenic diets as well as infant diets on gut flora, which have provided […]

The Journey Of Physics So Far

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Introduction The study of physics has captured the human mind for centuries. Encompassing some of the greatest minds of history, the evolution of physics has followed the human race since the beginnings of civilization. Filled with both complementing and contrasting thought experiments, theories, and revelations, the journey to modern-day physics is an exciting and complicated […]

Changing the Public’s Perspective on Mental Illness

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Illustration by Laura Evans, Nifty Fox Creative This image depicts a depressed individual and someone lending her a helping hand. Abstract Negative stigmatizing views of mental illnesses have always been prevalent amongst the general public, as well as in healthcare settings. Stemming from largely misguided assumptions and stereotypes, such stigmatizing views have isolated people with […]

S. aureus alpha toxin mutants: efficacy through genetic manipulation

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Abstract Since the 1960’s the MRSA bacterium has been a global epidemic. MRSA, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, is a type of bacterium that resides on and inside humans. Because of the usage of antibiotics to treat this, selection and procreating of mutating methicillin-resistant bacteria remains a continuous threat. An alternative against the plague of resistant bacteria […]

Century eggs: What are they?

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Abstract Century eggs are one of the traditional delicacies originating from China. This research investigated the difference between traditional and industrial methods of making century eggs, through various factors such as the number of steps required and time required for century eggs to complete their formation. Secondary to this comparison, the chemical process and scientific […]

Science at the Interface

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Introduction Science has performed a pertinent position in shaping our cutting-edge society. Throughout the path of history, the position of science has stepped forward from mere experiments to revolutionary and brand new discoveries that are unexpectedly propelling us into the future. Much of this development comes from embracing the contributions science has had on the […]

Psychosocial Stress and Its Effect on Cardiovascular Diseases

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Abstract There is a vast amount of research and analysis between the exact impact of stress on the human body, with a substantial amount of it exploring an association with cardiovascular diseases. The review has examined some of the common psychosocial stressors such as the environment, work, and natural disasters. It also briefly discusses behavior […]

How to Look for Alien Life

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The possibility of extraterrestrial life has been discussed for centuries, in both scientific and fictitious work. But it wasn’t until 1992 that the first exoplanet (planet outside of our solar system) was detected, and 2001 that the first exoplanet in a habitable zone was detected [1]. This makes exoplanetology and astrobiology relatively new fields of […]

Martha Chase: The Underappreciated Geneticist

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Martha Chase was an American geneticist. In 1952, during the “Hershey-Chase Experiments,” she accompanied Alfred Hershey, helping to experimentally confirm that DNA, not protein, is the genetic material of life [1]. This discovery was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1969, yet excluded Chase [2]. There is not much information about the […]

Professor Nergis Mavalvala

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Nergis Mavalvala [1] Introduction Nergis Mavalvala champions diversity as the Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics and the Associate Head of the Department of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) [1], a female in a male-dominated field, but that’s just the beginning. She is also a Pakistani-American, and openly queer. A professor […]

Alan Turing: The Pioneer and Revolutionary

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Alan Turning; Courtesy of The New York Times Abstract:  Alan Turing was a homosexual English mathematician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist, known for his famous work in cracking the Nazi Germany communication code called the Enigma code and developing the first blueprints to what became the modern computer. However, aside from his revolutionary work in these […]

Joan Roughgarden and Social Selection

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Joan Roughgarden, courtesy of Stanford University Profiles  LGBTQ+ Pride month is celebrated every June in remembrance of the Stonewall riots to champion the dignity and visibility of LGBTQ+ individuals. It is estimated that LGBT people are around  20% less represented in STEM fields than expected.1 Therefore, it is important we champion the inclusivity of LGBTQ+ individuals […]