• Exosomes from human breast cancer cells co-injected with noncancerous human epithelial into healthy female mice induced tumor growth of the epithelial cells. These exosomes contain pre-miRNA and Dicer protein that can interact to affect oncogenic gene expression.
  • A full body PET scan using 2-fluorodeoxyglucose. 
Copyright SEELA, UCLA
  • STEM Panel & Guide
  • An aerial shot of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). It is based in the northwest suburbs of Geneva on the Franco-Swiss border, and operates the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s most powerful particle collider.
  • Pollinators, like bees, fertilize crops high in essential nutrients.
  • Orca whales have been shown to have the ability to pick up on vocal cues from animals of different species, including dolphins.
  • The birth of Vincent, the world’s first baby born from a transplanted uterus, marks the potential for uterus transplantation to combat uterine infertility, a condition that affects women both form birth and after other health conditions like cancer.
Exosomes from human breast cancer cells co-injected with noncancerous human epithelial into healthy female mice induced tumor growth of the epithelial cells. These exosomes contain pre-miRNA and Dicer protein that can interact to affect oncogenic gene expression.

Cancer cells can induce normal cells to turn cancerous

According to the current understanding, cancer develops when a single, aberrant cell proliferates into a full-fledged tumor. However, new evidence suggests that cancer cells can also transform healthy cells into tumorous ones via an “oncogenic field effect.” This research could lead to a more complete understanding of the spread of […]

A full body PET scan using 2-fluorodeoxyglucose. 
Copyright SEELA, UCLA

Positron Emission Tomography in Neuroscience and Diabetes

The Yale PET Center is experimenting with ways in which positron emission tomography, previously a tool used preferentially for brain imaging studies, can be generalized to study the concentrations of clinically relevant chemical substances in other parts of the body. The center, headed by Professor of Biomedical Engineering Richard Carson, […]

STEM Panel & Guide

STEM Panel & Guide

DUJS STEM Guide 2014 (PDF)   Just three years ago, we found it difficult to traverse the maze of science, technology, engineering, and math — or STEM — courses here at Dartmouth. Because we realized the utility of a centralized resource for academic inquiries, this publication serves as the inaugural […]

An aerial shot of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). It is based in the northwest suburbs of Geneva on the Franco-Swiss border, and operates the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s most powerful particle collider.

The Large Hadron Collider Revamp

A refurbishment to CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is near completion. The revamped LHC will approach its design energy of seven trillion electron volts per beam—an amount equivalent to the total energy in a speeding freight train (1). The last time that researchers ran the LHC at high energies, the […]

Pollinators, like bees, fertilize crops high in essential nutrients.

Bee Population Linked to Malnutrition

A declining bee population could have a negative impact on countries grappling with malnutrition. A recent study conducted by Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer, a landscape ecologist at Stanford University, examined the link between pollinators (mainly bees) and global health through the lens of nutrition.  Chaplin-Kramer, along with a group consisting of pollination […]

Orca whales have been shown to have the ability to pick up on vocal cues from animals of different species, including dolphins.

Orcas and Dolphins: Communicative Parallels

While it may incorporate visual and perceptive components, communication is primarily an auditory exchange between two organisms. Most species use a broad spectrum of words, sounds, grunts, and clicks used to communicate an even wider array of thoughts and emotions. Certain species, humans among them, can learn to mimic the […]

The birth of Vincent, the world’s first baby born from a transplanted uterus, marks the potential for uterus transplantation to combat uterine infertility, a condition that affects women both form birth and after other health conditions like cancer.

Uterus transplantation emerges as a potential cure for uterine infertility

A woman successfully gave birth to the world’s first child conceived from a transplanted uterus, demonstrating uterus transplantation as a potential cure to uterine infertility (1). The birth, which happened in early September and was recognized by The Lancet on October 5, marks the initial success of a study conducted […]

 

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Cancer cells can induce normal cells to turn cancerous

Exosomes from human breast cancer cells co-injected with noncancerous human epithelial into healthy female mice induced tumor growth of the epithelial cells. These exosomes contain pre-miRNA and Dicer protein that can interact to affect oncogenic gene expression.

According to the current understanding, cancer develops when a single, aberrant cell proliferates into a full-fledged tumor. However, new evidence suggests that cancer cells can also transform healthy cells into tumorous ones via an “oncogenic field effect.” This research could lead to a more complete understanding of the spread of […]

 
 

Membranes: A Solution for Our Water Woes

Membranes: A Solution for Our Water Woes

In May 2014, the United States Drought Monitor reported that 100% of Californians experienced “severe, extreme, or exceptional drought conditions” (1). The drought will cost US$2 billion and 17,000 agricultural jobs. Despite a series of fines and awareness campaign efforts to cut water consumption by 20%, water usage still increased […]

 
 

Quantum Cryptology

Introduction Many have recently become aware of the significant role which network security has in our lives through the recent Heartbleed debacle. Due to a bug in OpenSSL, a standardized library for cryptographic methods used in the SSL and TLS communication protocols, countless servers were left vulnerable to potential attackers […]

 
 

Graphene: The Hope for Renewable Energy

A new scientific discovery can often generate a chain reaction where additional breakthroughs take place, expanding on existing technology and generating new findings. For example, after single-layer graphene was experimentally isolated in 2004, the two-dimensional material rose to prominence in the scientific community and later earned Andre Geim and Konstantin […]

 
 

Bona Fide Beauty Led Off By Bona Fide Change

Since the First World War, humans have sought ways to correct deformities and facial damage inflicted during the horrors of combat. Additionally, many more individuals seek ways to correct hair lips, cleft palates, and other facial problems, originated at birth (1). Modern medicine and surgery have pursued many ways to […]

 
 
 
 

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