• Jason Moore, Third Century Professor and professor of genetics and community and family medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine, was driven to bioinformatics by a realization as a research intern that he enjoyed analyzing data more than gathering it.
  • Morning Light Offers Help For Those Wishing to Reduce BMI
  • Some species of salamanders are already evolving in response to the novel environmental conditions produced by climate change. Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Meyer_Zeit-Vertreib_1_Tafel_054.jpg
  • Don Gurnett, on the left, during his talk at the Dartmouth physics colloquium. Photo: Merritt Losert '17
  • The Chelyabinsk Asteroid
  • Six chemotherapy drugs commonly used to treat cancer.  Advances in nanoparticle technology will help reduce the awful side effects of these drugs.
Source: Wikimedia Commons
  • No smoking. Source: A No Smoking Sign
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:No_Smoking.svg
Jason Moore, Third Century Professor and professor of genetics and community and family medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine, was driven to bioinformatics by a realization as a research intern that he enjoyed analyzing data more than gathering it.

Bioinformatics Handles Big Data

In the 26th Presidential Faculty Lecture on March 31st, Jason Moore, Third Century Professor and professor of genetics and community and family medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine, gave a lecture on the growing field of bioinformatics and the future of big data. Starting with a brief history lesson,...

Morning Light Offers Help For Those Wishing to Reduce BMI

Morning Light Offers Help For Those Wishing to Reduce BMI

Specifically, having a majority of the mean light exposure above 500 lux (MLiT500) earlier in the day was associated with having a lower BMI. Note that lux is a unit for illuminance, which qualitatively means brightness. To place this number in perspective, the normal light in a room is roughly...

Some species of salamanders are already evolving in response to the novel environmental conditions produced by climate change. Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Meyer_Zeit-Vertreib_1_Tafel_054.jpg

Shrinking Salamanders in the Face of Climate Change

Recent evidence suggests that some organisms are already undergoing phenotypic changes as a result of climate change. Researchers Nicholas M. Caruso et al. compared historical and contemporary size measurements for 15 salamander species in genus Plethodon  from 102 populations, discovering that six of the species have shrunk significantly in body...

Don Gurnett, on the left, during his talk at the Dartmouth physics colloquium. Photo: Merritt Losert '17

Voyager 1 Reaches Interstellar Space

On Friday, April 4, Don Gurnett, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Iowa, gave a talk about the history and science of the Voyager missions. The Voyager probes have been two of the most important ever launched. They explored the far reaches of the solar system,...

The Chelyabinsk Asteroid

The Chelyabinsk Asteroid

This February, the largest asteroid since 1908 impacted the planet’s surface near the city of Chelyabinsk in the Urals region of Russia (Figure 1). In an article published in Nature, Quirin Schiermeier reported that the asteroid shone 30 times brighter than the Sun and moved through the Earth’s upper atmosphere...

Six chemotherapy drugs commonly used to treat cancer.  Advances in nanoparticle technology will help reduce the awful side effects of these drugs.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Nanoparticles: Designing Medicine at the Molecular Level

The greatest problem with traditional cancer treatments is lack of specificity. Treatments such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy kill healthy cells along with tumor cells, causing negative side effects in patients (1). Scientists believe that nanotechnology-based treatments can solve the issue of specificity. Nanoparticles used to treat cancer are approximately...

No smoking. Source: A No Smoking Sign
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:No_Smoking.svg

Study Finds that Smoking Bans are Linked to Quitting Attempts

A November 2013 study suggests that smoking bans succeed in causing smokers to quit smoking. The study, entitled “Smoking ban policies and their influence on smoking behaviors among current California smoker: A population-based study,” investigated the habits of smokers from California in relation to perceived and actual smoking bans. The...

 

Life Sciences »

Physical Sciences »

Applied Sciences »

 

Dartmouth News »

Questions »

Cartoons »

 

Most Recent

Bioinformatics Handles Big Data

Jason Moore, Third Century Professor and professor of genetics and community and family medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine, was driven to bioinformatics by a realization as a research intern that he enjoyed analyzing data more than gathering it.

In the 26th Presidential Faculty Lecture on March 31st, Jason Moore, Third Century Professor and professor of genetics and community and family medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine, gave a lecture on the growing field of bioinformatics and the future of big data. Starting with a brief history lesson,...

 
 

Last Call for Limits

Last Call for Limits

As a part of the Sustainability Solutions Café series, the Black Family Visual Arts Center showed a screening of the documentary Last Call, followed by a question-and-answer session with several people involved in the making of the film, including Enrico Cerasuolo, the creator of the documentary, and Dennis Meadows, who...

 
 

Cardio activities during young age can help prevent dementia

Cardio activities during young age can help prevent dementia

  People often blame their negligence of important matters on old age. According to long-term research carried out by David Jacobs at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, however, cardio fitness activities can reduce forgetfulness that follows middle age, or the period ranging from ages 43 to 55. For the...

 
 

The Neural Substrates of Decision Making

The Neural Substrates of Decision Making

Human behavior has historically been examined under one of two perspectives. The first asserts that the choices people make are rational, consistent, and relatively unbiased by emotions. In contrast, another opinion holds that humans are inconsistent and often irrational due to limited attention spans and skewed viewpoints. Recent technological advances...

 
 

Morning Light Offers Help For Those Wishing to Reduce BMI

Morning Light Offers Help For Those Wishing to Reduce BMI

Specifically, having a majority of the mean light exposure above 500 lux (MLiT500) earlier in the day was associated with having a lower BMI. Note that lux is a unit for illuminance, which qualitatively means brightness. To place this number in perspective, the normal light in a room is roughly...

 
 
 
 

Mission Statement

Founded in 1998, the Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science aims to increase scientific awareness within the Dartmouth community by providing an interdisciplinary forum for sharing undergraduate research and enriching scientific knowledge.

Want to join the DUJS staff?

All the undergraduates of Dartmouth College are welcome to join our staff. Our staff includes students interested in writing, editing, photography, graphics, web design, and more! Please contact us to be added to our e-mail list. Staff meetings are Thursday evenings at 8 pm in Carson L02.