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Nerve Stimulation Restores Consciousness in Previously Vegetative Individual

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Caption: New research shows that Vagus Nerve Stimulation- a treatment already used for epilepsy and depression- can increase consciousness in patients who had previously been in a vegetative state.






  Nerve Stimulation Restores Consciousness in Previously Vegetative Individual By Bradley Fox, ‘21   More than 15 years ago, a 35-year-old man was involved in a near-fatal car accident that left him in a vegetative state. Since then, the man has been without improvement, persistently bound in a crippling state […]

 
 

Exercise and Learning are Key to Longer Lifespan

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Caption: Genetic research at the University of Edinburgh has linked specific lifestyle habits such as constant exercise and learning to longer lifespans.






Exercise and Learning are Key to Longer Lifespan By Bradley Fox, ‘21                             New research published by the University of Edinburgh suggests that simple, daily lifestyle choices can add years onto the average human’s lifespan (1). In […]

 
 

Potential for Evaporation Energy to Become Main U.S. Power Source

Caption: Natural evaporation of Russian river (Source: Flickr)






Potential for Evaporation Energy to Become Main U.S. Power Source Ryan Kilgallon ’21   According to research conducted at Columbia University, renewable evaporation energy has the potential to create 325 gigawatts of power, nearly 70 percent of the country’s current power production, using lakes and reservoirs throughout the United States. […]

 
 

Astronomers Identify Rare Comet-like Binary Asteroid

This artwork shows the orbital path for each of binary asteroid 288P’s component asteroids. The shaded white area represents the sublimation of water, a comet-like characteristic.
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Astronomers Identify Rare Comet-like Binary Asteroid Aadil Islam ‘21 Spotting a shooting star in the sky is an infrequent spectacle in itself, yet a German-led group of astronomers appears to have doubled their fortune this past year. In September of 2016, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope was used to spot 288P, […]

 
 

Cassiopea jellyfish prove that sleep requires no brain

Cassiopea xamachana, a species belonging to the Cassiopea genus, is a primitive jellyfish with no brain that raises questions about the physiological origins of sleep. Source: Wikimedia Commons.






Cassiopea jellyfish prove that sleep requires no brain By Armando Ortiz ’19 The mechanisms of sleep and its effects on the nervous system continue to baffle scientists with many unanswered questions surrounding this topic. One recent study on primitive jellyfish further adds to scientists’ questions about the origin of sleep […]

 
 
 
 
 

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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.

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