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Intestinal Bacteria Are Key to Understanding Obesity

Source: Wikimedia Commons 
Caption: Danish researchers have found that bacteria in our gut play a key role in the persistence of obesity and the failure of common weight-loss dieting plans.






Intestinal Bacteria Are Key to Understanding Obesity By Bradley Fox, ‘21   Have you ever wondered about the bacteria in your gut? If not, does the gruesome intestinal image now entering your mind make you question why these small organisms are the subject of current weight-loss research? A recent study […]

 
 

A History of Mathematical Rigor

Professor Joan Richards from Brown University presented at the Dartmouth College Mathematics Colloquium on September 15.  Her lecture recounted historical changes to the idea of mathematical rigor both pre- and post-Enlightenment.






A history of mathematical rigor By Jon Alter ’21 Professor Joan Richards from Brown University presented at the Dartmouth College Mathematics Colloquium on September 15.  Her lecture recounted historical changes to the idea of mathematical rigor both pre- and post-Enlightenment.   Contemporarily, mathematical proofs require thoroughness, completeness, and exactness in […]

 
 

Novel Cleft Palate Discovery is Palate Pleasing

Comparison between a newborn with a cleft palate (left) and a newborn who underwent normal development (right) (Source: Wikimedia Commons).






Novel Cleft Palate Discovery is Palate Pleasing By Amanda Jiang ’21 New research from the University of Utah indicates that newborns have a lower risk of developing cleft palates through manipulation of the PAX9 and Wnt signaling pathways. Preliminary data from mice that have undergone in-utero treatments offer support for […]

 
 

Olympic rowers show that intense training without sufficient recovery can diminish bone health

Olympic rowers show that intense training without sufficient recovery can diminish bone health






Olympic rowers show that intense training without sufficient recovery can diminish bone health By Zachary Panton ’19     For decades, scientists have clearly established that regular exercise has major benefits for overall health, including not only heart health, but also bone health. Regular exercise increases the concentration of minerals […]

 
 

Naked mole-rats ‘turn into plants’ when deprived of oxygen

Naked mole-rats ‘turn into plants’ when deprived of oxygen






Naked mole-rats ‘turn into plants’ when deprived of oxygen   By: John Beute ‘20, 4/23/17                       Naked mole-rats huddling together underground (Source: Wikimedia Commons) It is generally known that naked mole-rats have faces that only other naked mole-rats can love. […]

 
 
 
 
 

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.

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