Author Archive: Yoo Jung Kim

Interdisciplinary Studies: Mind-Altering Substances

Interdisciplinary Studies: Mind-Altering Substances






Carl Sagan (1934 to 1996), the American astronomer who popularized his field (as well as maroon turtlenecks), was an advocate of marijuana. Under the pseudonym of “Mr. X,” he penned an article advocating cannabis use, which was published in the 1971 anthology “Marihuana Reconsidered.” He wrote how marijuana had inspired some of […]

 
 

Studying the Progression of Alzheimer’s with Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Studying the Progression of Alzheimer’s with Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells






As the concluding speaker for the 2013 Life Sciences Symposium hosted by Geisel School of Medicine, Professor Lawrence Goldstein – the director of the Stem Cell Program at UCSD – presented his lab’s research on Alzheimer’s disease. The Goldstein lab studies how cellular motors interact with – and control the […]

 
 

Interdisciplinary Studies: Newton vs. Leibniz

Interdisciplinary Studies: Newton vs. Leibniz






Click to Enlarge The path of a ninja is integral to his development. And without Leibniz, this pun would not have worked. The “calculus priority dispute” was an argument between 17th-century mathematicians Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz over who had first invented calculus. The question began simmering in 1699 and […]

 
 

Interdisciplinary Studies: Happy Pi Day!

Interdisciplinary Studies: Happy Pi Day!






Happy Pi Day, from all of us here at the Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science! May your day be filled with fruity fillings and crispy crusts. Sincerely, The DUJS Editorial Board Newton, Einstein, Planck, and Pie Illustrated by Yoo Jung Kim ’14

 
 

Personalized Medicine

Personalized Medicine






Imagine that you receive a reminder from the doctor’s office for an annual checkup. After mulling it over, you make an appointment to see your primary care provider. She runs through a routine physical and notices nothing amiss, but based on your family history of cancer as written on your digital health record, she pauses to feel for abnormal growth.

 
 
 
 
 

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