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Shoals: island where Dartmouth can study marine life

Shoals: island where Dartmouth can study marine life

Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science Shoals: island where Dartmouth can study marine life Leah Valdes 1and Mark E. Laidre 2 1 Biology major (’18) writing thesis based on research at Shoals Email: leah.valdes.18@dartmouth.edu 2 Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences Email: mark.laidre@dartmouth.edu Oceans cover over 70 percent of Earth’s surface, and […]

 
 

Muscle memory “in the flesh”

Researchers at Keele University recently discovered that muscles can “remember” previous training regimens using the epigenetic modification of methylation. Participants had significantly greater lean muscle mass increase and decreased methylation after a second round of training. (Source: Wikimedia Commons, George Stepanek)

Muscle memory “in the flesh” By Brenda Miao brenda.y.miao.19@dartmouth.edu The term “muscle memory” has been used colloquially to describe the development and refinement of a specific motor skill through repetitive motion, but until recently, it was unknown whether muscles actually retain a physical imprint of past activity. Researchers at Keele […]

 
 

Geisel Lecture: Christopher Brett, Intraluminar Fragments

Geisel Lecture: Christopher Brett, Intraluminar Fragments

Geisel Lecture: Christopher Brett, Intraluminar Fragments Samuel Reed ‘19 Intraluminar Fragments (ILFs) are bodies created within lysosomes during their fusion. This event has mainly been documented in yeast but is thought to be conserved among all eukaryotes, as is the case with other lysosomal pathways. ILFs were originally discovered by […]

 
 

Neural Responses Predict Friendships

Neural Responses Predict Friendships

Neural Responses Predict Friendships Megan Zhou ‘21 An example of a social network diagram. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) The proverb that “birds of a feather flock together” is based on the concept of homophily—the tendency of individuals to associate and bond with similar others. Throughout history, this trend has created evolutionary […]

 
 

Language is a Part of General-Purpose Learning Systems

Language is a Part of General-Purpose Learning Systems

Language is a Part of General-Purpose Learning Systems Megan Zhou ‘21 A posterior view image of the human cerebellum which functions in procedural memory. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) The theory behind how language is learned is currently based on the declarative/procedural (DP) model of language, a theoretical framework based on the […]

 
 
 
 
 

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