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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. […]

 
 

Using Mice to Track Human Migration Patterns

Using Mice to Track Human Migration Patterns






Using Mice to Track Human Migration Patterns Paul Harary ’19 Anyone who has ever found a mouse in their cupboard is acutely aware of the close relationship between humans and house mice.  Indeed, the house mouse – mus musculus – is so named because it thrives in and around homes […]

 
 

A New Role For Hippocampal Neurons Encoding Memories

A New Role For Hippocampal Neurons Encoding Memories






A New Role For Hippocampal Neurons Encoding Memories By James R. Howe VI ‘17 This spatial receptive field of a neuron in the entorhinal cortex represents sequences encoded in memories. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) A recent study published in Nature challenges a long-held orthodoxy in neuroscience: do neural networks that map […]

 
 

Nanoparticles May Help Deliver Drugs through Blood-Brain Barrier

Nanoparticles May Help Deliver Drugs through Blood-Brain Barrier






Nanoparticles May Help Deliver Drugs through Blood-Brain Barrier  Paul Harary ’19 Figure 1.  Nanoparticles can be attached to drugs and used to guide therapeutic agents through the blood-brain barrier to targets within the brain (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons) Researchers at the University of Washington in St. Louis recently discovered a […]

 
 
 
 
 

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