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Unforeseen Roadblocks & Helpful Detours: Becoming a Physicist and Mathematician

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 9:40pm
When I was young, my mom often dropped me off at my grandma’s house on her way to work.  My grandma and I would spend the day watching Stargate SG-1 together (If you haven’t seen it, I highly suggest it but beware, there are ten seasons, several affiliated movies, and additional spin-offs). The show was...

A Frigid, Swirling, Vortex of Doom

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 9:27am
Story by Sarah Francis It’s 8:17 am, and it’s time to go to work. You bundle up in your Midwest-winter attire, complete with two pairs of long underwear, a heavy parka, and a face mask. You shuffle outside to warm up the car, and a rush of cold air nearly knocks you off your feet....

Gut Microbes: Could they prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 10:56pm
The community of micro-organisms in our gut could help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, according to new research conducted by scientists at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Alzheimer’s patients have a unique – and less diverse – community of gut micro-organisms than their healthy counterparts, according to research conducted by Drs. Barbara Bendlin and Federico Rey and...