Posts Categorized: The Blog

NASA’s Journey to Mars

NASA’s Journey to Mars

For more than forty years, robotic explorers have been used to study Mars’ climate, geography, and potential for human life. However, even the most technologically advanced rovers can’t collect the data that humans can. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is working on developing a way to send humans to Mars by the 2030s,… Read more

BRCA1/2 and Hypothyroidism

BRCA1/2 and Hypothyroidism

  This past summer, I had the opportunity to participate in a surgical internship program at a local hospital. I made weekly rounds shadowing surgeons of various specialties, including an oncological surgeon whose primary focus was on breast cancer and melanoma. One day at the clinic, a woman in her 30s came in for an… Read more

Veganism–Just Another Diet Fad?

Veganism–Just Another Diet Fad?

My sister recently decided to go vegan. After hearing her argue constantly about how veganism is full of health benefits, I decided to thoroughly research the topic. For those who don’t know, veganism is a diet that excludes all animal products, including meat, eggs, and dairy. According to a Harvard University article about two million people… Read more

Neuroscience Research and Sex Representation

Neuroscience Research and Sex Representation

I first became interested in anatomy and physiology during my senior year HL biology course. Then, after taking a general psychology class as a freshmen in college, I decided to enroll in an upper-level psychology course with an emphasis in biology. The course, appropriately termed “Physiological Psychology,” was essentially an intensive analysis of the brain. In the class, we discussed sex differences within the… Read more