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#IAmScience Carolyn Robinson

#IAmScience Carolyn Robinson

By Danielle Pycior | Bond LSC When Carolyn Robinson was a kid, she was fascinated by the world around her. She remembers putting scabs under magnifying glasses and squishing bugs to try and understand the oddities of the world.  “Science continuously blows my mind,” Robinson said. “There’s always something where you almost don’t believe it…

#IAmScience Henry Wan

#IAmScience Henry Wan

Henry Wan | Photo by Roger Meissen, Bond LSC Every year we all tend to pay a visit to the doctor to get ahead of cold and flu season. Nothing could be worse than being in the midst of a hectic time at work or school and being out of commission. Many don’t think twice…

Robots and Africa: Tech transfer accelerates data collection

Robots and Africa: Tech transfer accelerates data collection

Ke Gao and Sam McInturf reveal Sun Bear to presidents and administrators of UWC and MU. By Mariah Cox | Bond LSC Fourteen days. That’s how long it took Sam McInturf and Ke Gao to put together a root imaging machine named ‘Sun Bear’ at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa this…

A program that pushes science forward

A program that pushes science forward

By Danielle Pycior | Bond LSC It’s the little things we take for granted, and for science experiments, one of those are enzymes. French chemist Anselme Payen discovered the first enzyme, diastase, in 1833, but it wasn’t until 1877 that the word enzyme was used. While it’s a compact name, it’s really a category of…

Three years in a lab

Three years in a lab

As Rosenfeld’s students graduate, awards and future plans celebrate excellence Brittney Marshall, a graduating Biological Sciences major, and mentor Cheryl Rosenfeld. Marshall has done undergraduate research in Rosenfeld’s lab for three years. | photo by Roger Meissen, Bond LSC By Mariah Cox | Bond LSC Brittney Marshall, a soon-to-be-graduating senior from MU’s College of Arts…

Understanding a hijacker

Understanding a hijacker

Figuring out how a virus takes over cells could help with gene therapy Kinjal Majumder and David Pintel | photo by Roger Meissen, Bond LSC By Mariah Cox | Bond LSC When we catch a cold or contract the flu, we usually attribute it to picking up a virus from a friend or someone we…

#IAmScience Ethan Myers

#IAmScience Ethan Myers

Ethan Myers is a senior biochemistry major studying oil production in soybeans. | photo by Mariah Cox, Bond LSC By Mariah Cox Preparing home-cooked meals regularly and maintaining houseplants can oftentimes be too time-consuming for stressed-out college students, but not for Ethan Myers. At Myers’ student apartment you can find a bonsai tree and a…

#IAmScience Chris Pires

#IAmScience Chris Pires

By Danielle Pycior | Bond LSC Through Chris Pires’ eyes, science isn’t an unconnected ideology in which scientists hold the proper way of understanding the world, it is an answer-seeking process in which humans strive to understand existence and the things around and within it. “I don’t think science is a thing, it’s a way…

DNA Day

DNA Day

A time to celebrate the thing that makes us who we are By Danielle Pycior | Bond LSC In 1865, after a decade long search into patterns of inheritance, Gregor Mendel discovered how individuals receive traits from their parents. Through working with pea plants, he found that genes come in pairs and are inherited as…

Let’s Talk About Fake News

Let’s Talk About Fake News

The Science, Health and Environmental Journalism club at MU hosted a fake news panel on April 3. | photo by Mariah Cox, Bond LSC By Mariah Cox What do CBD, climate change, flat earthers, and anti-vaxxers have in common? All are prevalent in the propagation of ‘fake news’ in science. Truthful and accurate reporting is…