Can Bill Nye Save the World?

“Bill Nye Saves the World” is a new show starring Bill Nye, a well-known and popular member of the science education community. The series description claims to “look at topics from a scientific point of view, refuting myths and claims that rebuke science”. Since Bill Nye is influential, this article seeks to investigate Bill Nye’s…

An Interview with Kim Webb: Title IX and Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Issues of sexual assault and harassment have been at the forefront of public attention. Numerous reports of sexual assault have been vocalized against high profile individuals such as film producer Harvey Weinstein and actor Ben Affleck. Such accusations inspired campaigns such as the #MeToo hashtag, which encourages survivors of sexual assault to share their stories…

2017 Nobel Prize

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology was jointly awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for characterizing the circadian rhythm at a level of molecular operation. Although the concept of biological clocks was well understood, pioneering work lead by these researchers in the 1980’s and 1990’s provided the first…

Xenotransplantation and Gene Editing in Pigs

Xenotransplantation, the transplantation, implantation, or infusion into a human recipient from an animal donor, has been attempted for more than 300 years with little to no success [1]. The possibility of an essentially unlimited pool of organs to choose from has taunted many transplant surgeons and researchers alike. Beginning with blood xenotransfusion, then the grafting…

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