New Study Shows Diet Can Affect Ribosomal Activity

       Most everyone knows about proteins, that product loved by bodybuilders and steak lovers alike. But how are they made? Ribosomes are the tiny factories responsible for churning out each and every protein ...

Allergy Drug has Potential to Treat Severe Epilepsy

Dravet syndrome is a rare form of genetic epilepsy that affects about 1:16,000 to 1:21,000 children. The disease strikes otherwise healthy infants typically in the first year of life. The catastrophic syndrome ...

Get Your Blood Pumping…While Working at Your Desk?

As is the case for many occupations today, the life of a student isn’t always a particularly active one. While some of us manage trips to the Plex or take runs around the Reservoir, in reality, getting to work ...

Doomed to Disagreement in Politics?

When people are presented with evidence that counter their firmly held beliefs, they generally tend to discount it. During a time of polarizing and turbulent American politics, this tendency to disagree undermi...

Genetic contributions to self-reported tiredness

Fatigue is characterized by self-reported tiredness and low energy.  Obvious behaviors such as sleeping less than the National Sleep Foundation recommended 7-9 hours a night, eating nutrient-poor foods that cau...

Can AI Make Our World More Secure?

Can Our Emotions Keep Us Safe on the Internet? With advancements in AI seemingly making headlines daily, it sometimes feels that our minds may become mated to, and perhaps even overcome by, machines without ...

Eat Your Fiber

Eat your fiber. We have all heard it before. You may be thinking, “My digestive system is fine! I don’t need fiber.” But, whether you like it or not, fiber has countless health benefits outside of normalizing b...