The Aftermath of Ebola

The 2014 West African Ebola virus outbreak made for a tragic loss of life and caused widespread social disruption. The epidemic started in late December of 2013 in Guinea presumably due to the ingestion of frui...

The Search for Better Approaches to Combatting the Flu

          According to the World Health Organization, seasonal influenza is a highly contagious viral infection that can affect anyone worldwide. However, influenza is not equally dangerous to all demo...

Finding an Unlikely Friend in Stress

It is safe to assume that everyone has experienced stress at least once. Stress is an adaptation for human survival, but many of us feel that it is more burdening than helpful. We have all felt the strains of e...

Swan Song For Dr. Joe Burdo

Most people wind down after a hectic week by watching some television or reading a book. Associate Professor of the Practice of Biology Dr. Joe Burdo, on the other hand, heads to the racetracks. “There’s nothin...

Sleep On It

Most people, at least outside of college, spend roughly a third of each day sleeping.  Though the physiological reasons for sleep are not fully understood, sleep’s pervasiveness across many higher life forms su...

Hogan Encourages Exploration Before Commitment

Had things gone a little differently, Professor Shannon Hogan might have been a psychiatrist instead of a teacher. As a freshman at the University of New Hampshire with his heart set on psychiatry, Professor Ho...

Liquid Water Flows on Mars

NASA has produced strong evidence supporting the presence of flowing liquid water on Mars. The case for flowing liquid water on the Red Planet has been growing since 2011, when Dr. Alfred S. McEwen, a profes...