The Dangers of Snacking: The Link Between High-Caloric Food Intake and Obesity

Anahita Kodali 23′ A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Virginia found that the brain’s biological clock, the system in charge of regulating physiological rhythms (like eating and sleep schedules) is linked to the brain’s pleasure center, which creates dopamine. Eating high-calorie foods causes dopamine to flood … Continue reading

New genetic research reveals antidote to deadly venom and holds implications for greater understanding of pain causality

Jason Wang 22′ New genetic research has created an antidote to effectively counteract life-threatening box jellyfish venom, the first of its kind. Through CRISPR molecular dissection of the deadly venom, Australian scientists at the University of Sydney have revealed the cell death pathway mechanism of the box jellyfish venom. This … Continue reading

Development of Sophisticated Biosynthetic Analog-to-digital Signal Processors Hold Key to Emulation of Natural Eukaryotic Cell Function

Jason Wang 22′ Bioengineers have developed a considerably more sophisticated method of biosynthetic analog-to-digital signal processing. A recent report co-led by Caleb Bashor of Rice University and Ahmad Khalil of Boston University marks a departure from prior research in the field and a significant step forward in the development of … Continue reading