Dr Melanie Stegman is a biochemist who teaches in the interactive media program at Harrisburg University and runs her own independent video game studio on the side. Entering graduate school, Melanie felt her calling was to educate as well as to discover and during her post-doc studying DNA repair in Tuberculosis bacterium, Melanie made the […]
Read More High Score Education — Using video games to teach bioscience
Proteostasis- Understanding protein recycling, and how we can maintain the balance Ageing is inevitable; it seems obvious that as you age, you reach your peak and then decline into old age; exactly why this happens remains a mystery. During ageing, the cells in your body multiply, either replacing defective cells or helping you grow and […]
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When most of us picture human evolution, I imagine we all see the same image; you know the one I mean: a transformation, through a series of stages, from a knuckle-dragging caveman to an erectly striding homo sapiens! Evolution seems to happen in distinct steps, an obvious chain depicting our more primitive ancestors leading to […]
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We have all heard the myth of being more right-brained or left-brained, with all your creative thoughts emanating from the left half of the brain and the cold, hard logical ideas materialising from the right. However, the human brain is much more complicated than that, don’t believe that 10% BS, we actually need a lot […]
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For J&J and K&T. A couple of weeks ago, a couple of friends who are expecting their first child in the next few months, sent the picture you see above, and I was enamored by the detail. Before this, I had only been introduced to newborn babies after they tangibly exist to the rest of […]
Read More Growing Accustom to your face.