Being the kind of person I am, I can’t describe the joy of setting off on a journey with absolutely everything I need. Nothing forgotten, nothing to grab along the way. Oh the peace of mind.
Ladies, we know that you come into this world equally well prepared. That is, for your journey towards motherhood. Or do you? We’ve all been aware that you’re born with all the eggs you’ll ever have, but is that true? Researchers in the lab of Dr. Jonathan Tilly at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston challenge that notion by reporting their discovery of human egg-producing stem cells in Nature Medicine this past February. Continue reading →
Chocolates? Check. Card? Check. Dinner reservations? Done and done. Dozen roses? Two dozen? Hell, I don’t know how much you make – personally, I’m on a grad student stipend. Carnations, perhaps? Regardless, fellas, you better be on your A game today.
No matter how much you really believe in this “holiday” or not, I still think everyone enjoys spending a special day with a special someone. Unfortunately, not everyone can be lucky in love.
If you were pivy to my first intro “course” in genetics 101, the basics, you got a fast and furious introduction to DNA and what it does. Again briefly, DNA works as a coded system of information storage to tell the cells of our bodies what to do and how to get it done. However, as you might expect, there’s quite a few layers in between that I glossed over on the first pass. How the cell reads its DNA and performs necessary functions is known as the central dogma
The question of where to start with such an endeavor, needless to say, looms before me. I honestly never thought I would have my own website, much less a science blog – but biology is to be my life. No pun intended. Research in this field is the foundation for all that we do now and will do in the future. However, it’s of critical importance to everyone, and we think there should be an easy way to find simple explanations for those questions you’re looking for. I promise you, it’s a lot more than test tubes and beakers filled with water and food coloring. This field has exploded, and already impacts your life more than you may be aware, be it in the food you eat, the medicine you take or where the government spends its money. And hopefully, that’s where I come in.
I guess the first step is always the hardest, but I just finished up with some work for the day and see no better time than the present. The best place I see to start is with the foundation. DNA. Continue reading →