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What do scaling laws tell us about the biochemistry of life beyond Earth?

June 24th, 2022|Science and Society|

By Tammie Tam, Molecular and Medical Microbiology ‘22   Humanity has always been intrigued with the possibility of life existing elsewhere in the universe. In 1977, NASA attached the Golden Record, a detailed account [...]

650-million year old enzyme used to target cell death in cancer cells

June 19th, 2022|

Reviewing Methods of Studying Epigenetic Drift in Monozygotic Twins

June 10th, 2022|

650-million year old enzyme used to target cell death in cancer cells

June 19th, 2022|

By Vishwanath Prathikanti, Anthropology, ‘23 Author’s note: As someone studying Anthropology at Davis, I often see my friends confused when I tell them how much of my studies consist of biology and chemistry. It’s a [...]

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Current and Potential Therapeutic Options for ALS Individuals

March 4th, 2022|

By Anna Truong, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior, '22 Author’s Note: I wrote this piece of work for an assignment through my UWP 104F course, and felt very connected with it. I decided my topic to [...]

Physiological and Psychological Factors in Developing Comorbid Mood Disorders in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Patients

February 18th, 2022|

By Clara Brewer, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior ’22 Author's Note:  In 2015, I was diagnosed with a rare pain disorder- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Not only does this disorder cause unimaginable pain, it is [...]

Treatments for Eye Strain From Screen Exposure

February 4th, 2022|

By Anisha Narsam, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior ‘23  Author’s Note: I hope to raise awareness about treatments for eye strain from screen exposure because of the current pandemic and the increase in online interactions. This article [...]


Genetic algorithms: An overview of how biological systems can be represented with optimization functions

July 9th, 2021|

By Aditi Goyal, Genetics & Genomics, Statistics ‘22 Author’s Note: As the field of computational biology grows, machine learning continues to have larger impacts in research, genomics research in particular. Genetic algorithms are an incredible [...]

Human Cryopreservation: An Opportunity for Rejuvenation

June 15th, 2021|

By Barry Nguyen, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology ‘23 Author's Note: I became interested in ways to bypass built-in lifespans after taking HDE 117, a longevity class with Dr. James Carey. During the course of the [...]

Epigenetics as a Tool for Personalized and Targeted Care

April 9th, 2021|

By Parmida Pajouhesh, Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior ‘23 Author’s Note: For as long as I can remember I wanted to attend medical school and become a pediatrician. More recently, I have been exposed to the [...]


Recovering Individual Based Model Outcomes on Spatiotemporally Coarsened Data

March 2nd, 2022|

By Sameerah Helal, Applied Mathematics, Under supervision of Stephanie Dodson Author's Note: Individual Based Models (IBMs) are commonly used to study animal migrations and foraging behaviors. These flexible models are powerful in identifying the mechanisms [...]

Lazarus Dies, Lazarus Lives Again

October 1st, 2021|

By Jesse Kireyev, History ‘21 Each of these photos captures a landscape in slow degradation. Berryessa, for all the wintergreen beauty that it holds, has experienced horrifying fires numerous times over the past few years. [...]

The Universal Solvent

August 6th, 2021|

By Elaina Covey, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology ‘22 This is a digital painting I drew that was inspired by the importance of clean water on our planet. I painted this with my iPad Pro using [...]

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