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Loneliness in Young Adults Causes Mental Decline in Covid-19

February 19th, 2021|Health and Medicine|

By Vishwanath Prathikanti, Political Science ‘23 Author’s note: As an undergraduate researcher at UC Davis, I have planned and executed a study in chemistry education and now am in the process of presenting findings. This [...]

A Conversation on Bioethics with Linda Sonntag, PhD

January 22nd, 2021|

The Pursuit of a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine: Lessons in Public Trust of Medical Institutions

January 9th, 2021|

A Conversation on Bioethics with Linda Sonntag, PhD

January 22nd, 2021|

By Mari Hoffman, Genetics & Genomics ‘21 Author’s Note: I was interested in interviewing Dr. Linda Sonntag because of her time and dedication spent in the biotechnology field. She has been involved in multiple biotechnology [...]

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Health and Medicine

Loneliness in Young Adults Causes Mental Decline in Covid-19

February 19th, 2021|

By Vishwanath Prathikanti, Political Science ‘23 Author’s note: As an undergraduate researcher at UC Davis, I have planned and executed a study in chemistry education and now am in the process of presenting findings. This [...]

Is it Bad to Be A “Night Owl”? An Investigation into the Association of Preferred Sleep Time with Allergy & Asthma Symptoms in Adolescents

January 15th, 2021|

By Reshma Kolala, Microbiology ‘22 Author’s Note: Adolescents are notorious for not getting enough sleep, but can that impact how the cells of our immune system operate? The following study reinforces the significance of maintaining [...]

The Mental Health Crisis of the COVID-19 Pandemic

November 20th, 2020|

By Aditi Venkatesh, Cognitive Science ‘21 Author’s Note: I wrote this piece for a UWP 104E assignment to explain the psychological consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. I chose to focus on mental health because it holds [...]

Genetics

Use of Transgenic Fish and Morpholinos for Analysis of the Development of the Hematopoietic System

July 31st, 2020|

By Colleen Mcvay, Biotechnology, 2021 Author's Note: I wrote this essay to review the methods of utilizing Zebrafish as a model for understanding the mechanisms underlying the development of blood (hematopoietic) stem cells, for my [...]

Pharmacogenomics in Personalized Medicine: How Medicine Can Be Tailored To Your Genes

June 19th, 2020|

By: Anushka Gupta, Genetics and Genomics, ‘20 Author’s Note: Modern medicine relies on technologies that have barely changed over the past 50 years, despite all of the research that has been conducted on new drugs [...]

CRISPR Conundrum: Pursuing Consensus on Human Germline Editing

June 12th, 2020|

By Daniel Erenstein, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior, ‘21 Author’s Note: In November 2018, a scientist in China became the first person to claim that they had edited the genes of human embryos carried to term. [...]

Environment

The Technological Impact on Coffee Growing in the Face of Climate Change

December 19th, 2020|

By Anushka Gupta, Genetics & Genomics, ‘20 Author’s Note:  Climate change is an important topic and must be discussed in order to mitigate the severe consequences. Unbeknownst to most people, however, coffee is also heavily [...]

Will This Pandemic Unite Us Against Climate Change?

October 31st, 2020|

By Pilar Ceniceroz, Environmental Science and Management ‘21 Author’s Note: I originally wrote this piece for a UWP104E assignment. However, the topic remains relevant to people all around the world. In the past, it has [...]

The Parable of the Passenger Pigeon: How Colonizers’ Words Killed the World’s Largest Bird Population

October 23rd, 2020|

By Jenna Turpin, Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology ‘22 Author’s Note: I started this piece as an assignment for my undergraduate expository writing class under the guidance of my supportive professor Hillary Cheramie. Hillary urged me [...]

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