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Modified Mu Opioid Receptors Lead to Analgesia Without Physical Dependence

May 14th, 2021|Biochemistry, Biology, Health and Medicine|

By Neha Madugala, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior ‘21 Author’s Note: I wrote this literature review for my UWP104F class to assess new opioid-based medications for pain-relief. While opioids are the best known pain relievers we [...]

After Eureka Comes Death

April 30th, 2021|

COVID-19 Testing: Three Tools for Public Health

April 23rd, 2021|

It’s Not You, It’s Your Microbes: The Association Between Microbiota and Depressive Behavior in Mice

May 7th, 2021|

By Reshma Kolala, Medical & Molecular Microbiology ‘22 Author’s Note: A recent switch into the Microbiology major prompted me to explore recent developments in the field. I came across this study that examined the role [...]

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Modified Mu Opioid Receptors Lead to Analgesia Without Physical Dependence

May 14th, 2021|

By Neha Madugala, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior ‘21 Author’s Note: I wrote this literature review for my UWP104F class to assess new opioid-based medications for pain-relief. While opioids are the best known pain relievers we [...]

It’s Not You, It’s Your Microbes: The Association Between Microbiota and Depressive Behavior in Mice

May 7th, 2021|

By Reshma Kolala, Medical & Molecular Microbiology ‘22 Author’s Note: A recent switch into the Microbiology major prompted me to explore recent developments in the field. I came across this study that examined the role [...]

After Eureka Comes Death

April 30th, 2021|

As insulin prices skyrocket, diabetics turn to increasingly dangerous solutions to manage their illnesses By Jesse Kireyev, History ‘21 Author’s Note: There’s an indescribable type of heartbreak that comes from hearing a close diabetic family [...]

Genetics

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 [...]

Strimvelis: An Application of Personalized Medicine

March 12th, 2021|

By Aditi Goyal, Genetics & Genomics, Statistics, ‘22 Author’s Note: I heard about this therapy during a freshman seminar, and I presented on this during that class. This article is an adaptation of that presentation.  [...]

Combating Malaria: Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Projected to Prevail Over Traditional Methods

March 5th, 2021|

By Marian Warner, Biotechnology ‘21 Author’s Note: I chose the subject of gene drives for UWP 104E (writing in science class) because I found it personally interesting and wanted to learn more about its controversy. [...]

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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