Archive for February, 2009

Jennifer’s Song Featured on ScienceBlogs.com!

2009/02/26
By Ms Baker
Jennifer’s Song Featured on ScienceBlogs.com!

Jennifer’s post which includes a song about malaria is currently on the home page of ScienceBlogs.com! If you follow the link on the home page it will take you to Bora Zivkovic’s blog, A Blog Around the Clock, where he has posted her video. Also, on ScienceBlogs.com is an amazing response to Jennifer’s post...
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Vitamin D Levels in Arab-Americans Too Low

2009/02/23
By Student
Vitamin D Levels in Arab-Americans Too Low

by Caitlin According to a study published by Henry Ford Hospital researchers, Arab-American women living in southeast Detroit, Michigan have dangerously low vitamin D levels and should be taking supplements for it. The study showed that their levels averaged 8.5 ng/mL (nanograms per milliliter). A healthy vitamin D level is 30 ng/mL or higher....
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Mouse Peanut Allergies

2009/02/20
By Student
Mouse Peanut Allergies

by Hope I hope this interesting, cute picture got your attention. A new mouse model for food allergies that mimics symptoms humans have to peanuts. This priceless information will further the understanding of the causes of peanut allergies and other allergies. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) says this animal model...
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Extreme Biology on the Radio!

2009/02/19
By Ms Baker
Extreme Biology on the Radio!

Brandon, Erik, and I were interviewed live for a New Hampshire public radio program called “Word of Mouth” hosted by Virginia Prescott! We had an amazing time! You can listen to the entire broadcast on the NHPR website here. More pictures of our experience are here.  Below is a video of us getting set...
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Twins…Are They Exactly the Same?

2009/02/18
By Student
Twins…Are They Exactly the Same?

by Rachael There are two types of twins that can be formed; identical and fraternal. Identical twins are formed during the first two weeks of growth. It happens when one egg is fertilized by a sperm and splits in two. After nine months of being in the womb the identical babies are born. Identical...
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Science Online ’09 – Race in Science

2009/02/07
By Ms Baker
Science Online ’09 – Race in Science

by Brandon I had the opportunity to attend a session at Science Online ‘09 titled “Race in Science”. It was not what I expected, but was nonetheless extremely interesting. The goal behind one of its central ideas was to change the average image in a person’s mind as to what a scientist looks like. ...
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