What To Expect When Expecting Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

Like anything else in the body, even the mitochondria can be afflicted with disease, damage, or anything else detrimental to its function. Mitochondrial diseases (MD) are genetic disorders inherited from the biological parents, random mutations (very rare), or environmental situations [1]. The latter two are rare and I won't go over them here, but the… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

What To Expect When Expecting The Origins Mitochondria

Yes, Mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell. Its function is well known and its existence is crucial to us and anything else that has mitochondria. Mitochondria provide energy to cells via ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is used to perform a variety of functions. Mitochondria also have its own set of DNA that is inherited… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting The Origins Mitochondria

What To Expect When Expecting A Xenobiological Organism

First off, we are not going to be discussing the biology of xenomorphs because, without a doubt, attempting to study a xenomorph would be a major health hazard leading to probable death...and they are also not real, which certainly helps to ease our fears going into this. To sum, xenobiology is the creation and manipulation… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting A Xenobiological Organism

Who To Expect When Expecting Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu

Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu was a Chinese-American physicist who accomplished many amazing feats in her life to the point where she is commonly referred to as the “First Lady of Physics” and sometimes as the “Chinese Marie Curie” [1]. For instance, some of her work includes breaking a law of physics and working on the manhattan project… Continue reading Who To Expect When Expecting Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu

What To Expect When Expecting a Woolly Mammoth

What happens when you try to bring back the woolly mammoth from extinction? According to Professor George Church, from Harvard University, we will know in 2 years or so (give or take 10 years) [1]. The woolly mammoth went extinct about 4,000 years ago, but it actually started dying out about 40,000 ago in the… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting a Woolly Mammoth

Who To Expect When Expecting Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell

“I do not wish to give [women] a first place, still less a second one--but the most complete freedom, to take their true place whatever it may be." - Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell [1]   Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was born in Bristol, England in February 1821 to Samuel Blackwell, a sugar refiner, and Hanna Lane, from a… Continue reading Who To Expect When Expecting Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell

What To Expect When Expecting Science: An Introduction

Science is a very large umbrella term that includes fields such as biology, physics, chemistry, psychology, and many others. To me, science is an adventure that helps me to understand how the things we see and use works. Why is the sky blue? How do planes stay in the air? How does my voice go… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting Science: An Introduction