What To Expect When Expecting A Zombie: Zombie Bacteria

Previously, we looked at the zombie fungus that plagued carpenter ants and turned them against their colonies in the rainforest. Now, we will look at bacteria and the object of their zombification and destruction: silver. Throughout our history of fairy tales and legends, silver has been the downfall of many mythical creatures from werewolves to… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting A Zombie: Zombie Bacteria

Who To Expect When Expecting Alice Ball

In her short life, Alice Augusta Ball, a chemist, was nothing short of brilliant. Alice was born in Seattle in 1892 and spent her childhood in Washington and Hawaii. She showed high aptitude towards the sciences, so much so that she ended up becoming the first African-American woman to attend the University of Washington School… Continue reading Who To Expect When Expecting Alice Ball

What To Expect When Expecting An Artificial Womb

Despite being a developed and leading country, the United States suffers from infant morbidity and mortality due to premature births, which causes ⅓ of all infant deaths and ½ of cerebral palsy in infants [1]. Advances in neonatal care have improved survival rates for premature infants, but those that do survive are plagued with a… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting An Artificial Womb

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

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