SELECTED WORKS

 

Are We Headed for a New Era of Malaria Drug Resistance?

March 01, 2019

Plasmodium falciparum has shown an ability to evade everything we throw at it, most recently artemisinin-based combination therapies, today’s front-line treatment. Are experts worried? 2500 wds. The Scientist

6 Reasons Why Seattle’s Synthetic Biology Space Is Booming

February 05, 2019

When you think of synthetic biology, Silicon Valley might be the first place that pops into your mind. But Seattle, in addition to being arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the country, is climbing the ranks of biotech. Here’s why. 1200 wds. SynBioBeta News

Organization Spotlight: Touchlight Genetics

September 27, 2018

DNA vaccines, nanotubes, biofuel cells, and more. Read about the biotech startup, Touchlight Genetics, who hope to synthesize the DNA of the future. 950 wds. SynBioBeta News

Fragmented Protections Fail Top Predators

September 20, 2018

Marine Protected Area (MPA) design is extremely complex. A global group of researchers found that small, fragmented MPAs in reefs near the coast do virtually nothing to help predators like sharks. 600 wds. Hakai Magazine

Healing by Trees (and Even a Houseplant)

September 19, 2018

Green, growing things improve our mental health in very real ways. Read about the research, and the communities who are trying to bring nature back into the age of urbanization. 1600 wds. YES! Magazine

Organization Spotlight: Sahar Education

August 16, 2018

This nonprofit is changing the landscape of girl's education in Afghanistan, which has deteriorated under Taliban rule. 1400 wds. Global Washington

What It's Like to Have an ADHD Brain

August 01, 2018

How I find refuge in a world of non-stop stimulation. 1400 wds. Medium

Money and Drugs: The Problems with Funding in Science

July 11, 2018

Budget cuts, conflicts of interest, and the growing burden on scientists: A moderately deep dive into the issues of money in research. 2400 wds. UnScienced

The sky is not the limit: What synthetic biologists can learn from astronaut Scott Kelly

June 26, 2018

Life scientists, especially in synthetic biology, can learn a lot from Scott Kelly. The key is being willing to do what seems impossible. 1000 wds. SynBioBeta News

What do flu shots and erectile dysfunction have in common?

June 01, 2018

The answer: cancer therapy. 250 wds. UnScienced

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