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STAR TECHNIQUE

Interviewers will often ask questions that require a lot of thought and detail. Be prepared to answer questions like “Describe the most difficult/rewarding…” or “Give me an example where you…” By using the STAR Technique you can keep organized with your thoughts and give specific examples in an organized fashion telling your experience from beginning… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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Revolutionary Bionic Eye Implant Allows Blind Patients to See Again

Who Invented the Bionic Eye? Mark Humayun, a Pakistani American developed the BionicEye which restores vision to most blind people. Mark received the prestigious National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama. Click here for more information. How it works: A pair of glasses with a built in camera captures what the patient it… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Spice Up Your Life and Fight Cancer with Peppers

3,000 year old medicine rises again in modern science.  UT Southwestern Medical Center has identified a chemical in the Long Pepper (Piper longum), a spicy Indian pepper plant found in Southern India and Southeast Asia. THE MODERN SCIENCE The chemical is Piperlongumine (PL) PL to hPL after ingestion hPL silences the GSTP1 gene GSTP1 produces… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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CRISPR 2016 In Review

CRIPSR was first remarked on in 1987 by Yoshiizumi Ishino, Osaka University.  It wasn’t until 2002, fifteen years later that it’s name was coined, Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats.  Ten years after that in 2012, Doudna and Charpentier changed the game by tweaking CRISPR, using it to edit and engineer genomes.  In the subsequent… Tags: , , , , , , ,

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Scientists Find 3rd Ever Natural Quasicrystal

QUA·SI·CRYS·TAL Scientists have found the 3rd ever natural quasicrystal coming from the same object called khatyyrka meteorite (found in Siberia). They are so difficult to find because they are tiny, with the newest one found measuring at half a millimeter across. “It’s hard to look systematically for these things, because we’re talking about grains which…

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RED LIGHT STOP, GREEN LIGHT GO – KINASE ACTIVATION NOW HAS ON/OFF SWITCH

Kinases are vital proteins that can affect reaction stability, signal transmission, and protein activity and regulation.  Basically they are involved in nearly all cellular pathways.  There are numerous types of kinases existing throughout the body.  When not functioning properly they can lead to cancer and other diseases.  It has been long understood how to turn… Tags: , , , , , , ,

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3 Interview Questions and How To Nail Them

Not all interview questions are straight and to the point. Some may have you sitting there scratching your head. The last thing you want to do is appear unprepared in front of the hiring managers. Here are 3 questions that can seem intimidating but with some practice you can nail them. Why should we hire…

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Parkinson’s Linked To Gut Bacteria

One of the world’s most common debilitating brain disorders is Parkinson’s disease. Researchers have found a link between the bacteria in the gut and the onset of Parkinson’s disease. This new finding can change the way we treat the disease, suggesting that the best way for treatment would be the gut rather than the brain.

Chemo Response Foretold by Leukemia Stem Cell Biomarker

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto is utilizing LSC17, a biomarker found in Leukemia Stem Cells, to determine if conventional treatments will be effective.  If present, the biomarker causes greater chance of relapse.  LSC17 causes makes cells dormant, allowing them to avoid effects of chemotherapy, developing after presumed remission.   Here Are The Details: Stem… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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