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How the flu—and ideas and knowledge—spread
by Elise Wachspress Last week, the scientific journal eLife (established by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Max Planck Society, and the Wellcome Trust) published a More)
Better weapons for fighting MRSA
by Elise Wachspress Staphylococcus aureus (commonly called Staph) is found on the skin and in the nose, throat, and gastrointestinal tract of about a third of the human population. Staph is one of the many “commensal” bacteria that routinely make (More)
Bacteria: Can't live with them, can't live without them
by Katya Frazier Graduate student in the Committee on Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition If you’ve had strep throat or an ear infection, you likely have deep respect for antibiotics. They powerfully fight off bacteria—by damaging their DNA, disar (More)
A punch to the gut: How poor sleep impacts our intestinal health
by Kristin Hoddy, PhD Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Medicine Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care A good night’s sleep is not always easy. Lack of sleep may serve as badge of honor, a sign of productivity, or, a necessity—to get a (More)
Science Outreach, Broader Impacts, and Communication (10/6/2017)
I was at the Broader Impacts Fair and someone handed me a flier while inviting me to a talk later than week — it was the first time that I’d ever been handed (More)
#LoganTurns5 [10/7/2017]
Got a chance to visit the Logan Center for part of their 5th anniversary bash #LoganTurns5. There's no way to properly convey just how significant an addition to the Univer (More)
Amplify Arts Conference 5/14/2016
I got the chance to moderate a panel "Building a School Community" at the first Amplify Arts Summit on Saturday. A few things generally before I talk about the session itself: The UChicago Arts A (More)
3 Week Springtime Hustle @ UChicago
It's been a busy 3 weeks. The end of the academic year at UChicago is always like this in a sense - a mix of normal business, year end celebrations, some goodbyes, and a wave of new ideas for the summer or fall that inevitably need more attention (More)
Four Events from 3rd Wk (Spring Quarter 2016) #marooned
I'll write about four events that I participated in this past week: Bronzeville CAC Meeting, Police & Fire Scholarship Reception,  Polished Pebbles Book Launch for "They are all the Same Girl", Generation All Launch. [gallery columns="4" link= (More)
Odyssey / CSP - Scholarship Opportunities for Tremendous People
I think it’s fair to say that the University of Chicago is at its best when it’s firmly stating its ideals and has some incontrovert (More)
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