How E. coli in our salads has led to the hospitalization of 10 people for hemolytic uremic syndrome
In 2013, Angelina Jolie tested positive for BRCA1. She removed her breasts. In 2015, she removed her ovaries. For $199, 23andMe offers an Ancestry and Health genetic test that tests for, among genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2.
The practice of fasting’s modern renewal in a scientific light By Jannah Sheriff Header image by Jannah Sheriff Sitting at his desk with a plate of food before him, biology teacher Pooya Hajjarian leans forward as he takes a bite out of an apple, holding string cheese in his other hand. This simple and healthy … Continue reading Plate Half Full
Exploring how learning from experimental error may teach students more than a successful experiment would
Taking a look at CRISPR as implications of such technologies are examined by MVHS students
By Riya Ranjan I stood in my room, staring at the looking glass in front of me. The mask I had on today was beautiful, modeled after a stunning actress with rosy cheeks and long lashes. I ran my hands across the plastic, taking in how much effort had been put into designing such an intricate … Continue reading The Mask of War
By Fiona Luo Swab, swab, swab. The swabbers swarmed her, and everywhere there were test tubes, cotton balls, needles and so many hands, which swabbed the inside of her cheek, which forced the screeching jaws open and tore off handfuls of those glossy red locks, that tore off nails and skin and hair — anything … Continue reading Swab: A Struggle with Genetic Discrimination
Mushroom hunting sometimes gets a bad rap, whether because of associations with “magic mushrooms” or horror stories about accidental poisonings. But mushroom hunting offers a fascinating glimpse into the mycological wonderland of our backyards, parks, and forests. By Daria Syskine Unidentified mushrooms (possibly family Psathyrellaceae) at Rancho San Antonio Park. Like other fungi, they’re small … Continue reading Mushroom Mania: The Bizarre, Lovely World of Mycology
By Brenna Chen According to a survey in 2010 conducted by Change the Equation, three out of ten Americans consider themselves bad at math. Over half of the 18 to 34-year-old bracket find themselves regularly saying they can’t do math. Many of my friends, in fact, constantly complain that they struggle much more than others in … Continue reading The Real Role of Intelligence
By Adithya Embar n December, it was HIV and AIDS awareness month, and with that the question comes up: how aware are people about the disease? In a survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, it was found that in the Georgia, 74 percent consider the disease to be very serious. But what about that other twenty-six … Continue reading HIV and AIDS awareness—How much do we know?