Aristotle University

Zina Tsitrouli | April 4, 2015

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Is it an innovative method that will prevent diseases caused by mutations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) or a threat to humanity? Scientists have thoroughly debated the three-parent-baby phenomenon, especially since the United Kingdom became the first country to legalize mtDNA transfer in February 2015 [1]. The term “three-parent-babies” refers to [...]

Medicine and Health

Blog Editors | March 29, 2015

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The impetus to eat is crucial to an animal’s survivability. However in today’s fast paced society, we do not think twice about our meals and even less about our appetite, the primary stimulus for eating. The science behind appetite has been profound in providing us with various mechanisms and pathways through which we may modulate [...]

New Features

Blog Editors | March 29, 2015

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Many parents are strong believers in music lessons. It is commonly said that piano lessons will make children better at math, better at reading, more creative, or just generally smarter. Yet music programs are often among the first to be cut from public school budgets. In 2005, Schlaug et al. published results from a longitudinal [...]

Business & Finance

Preston "Brooks" Marshall | April 3, 2015

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Although there are many reasons for starting a business, the underlying goal of all entrepreneurs is profit. Today’s pharmaceutical companies are built on the same foundation, gearing all of their production efforts towards boosting revenue. However, because of this profit-first mentality, pharmaceutical companies focus on producing drugs that are [...]

Behavior

Blog Editors | March 29, 2015

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Brain trauma is a serious issue to be dealt with. In a world with competitive sports, concussions and brain injuries are common. 1 in every 5 high school athletes will suffer a sports concussion during the season while 4 to 5 million concussions occur annually with number rising among student athletes [1]. A concussion and [...]

Technology

Themis Spanoudis | March 29, 2015

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On November 12, 2014 Philae became the first robotic spacecraft to land on a comet nucleus, which is the solid part of a comet usually composed of rock, dust and frozen gases. As part of the Rosetta mission, the European Space Agency launched Philae, mounted on an Ariane 5 rocket, over a decade ago. The [...]

George Washington University

Jasmine Tuteja | April 3, 2015

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One of the most polarizing scientific advancements of the 20th and 21st centuries has been organ transplantation.  The words “organ donation” often conjure up gory images of surgery and possible death. Currently, there are 120 million donors in the United States, about 37% of the country’s population, yet an average of 18 people die each day [...]

New Features

Blog Editors | March 29, 2015

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  While spending more than 17% of its GDP on medical care, the U.S. remains the only wealthy democratic nation in the world where a significant portion of its residents lacks health insurance coverage. Nearly 17% of the population are not covered by any form of health insurance at any given time, and “another twenty-five [...]

Behavior

Natalie Petrossian | March 24, 2015

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After several tragedies in the past few years, bullying has gone from being considered a “soft” form of abuse to a high-profile issue in our society.  With new research into the neurological and psychological effects of peer harassment and victimization, scientists strongly believe that the resulting emotional and stressful impacts on a teen’s [...]

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Short Term Rentals in Tel Aviv

Honors students in Universities can often find opportunities to travel abroad. If you are studying in Israel, you might find that student housing doesn’t work well for you. Look into some of the Tel Aviv vacation rentals in the University area.