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Shrink Rays, A Submarine, And A Ride Through The Blood Stream: A ‘Fantastic Voyage’ Into Human Cell Diversity

As if shrunk-down on the miniaturized ship in the Fantastic Voyage with a front-seat, super-magnified view of the inside of the human body, zooming through the blood-stream on your way to fix a blood clot in the brain, you may have started to notice the cellular wilderness around you. Flat, fish scale-like cells line the … Continue reading Shrink Rays, A Submarine, And A Ride Through The Blood Stream: A ‘Fantastic Voyage’ Into Human Cell Diversity

My (Professional) Field Trip To The Fleet Science Center

I am not exactly sure of the last time I had gone to the Fleet Science Center, the science museum in San Diego – it had been fifteen to twenty years or so. Like many museums, not much had changed over the decades, the building itself and many of the exhibitions and features inside. And, … Continue reading My (Professional) Field Trip To The Fleet Science Center

Honey Mustard: Optical Illusions And Linguistic Blindspots

I’ll never forget the moment the essential ingredients of 'honey mustard' dawned upon my brother and I. Groaning and whining, we had thrown our hands up in defeat unable to find a jar of the condiment in our pantry to top off our oven-toasted chicken nugget craving. Then my roommate chimed in: I'm pretty sure … Continue reading Honey Mustard: Optical Illusions And Linguistic Blindspots

The Immiscibility Of Trendy News Reporting And Medical Science

It’s never been easier to get life science and medical news, and the public has a roaring appetite for it. We are overwhelmingly exposed to health-related news and it can influence our thoughts and behavior instantaneously. And with each news story, journalists and media outlets run the risk of publicizing a faulty health-related story that … Continue reading The Immiscibility Of Trendy News Reporting And Medical Science