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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 my brother and I recognized the essential ingredients of 'honey mustard'. 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. ‘I'm pretty sure we have some honey and mustard,’ … 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