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“Mommy, Jennifer looks like you and she loves germs like you do, too!”
I follow Dr. Jennifer Gardy on Twitter, and am a huge fan of her quirky horse-filled website – be sure to click on the horse’s mouth. So, when I saw the announcement … MORE
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Learning about an influential women in science at this point in my career is an odd paradox: I am simultaneously uplifted and inspired by their story and dismayed that I have made it this far and not heard a whisper about them. Jewel Plummer Cobb, whom we profile in this edition of “Fine … MORE
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In high school, I was an asthmatic cellist who took a lot of AP classes and was on the Knowledge Bowl team. Hardly a paragon of popularity, I never considered myself “cheerleader material.” Sure, there were some cheerleaders in my AP science classes, but they were the exception rather than the rule. In … MORE
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Mavenites, we’ve been discussing the importance of the gut microbiota to your overall health and well-being for a while now (see Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3), and now we boldly go where (well, frankly, quite a few) men and women have gone before: Space.
A team of scientists led by … MORE
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Mavenites, welcome to #TBT aka Throwback Thursday where we revisit some of our favorites. In this inaugural post, we again discuss the importance of tighty whities and add a new twist: Does filtration happen?
“Usually briefs.” That was Bill Clinton’s answer in 1994 when asked on national TV the perennial question, “Boxers or briefs?”
My non-scientist friends … MORE
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Mavenites, I ran across this post on the news website Mother Jones with the headline: “Study: You Can’t Change an Anti-Vaxxer’s Mind.” The article references a scientific study published in the journal Pediatrics in which parents who were against vaccinating their children were given four sources of information about vaccinating their children: 1) Information from … MORE
Mavenites, welcome to a new blog series: Fine Focus: Women in Science, where we will highlight some of the current female movers and shakers in the scientific world as well as celebrate the accomplishments of women throughout history. Today’s Fine Focus is on Karen E. James, a staff scientist Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory and co-founder and director … MORE
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Mavenites, here’s another sneak peak of a case study in the Maven’s 4th edition of Microbiology: A Systems Approach, in which she asks, “What’s on YOUR lab coat? Some recently released guidelines on dress codes for medical workers give added insight to this issue.
It’s not an uncommon sight in the health care … MORE
My husband grew up with dogs, but I did not. As one of three out of four siblings with severe asthma and allergies, we grew up in a fairly hypoallergenic home that didn’t allow pets. My pediatrician, who was an allergy and asthma expert in the 70s and 80s, warned my mother against bringing pets with dander into our home. … MORE