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UA Cancer Center Team Identifies a Switch that May Help Target Dormant Cancer Cells

by Gaius J. Augustus for the University of Arizona Cancer CenterOriginally posted Sept. 26, 2017 to https://uacc.arizona.edu/news/ua-cancer-center-team-identifies-switch-may-help-target-dormant-cancer-cells TUCSON, Ariz. – A study by scientists at the University of Arizona and the University of Pittsburgh may hold the key to targeting...

5 Animation Tips You Need To Know When Sharing Your Science

Science is complex, but animation can make your science communication easier to understand! There are probably few who would deny that science is complicated.  But that doesn't mean it has to be impossible to understand.  Scientists are busy at work...

A Day in the Life of a PhD Student

I recently shared what my day as a PhD student is like on Twitter. From fixing error messages to eating "grown-up" lunches, I think you'll find that the grad school life is a bit different from what you might think....

Science communication: 5 new frontiers

When I left high school, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life: make stories. I wanted to draw comics, I wanted to write stories, I wanted to make movies. So I went to art school, where...

Biology & Life – Today’s Science Word

Life is one of those things we often take for granted. But that may be because it's just part of our existence every day. It might seem simple to define life as well, but it can be quite complex.  There are...

New Year, New Who? How to make and keep reasonable resolutions.

It's a brand new year, and you're ready to start out on a new goal. What's your new year's resolution? It's no secret that many people set unrealistic goals for the new year. Let's talk about what a reasonable goal...

Distal and Proximal – Today’s Science Word

Have you ever had difficulty describing where something is in relation to others? When scientists discuss where things are on a person or other animal, they also need words to compare.  Two such words are DISTAL and PROXIMAL. Distal means...

Into your DNA – Today’s Science Word

At the very core of making living things work is DNA, which stands for Deoxyribonucleic Acid.  DNA is just a  molecule, made up of different parts held together in a ladder-like structure.  We call this structure a double helix. DNA holds...

The erasure of race in genetics

"Race doesn't exist." I remember the first time I heard this.  I was in my evolution class in undergrad.  My professor pulled up a picture of two subspecies of bird.  They looked exactly alike, and my professor mentioned that there is...

Chromosome – Today’s Science Word

You have 3 billion bases in your DNA on 46 chromosomes (and 2 sex chromosomes), and if you stretched out, it would be 2m long!  So how can it fit into your cells? Your cells package the DNA, allowing it...

Understanding Pipeline is Essential for Success

What is a pipeline? In high school, I decided I would become an artist.  I was pushed to go to college by family and school.  And because I didn't know how to do it any other way, I did what...

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