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A blog about life...literally

This Mental Illness Treatment is Shocking!

Image from Wikimedia Commons Depression is a serious mental illness experienced by 1 in 15 adults in the United States each year. Many medications researched over the past few decades have been the main working tools in fighting this terrible … Keep Reading


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Winged Wednesday – Great Gynandromorphs

Gynandromorph of Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)Image from Wikimedia Commons You may have seen an odd bird flying around your neighborhood or a strange butterfly sitting on a flower. The animal might have been two different colors split right down the … Keep Reading


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Genes Compete Too

f I were to take a guess, the most memorable phrase you have from a biology class (besides “the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell”, which is both grammatically incorrect and really only useful for memes) is probably “survival … Keep Reading


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Does the Environment of East African Runners Affect Their Dominance?

East Africa has had a long standing tradition of producing world class long distance runners that dominate the biggest profile races in the world. If we take the results of the annual London Marathon alone, an East African runner, specifically … Keep Reading


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Mammal Monday – Looking Sharp

Western European Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Read more about this species here.


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Bacteria With Clocks

Biological clocks or circadian rhythms are exquisite internal timing mechanisms that are widespread across nature enabling living organisms to cope with the major changes that occur from day to night, even across seasons. Humans, Animals and plants all have them. … Keep Reading


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Frog Friday – Bone Up on Frog Anatomy

American Bullfrog Skeleton (Lithobates catesbeianus)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Winged Wednesday – Darwin’s Rhea

Darwin’s Rhea (Pterocnemia pennata)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Nanoparticles as Drug Carriers to Combat Cancer

Nanoparticles are a field of science that has provoked global interest due to their wide variability and applications. Novel interactions with the immune system show promise for suppression and triggering of this system. Their small size and variable nature can … Keep Reading


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This Beta Work – Curing Type 1 Diabetes with Beta Cell Regeneration

If you could cure anything in the world right now, what would it be? Coronavirus, perhaps? Cancer? The answer I would give is diabetes. You might be thinking, “Are you serious? But can’t diabetics just get better by exercising and … Keep Reading


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Mammal Monday – Don’t Worry. I Goat Your Back.

Markhor (Capra falconeri)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Frog Friday – Torrential

Black-spotted Rock Frog (Staurois guttatus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Read more about the Black-spotted Rock Frog here.


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Winged Wednesday – Keep Calm and Carrion

Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Did you know? In May 2013, a 52-year old woman was hiking in France when she fell off a cliff to her death. Her body was eaten by Griffon Vultures before rescue workers … Keep Reading


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Mammal Monday – Take It To the Bank

Bank Vole (Clethrionomys glareolus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Did you know? The bank vole lives in woodland areas in Europe and Asia. Predators such as owls, foxes, and weasels take their toll on bank vole populations throughout the year. This may … Keep Reading


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Frog Friday – Black-and-Red Froghopper

Black-and-red Froghopper (Cercopis vulnerata)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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