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Aquaria on the Cheap

This article originally ran on my (now semi-defunct) aquarium blog, but it’s good information if you want to try setting up a fish tank. I’d also like to write some follow up pieces on teaching kids a little bit about biochemistry by way of aquaria.  So You Want to Start …

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Fighting Penicillin’s Monster: Elizabeth Hazen and Rachel Brown. (Women in Science 68)

Who (besides, obviously, bacteria) doesn’t love penicillin?  It’s on everybody’s shortlist of the most important things we’ve discovered to improve our lot on this world.  Just a hundred years ago, an infected wound often meant an amputated limb, there being no weapon to stop the spread of infection this side …

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Mad Art Cast Pigment

Hello and welcome to another episode of Mad Art Cast! Today we have a short episode where we chat about pigment. We touched on this topic before because artists LOVE their colors. This week we specifically talk about the Forbes collection of pigments and how that collection is art as …

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I Am an Award Winning Science Photographer!

I have been waiting years to say that and now it’s true! Well mostly true. I won a gift card and got published! I won best chemistry photo for the month of May in Chemistry and Engineering News aka c&en! WOOT. My photo was of strawberry DNA extraction and I …

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From ATP to MRI: Mildred Cohn’s Pioneering Work in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (Women in Science 62)

ATP is the stuff of life.  Without it, cell communication shuts down, muscles freeze, and anything requiring ready energy (which is to say, darn near everything) stops.  For biologists, it’s a critically important molecule to understand, but most of its secrets remained locked up until one person, who was very …

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Argonne National Laboratory’s Microbiome Project: Surgery

Shortly after I’d written my last post (let’s not reflect on how long ago that was), I got tapped for a freelance project with Argonne National Laboratories. They have a YouTube series with Dr. Jack Gilbert called The Microbiome Project, and were looking to have a medical animation of what …

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Serotonin Painting

This painting is acrylic on canvas and is 16″ x 20″. This is a patron supported art project. This is painting of serotonin molecules acting as neurotransmitters in the brain. Because of the widespread use of SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) this is the depiction and story of serotonin that …

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The Women in Science Reading List: The Twenty Best (And Four Not Best) Books To Read and Own

When I first started collecting biographies of female scientists, I thought the genre, thanks to the historical and systemic neglect of the subject matter, would be fun to collect and relatively easy to complete.  Some Curie, some Meitner, a Franklin or two, and done.  Six years later, and my shelves …

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