Joshua Pierce: Creating Molecules to Fight Disease

Joshua Pierce: Creating Molecules to Fight Disease

We develop new chemistry that can allow us to access molecules that aren’t possible currently, and those molecules could serve as leads for drugs in the future. Synthetic chemistry is the science of building molecules from simple building blocks. So I’m leading an initiative in the Comparative Medicine Institute focused on bringing together researchers on…

Learning styles & the importance of critical self-reflection | Tesia Marshik | TEDxUWLaCrosse

Learning styles & the importance of critical self-reflection | Tesia Marshik | TEDxUWLaCrosse

Translator: Denise RQ Reviewer: Thipnapa Huansuriya There’s a few different versions – actually, many different versions – of learning styles. But probably the most common one that you’ve heard of, is that some of us are auditory learners, where we learn best by listening to things; some of us are more visual learners, where we…

Research towards a treatment for autism

Research towards a treatment for autism

Scientists lessened some symptoms of an autistic disorder in mice, by using the gene-editing technique, CRISPR-Cas9. Mice like to dig. Scientists add marbles to their bedding to measure how much digging they do. But mice with “fragile X Syndrome”, a genetic mutation that causes exaggerated repetitive behavior, dig obsessively, covering up more marbles. After a…