UC Davis Hosts DataRescue Event To Archive Climate Research

By N. J. Griffen, English, ‘17 Author’s Note: “I chose to write about this topic as a response to one of the many uncertainties that exists under our newly elected president, Donald Trump. More specifically, this article is meant to encompass the nationwide effort by scientists, professors, researchers and archivists to safeguard, backup and protect … Continue reading UC Davis Hosts DataRescue Event To Archive Climate Research

Epigenetics and Intergenerational Health

By Wren Greaney, History major, Biological Sciences & Community Development minor, ’17 Author’s Note: “I became interested in the impact of epigenetics after reading an article about the effects of environmental pollution on generations beyond the population subjected to the pollution. So much focus in human biology is placed on genetics; it is fascinating that … Continue reading Epigenetics and Intergenerational Health

Molecular Mechanisms Leading to FXTAS Development and Therapeutic Perspectives

By Candice Vieira, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, ’17 Author’s Note: After researching Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) treatment methods for a UWP 104F assignment, I learned that current FXTAS therapeutics is limited to symptomatic treatment. Most articles emphasized the need to better characterize the molecular mechanisms underlying FXTAS development to develop drugs specifically for FXTAS. … Continue reading Molecular Mechanisms Leading to FXTAS Development and Therapeutic Perspectives

To Infinity and Beyond: A Review of “The Life of Pi, and Other Infinities” by Natalie Angier

By Lo Tuan, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior and Managerial Economics, ’17 Author’s Note: I wrote this review as an assignment for a UWP course that investigates the role of science in society using different lenses and models. It was a scintillating experience engaging in scientific reading and writing while evaluating the relationship between science and … Continue reading To Infinity and Beyond: A Review of “The Life of Pi, and Other Infinities” by Natalie Angier

Our Newest Neighbors?

By Nicole Strossman, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, ‘17 Author’s Note: “I decided to write this piece after seeing news headlines announcing the potential of life on planets in a nearby star system. As this is a topic that fascinates many people, myself included, I decided to investigate the new discoveries. While the research on the … Continue reading Our Newest Neighbors?

The Future of Surgery

By Nicole Strossman, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, ’17 What do you picture when you think about surgery? Most likely, you imagine a person having their body cut open, and then a surgeon performing what is necessary to fix the problem, whether that be removing a damaged organ or tissue, repairing damages internally, or performing some … Continue reading The Future of Surgery

About the Editors

  Connie Chen Connie recently graduated with a BS in microbiology and is currently working as a junior specialist for Dr. Dennis Hartigan-O’Connor. She volunteers at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento and enjoys working with people. Her goal in writing is to make scientific research more understandable and relatable to the general public. Outside of … Continue reading About the Editors

About

Editorial Board 2015-2016 (Left to right: Dr. Burgess, Nicole, Hong, Lo, Carly) Editorial Board, 2014-2015 (Left to right: Hong, Shadeh, Marisa, Briga, Nicole, David. Not pictured: Natalie) Mission Statement: The Aggie Transcript is a forum for students to discuss and exchange their perspectives on science and its role in society.  We provide a publishing venue for … Continue reading About