Writing Samples

June 7, 2017

ABSTRACT

Jean-Dominique Bauby, author of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, was the first to write on living with locked-in syndrome (LIS). A rare neurological condition, LIS leaves the affected cognitively intact but physically paralyzed. V...

March 30, 2017

The non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, cannabidiol (CBD), has made headlines as a potential treatment for severe epilepsy. A study published this January in the Journal of Child Neurology strengthens the case for CBD, demonstrating its...

March 2, 2017

Published by the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) at https://www.nasw.org/article/neurotechnology-motion.

BOSTON — Supported by former President Barack Obama’s BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologie...

December 19, 2016

If you wander into a college library on a weekday around midnight, you’ll be met with the following scene: Students occupy every table, though they are barely visible amid the piles of textbooks, loose-leaf, and laptop computers. Peeking ov...

December 27, 2015

Published by Tampa Bay Parenting at http://tampabayparenting.com/article/the-science-behind-tuning-things-out/.

You’ve probably experienced something like this before: You’re knee-deep in a big project at work and are finally making some pro...

December 13, 2015

Molecular Cuisine: Considering the Chemical Senses in Culinary Practice

Pt. 2 – Tasting – with your nose?

In order to understand the techniques molecular chefs use to develop flavor, “flavor” must be properly defined. In laymen’s terms, “tast...

December 11, 2015

Molecular Cuisine: Considering the Chemical Senses in Culinary Practice

Pt. 1 – Molecular WHAT?

Vaporizers, rotary evaporators, rotor-stator homogenizers, ultrasonic baths, and immersion circulators have found their way into a different kind...

December 9, 2015

About 1 in 10 babies in the U.S. is born prematurely, according to the National Institutes of Health. Premature babies are born having had insufficient time to develop and are prone to many health risks. Among these risks is the possibility...

October 30, 2015

Artificial sweeteners were developed incidentally but are now commonly used in food and beverage production. Saccharin, discovered at John Hopkins during research with coal tar derivatives, was originally marketed as a product for diabetics...

September 24, 2015

As a dance major, you delve into more obscure and philosophical topics of conversation than an outsider might expect. You find yourself discussing the validity of various metaphors used to describe anatomical structure and physiology. You q...

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