Listing of some science articles I wrote for The Stanford Daily...
- Religion helps science: Alzheimer's study uses nuns
- "In describing his research subjects, University of Kentucky
Neurology Prof. Dr. David
Snowdon said, "When I visit the convent it is like visiting
grandma's house, except this
house has a hundred or so grandmothers." This is not exactly the
answer you would expect from a scientist, but Snowdon is no ordinary
researcher and the Nun Study he heads is no ordinary research
project. . . "
(This article was picked up by U-Wire)
- Taking the guesswork out of drug design
- "The tale of penicillin's accidental discovery is part of
science folklore, a parable of how breakthroughs can occur when you
least expect them. . ."
- Athlete's DNA in merchandise
- "The DNA of one Australian athlete is on all official Olympic
merchandise being sold. Far from being cause for a recall, the DNA's
presence is intentional and designed to serve a difficult role: a
mark of authenticity. . ."
- Decoding the human genome
- "In the mid-1980s, scientists started considering the
possibility of mapping the human genome. In June 2000, the deed was
proclaimed done. . ."