What is COVID-19?

What is a pandemic? What are the symptoms of COVID-19?  What is the difference between COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2?  How do …

Viral Replication: a COVID-19 Game

Viral Replication is what makes viruses so dangerous! It only takes infection by one viral particle to start a vicious …

Viral Transmission: a COVID-19 Game

Viruses spread disease by jumping from one host to another in a process called viral transmission.  Some viruses spread easier …

COVID-19 and Other Viruses

Coronavirus and Basic Virology As many schools reopen for the year, we could all use a review of basic virology.  …

Brain Cell Types: What’s Your Mind Made of?

A Brain Cell Types Science Game Your mind is amazing- it lets you read, talk, move and breathe!  It’s made …

Brain Kick: The Motor Cortex

Brain Kick: The Motor Cortex Your Brain in Motion Running, jumping, dancing, or kicking all demand heavy input from the …

Ep 56- Unlocking Genetic Regulation with Rachel Cherney and Connor Wander

How did you get so put together?  DNA is the blueprint, but it doesn’t determine everything.  DNA gets turned into RNA, and then finally into proteins that help build your body and brain.  But there are SO many steps in that process that affect the final product- you.   The sum of these steps is a process called genetic regulation. 

Ep. 48- Are Herbal Supplements Effective? Using Modern Science to Investigate Ancient Medicines with Tayler Catherine

Tayler is a PhD candidate in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. Her research …

Ep. 47- Genetic Big data for Personalized Medicine with Sean Jackewicz

Sean Jackewicz is a research student at the University of Georgia who is studying for his degree in Genetics, with …

Ep. 45: Applications and Limitations of GWAS with Dr. Liz Tunbridge

Listen in to hear Dr. Liz Tunbridge of Oxford University discuss the limitations of GWAS (Genome-wide association studies) and her …