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Breaking the two-hour tape: Engineering the fastest marathon run in history

What does it take to reach the peak of athletic performance and break barriers thought to be beyond human capabilities? One of...

The stranger within: the story of mitochondria

Suppose you stop someone on the street to ask them a question. You offer them three words: what...

Taking Research Outside

After two days of driving, our U-haul rounded the final corner of the gravel road leading to our destination, The Rocky Mountain Biological Station,...

I’ll be back (in 3,000 years)

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I still remember my first night in the United States, not due to the long journey, but because of the first question someone asked about my home country.  “Do you guys really ride camels and...

Sleeping Beauty Seeds

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This year I’ve been reading a lot about seed dormancy and while we’re all hunkered down, sheltered in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, I can’t help but feel there’s an apt comparison to be...

Forget What You Know About Alzheimer’s

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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the sixth-leading cause of death among adults in the US. Its progression is devastating: the brain slowly deteriorates, cognitive ability degrades, and bodily functions gradually shut down. Given...

Fanning the flames

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In recent years, it feels like we have watched parts of the world be swallowed whole by fire, painting a very apocalyptic picture of the future. Nearly 40,000 square miles in Australia were decimated...

Double Merle Dogs

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Dog coats come in a seemingly endless variety of patterns, lengths, textures and colors, determined by their genetic makeup. Just 8-14 different genes are responsible for most of these differences in coat...