The Potential of Dental Stem Cells

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have isolated human dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) from healthy wisdom teeth. These stem cells offer “a new source of corneal transplant tissue made from the patient’s own cells,” according to a press release from the university. Stem cell research is an exciting and slowly progressing […]

Gender Bias in the STEM Work Place

There is no escaping challenging social issues. Since the 1970s, the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers has sought to overcome its reputation for being a male-dominated field. For instance, many colleges offer scholarship programs for female undergraduates as incentives for young women to pursue careers in scientific research. Yet, the last […]

The Science of Stress

Any college student will tell you that college is extremely stressful. What you won’t hear from all of them is that stress developed as an evolutionary strategy for survival. Therefore, it must be good! And according to clinical psychologist Ben Michaelis, stress is very good. In his article “3 Ways Stress Can Help Beat Anxiety”, […]