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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Volume 4, March 2008

 

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                                                                                                                About the Authors

Editor's Corner

 

Year Four

Shruti Pore '08

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Faculty in Focus

 

Tangled Up in Science: Bringing a Fresh Perspective to LFC Department of Biology

Emily Pospiech '09

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The Science of Teaching

 

Medical Mysteries: A Journey Through the Brain and College Life

Alexandra Ayala '09

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Where Law and Science Come Together - Introduction to Forensics

Shruti Pore '08

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Beyond the Classroom

 

Argonne Undergraduate Symposium: A New Challenge, Yet Another Success

Alexandra Ayala '09

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A Day with a Leading Scientist: Susan Lindquist

Lokesh Kukreja '08

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Volwiler Lecture: Dr. Joan Steitz Uncovers an Extra Step in the Central Dogma

Stephanne Levin '09

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A Forester in Ghana: One Biology Student's Experience Teaching Science to African Children

Jillian Olejnik '09

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Spring Seminar Series Educates Students on What's New in Research

Jillian Olejnik '09

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An Unconscious Bias Holds Women Back in Science

Laura Thilgen '09

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Alumni in Focus

 

How Lake Forest College Alumnae are Changing the World

Lavinia Sinitean '08

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Lab in Focus

 

A Unique Mix of Genetic Biology and Animal Behavior Offers an Irresistible Opportunity to Students

Terese Noe '10

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Book/Film/Fine Arts Review

 

Migraine: The Book That Won't Give You One!

Mithaq Vahedi '08

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Essay 

 

Integrative Medicine: Doctors Combine Conventional and Alternative Strategies when Patients Turn to Non-Traditional Therapy

Elizabeth Dean '09

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Distinguishing snRNPs ("snurps") from Smurfs

Thomas Johns '09

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Grant Proposal

 

Does the N-terminus of BRCA1 Ubiquitinate Topoisomerase IIa?

Mithaq Vahedi '08

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Low Intracellular Proline: A Cause of Toxicity in Human RPE Cells?

Sina Vahedi '08

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Combining ROS Reduction and Allotopic ATP6 Expression in LS and NARP Patient Neurons to Increase ATP Synthesis

Michael White '07

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Review Article

 

A Wrinkle in Time: Premature Aging in HGPS and RD

Danielle Clark '09, Nicole Fields '09, Spenser Hicks '08, Stephanne Levin '09,  and Emily 

Pospiech '09

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Gene Mutations: One of the Many Roads to Deafness

Shaun Davis '09, Laura Hoholik '09, Kushal Modi '09, Lindsey Rockwell '09

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Apoptosis in Neurodegeneration: Programmed Cell Death and its Role in Alzheimer's and Huntington's Diseases

Elizabeth Dean '09

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Review: An Examination of 131I Dosages for Treatment of Graves' Disease

Michael Fiske '10, Joseph Campagna '10 and Clare Conlisk '10

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The Effects of Algal Abundance in an Energy Sensitive Environment on the Galapagos Island Marine Iguana

Chris Georgen '07

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The Evolution of Mimicry

Ethan Helm '07

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A One-sided Affair: a Look at Orchid's Two-Faced Ways

Lisa Jeziorny '07

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Knowing Your Nose:  Discovering How We Smell

Krista Kusinski '08

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Telomere Regeneration in Spermatogenesis and During Early Embryogenesis

Max Meltser '10

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A Review of "Prospective Study of Risk Factors for Erectile Dysfunction" by Bacon et al.

David N. Piper '08

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Death & Fate: Nobel Lessons from an Elegant Worm

Mithaq Vahedi '08

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Progressive, Irreversible Loss of Vision: Gyrate Atrophy of the Choroid and Retina

Sina Vahedi '08

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a-Synuclein Phosphorylation and Nitration in Parkinson's Disease

Stephanie Valtierra '08

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Williams Syndrome: The Costs and Benefits of Chromosomal Deletion

Stephanie Valtierra '08

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Satisfying the Immense Energy Demands of the Body, and the Effects of Mutation within the Mitochondrial ATP6 Gene

Michael White '07

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Primary Article

 

Insight into Parkinson's Disease and a-Synuclein Degradation via the Lysosome: a-Synuclein Localization Changes in Vps28Ä

Alexandra Ayala '09

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Living the High Life: Sceloporus malachiticus from High Elevations Perform Better at Extreme Temperatures

Chelsea Bueter '07 and Anne Haas '07

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Iodine Status in Individuals from a Rural and Urban Area in Bolivia

Lavinia R. Sinitean '08

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Senior Thesis

 

Speciation Patterns in Chewing Lice from Catharus Thrushes

Chelsea Bueter '07

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An Examination of Spring Migration Timing in Songbirds

Anne Haas '07

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Fighting Demons, Fighting Cancer

Ethan Helm '07

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Calcium and Cell Volume Regulation in Alligator Mississippiensis Erythrocytes

Alina Spivak '07

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Parkinson's Disease Associated Protein a-Synuclein-E46K Demonstrates Strain and Ploidy-Specific Toxicity in Budding Yeast

Michael White '07

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Evaluation of Mitochondrial Dysfunction and a-Synuclein Aggregation in Yeast Models of Parkinson's Disease

Michael Zorniak '07

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