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Analysis: Texas life-support case raises ethical questions

February 7, 2014

Amanda Spadaro Science Editor [email protected]   33-year-old expecting mother Marlise Muñoz collapsed in her home on November, 26, 2013, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. After being found by her paramedic...

This Week in Science 1/31/14

January 31, 2014

By Amanda Spadaro The African virus, chikungunya, has officially expanded its infection areas to the Americas and is currently being spread in the Caribbean. By the middle of January, a known 200 people were infected with...

Seasonal affective disorder dampens humanity’s spirits

January 31, 2014

By John McCool On a dark and cold January morning, an Allegheny student wakes up in the early hours of the morning. She feels sluggish and disoriented, craving a stack of waffles. This student feels irritable, lacks focus and...

This Week in Science – January 24, 2014

January 23, 2014

By Amanda Spadaro A study conducted by Swedish professors at Umeå University found that lean, unfit men are less likely to experience heart attacks than obese, fit men. Over 700,000 Swedish men participated in the study, using...

Hospital worker sentenced to 39 years in prison

December 7, 2013

Technician infected at least 46 patients with hepatitis C due to drug addiction By Amanda Spadaro, Science Editor [email protected] Dec. 6, 2013   Hospital technician David M. Kwiatkowski received his sentenc...

Knee ligament’s structure finally described: Belgian scientists rediscover previously overlooked ligament found by French in 1879

November 23, 2013

By Amanda Spadaro Science Editor [email protected] Nov. 22, 2013   In October, orthopedic surgeons with the University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium announced the description of a previously uncharacter...

DARLING lecture focuses on bacterium’s survival

November 9, 2013

By Chenoa TracyStone Contributing Writter   If you happened to stop by the Quigley auditorium during the last session of Gator Day events, you would have seen a packed room listening intently to this year’s Chester...

Black rhino hunt to be auctioned off in January: Conservationists hope to raise money for Namibia’s black rhino anti-poaching efforts

November 9, 2013

By Amanda Spadaro, Science Editor [email protected] Nov. 8, 2013   A Texas organization, the Dallas Safari Club, announced its intention to auction off a black rhino hunt in the name of conservation effo...

Keeping Brazil Green

Alex Holmes

November 2, 2013

  On Oct. 22, Dr. Fausto Nomura spoke about the “Green Brazil,” describing the environmentally friendly aspects of Brazil. Nomura teaches at Federal University of Golás in Brazil and is a tadpole biologist but works...

World Health Organization Reports Possible Polio Outbreak in Syria

October 25, 2013

By Amanda Spadaro, Science Editor Oct. 25, 2013 In a report published by the World Health Organization on Oct. 19, 2013, a suspected outbreak of polio was recorded in the Syrian Arab Republic. These reports suggest that, due...

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