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Ben Nader posted a discussion
The species of fish have been around since the dawn of the earth since there was water before there was land. This raises the question that can fish really feel pain since they have been around for so long they aren't as genetically evolved as a human or other land animals. 
Jan 29
Emma Chang published an article
As the backbone of life on our planet, water is one of the most important substances on earth.  Humans, animals, and plants all need it to survive. It makes up over 70 percent of our earth’s surface, and yet, our water is threatened daily by pollution.Among the biggest threats to clean waterways is oil pollution. According to a 2003 study, the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences reported that 343,200,000 gallons of oil were released into the sea worldwide (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2015). Of this, 52 percent is attributed to human activity.Oil in our waterways poses a wide range of environmental problems. For example, the largest oil spill in the US occurred in 1989 when the Exxon Valdez tanker ran aground in Alaska (Figure 1). Within six hours, the ship spilled over 10 million gallons of crude oil, which killed an estimated 900 bald eagles, 250,000 sea birds, 2,800 sea otters and 300 harbor seals. The spill affected more than 1,100 mil…
Jan 29
Grace Hodges posted a discussion
The Eve And Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program is a medical mentor program. Under the supervision of a health care educator/medical facility coordinator, participants shadow various medical professionals (nurse, nutritionist, pharmacist, lab technician, physician and/or medical specialist etc.) who together provide a range of patient care services. Established in 1969 by The Los Angeles Pediatric Society, the Eve and Gene Black Summer Medical Program encourages high school students to choose careers in the health professors.They are looking for students with a deep love for the field of science and medicine. The length and dates of each internship session that each facility offers their program varies. Most facilities run their sessions Monday thru Friday for approximately 8 hours a day. Exact daily start and stop times are also determined by each facility but most start at 8- 9 AM and end at 4- 5 PM.  The programs goal is to stimulate high school students to seek careers in med…
Jan 27
Parker Zane posted a discussion
What do introns do in DNA? They are spliced out, but what function do they sevre when they are still in the DNA.
Jan 22
Anton Lok published an article
My research, conducted in the field of engineering mechanics, was aimed at developing an improvement upon the conventional idea of a continuously variable transmission, or CVT, by implementing a novel reduction method that relied on the mechanical interaction of linkages driven by variably eccentric cams rather than the traditional frictional belted interface, or any other previously attempted method of reduction. CVTs, commonly used in light-duty vehicles, have the potential to drastically increase the performance and efficiency of both gasoline engines and electric motors. With every road-going vehicle contributing to the world's energy consumption, making CVT technology available to the entire market could dramatically reduce our carbon emissions. Unfortunately, CVTs suffer from meager adoption in mid-high load applications due to the torque limitations imposed by a frictionally driven interface. My research has the goal of being able to broaden the practical applications of CVT te…
Jan 10
Jessica Bahny published an article
Abstract:Horses (Equus caballus) are prone to sports injuries that can bring the end of competition, if not life. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are the future of regenerative medicine. The iPSCs are created by taking a skin punch and isolating the fibroblast cells. The fibroblasts are transfected with mRNA to transform them into iPSCs, which can then differentiate into any cell type, such as tendon, cardiac, or nerve cells. These can potentially be used to heal equine injuries. The process used here has been completed successfully with human cells. The hope is that the process to create human iPSCs is transferrable to horses. The goal for this year was to transform Equus caballus fibroblast cells into iPSCs.Fibroblast cells isolated from a skin punch obtained in 2017 were cultured and transfected with mRNA coding for transcription factors that reprogram them into iPSCs. Different conditions were tested, including multiple cell lines, cell number, volume of media, and amount o…
Jan 8
ABIGAIL MAEMOTO published an article
 
 
science fair 2019 paper.pdf
Oct 28, 2019
Justin Hanson published an article
Waterproof, electronics-enabled, epidermal microfluidic devices for sweat collection, biomarker analysis, and thermography in aquatic settings.pdf 
Sep 17, 2019
ABIGAIL MAEMOTO posted a discussion
The 2020 Ignite LA Fellowships are currently open to Los Angeles County high school sophomores and juniors. This opportunity sends students on an all-expenses-paid Earthwatch expedition over the summer to conduct hands-on scientific research in the field at a variety of locations throughout the country. The fellowship looks for students with energy, creativity, and a passion to learn, and is not based on academic performance. Applications are due by December 4. For more detailed information and to apply please refer to their website: earthwatch.org/ignite
 
ignite flyer.pdf
Sep 14, 2019
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Sep 10, 2019
ABIGAIL MAEMOTO created thescienceconnection
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