Why I March – Joey Lawson

By Joey Lawson, Ph.D. Featured photo courtesy of Wanaruk Photography I grew up in Flint, MI. The Flint water crisis is a frightening example of how politicians’ disregard for science can, and will, risk the health and safety of Americans. Warnings about the risk were chalked up to scientists unnecessarily driving up budgets. Their warning …

Science in Rochester – A new tool for understanding ear damage

By Emma Grygotis Our ears are finely tuned instruments – intricate assemblies of cells, bones, and tissue that convert sound from the environment into electrical signals that are perceived by the brain. However, there is a downside to this sensitivity: ears are highly susceptible to damage. Many every day experiences, like loud music or treatment …

A medical breakthrough – Experimental treatment for Huntington’s disease

By Carol Kellogg, Ph.D. Image: Illustration of the healthy and diseased huntingtin proteins. Huntington's disease is a severe genetic disorder in which triplet repeats in inherited DNA result in a mutant protein that aggregates in cells and causes devastating symptoms (Image Credit: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health used under a …