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 […]Read More A medical breakthrough – Experimental treatment for Huntington’s disease
At the Rochester NY March for Science we applaud the student organizers of March For Our Lives: at Stoneman Douglas High School, locally here in Rochester and across the country. The United States has seen a swell in political activism throughout 2017 and 2018. The March for Science is among the movements that have organized, […]Read More Why We March in Solidarity With March For Our Lives
by Alyssa Lancaster Featured photo: Alyssa Lancaster (center) and fellow volunteers greet march attendees as they arrive at the first annual Rochester Science Expo(Photo used with permission, courtesy of Wanaruk Photography) 2017 was a year of change for me. I moved three hundred miles from my hometown. I got out of a toxic work environment […]Read More Coming Together for Change
By Emma Grygotis Featured photo: Dr. Beverly Brown (far left) shares how to care for seedlings with an audience of Expo volunteers and attendees. The Nazareth College Greenhouse donated nearly 1,000 seedlings of many different varieties, which they distributed as a way of increasing opportunities for guests to think about the ways plants can benefit […]Read More Environmental Science in Rochester’s Backyard
It’s hard to believe that a year ago, the March for Science movement was just getting started. Here in Rochester, an organizing team of educators, community activists, students, and scientists came together to make sure that Rochester was one of over 600 cities across all seven continents to stand up for science. So we were […]Read More We’re Back – Introducing the ROC-MFS Blog!