Science and Society

by Judi L. Nath, Ph.D.
COVID-19: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

COVID-19: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

Hey, Folks!  Just reminding you that there’s a pandemic out there, and this virus is doing what all viruses need to do to survive:  mutating.  And, if we’re going to get through this, we’ll need to channel the ethos of those Mutant Ninja Turtles. ...

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Vaccine Hesitancy: The Woman That Deliberates is Lost

Vaccine Hesitancy: The Woman That Deliberates is Lost

There’s an old saying that goes something like this: “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.”  This 1710 maxim, attributed to prose satirist, Jonathan Swift, is as relevant today as it was 311 years ago.  I...

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Take My Breath Away: Breathing On and Off a Ventilator

Take My Breath Away: Breathing On and Off a Ventilator

Common words heard repeatedly this past week center on breathing, as in “I can finally breathe” and “What a breath of fresh air.”  These phrases remind us of just how important air is, from when newborns take a life-giving breath to poems that are inspirational....

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Science & Society: Elephant in the Room

Science & Society: Elephant in the Room

For nearly a year, I have been writing about science and society, linking everyday events to our lives while supplying underlying biological reasoning.  My goal has always been to calm the chaos through the lens of science.  In light of recent events, I...

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Ode to Veisalgia*

Ode to Veisalgia*

'Twas the day after New Year's, when all through the house, Not a neuron was stirring, not even a spouse. The bottles were lined along the shelf with care, In hopes that Bayer as'prin would have two to spare. The feet were still nestled all snug in their Keds, While...

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To V or Not to V

To V or Not to V

The vaccine is rolling out this week, and in addition to helping Santa deliver all the holiday gifts, our nation's carriers are ready for mass distribution.  If all goes well, Americans will have the opportunity to be vaccinated over the course of the next...

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A Tale of 3 Vaccines

A Tale of 3 Vaccines

My Morning Musings:  A Tale of 3 Vaccines The last time I wrote about vaccines was March 28th, just over 8 months ago.  At that time, there were 545 COVID-19 deaths in the United States.  Today, December 2nd, 277,026 of our neighbors have lost their...

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Talking Turkey

Talking Turkey

My Morning Musings: Talking Turkey Happy November!  As we come upon the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s time to talk turkey.  (Apologies to my Canadian friends here as you celebrated last month.) By this I mean, it’s time to dispel some myths surrounding this day...

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Tears

Tears

My Morning Musings:  Tears We’re nearing the final months of 2020, a year punctuated with joy and sadness.  Tears streaking down our faces likely marked those highs and lows.  Emotional tears are yet another physiological event that underscores our...

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