My Morning Musings

by Judi L. Nath, Ph.D.
Contraception – What’s it Good For?

Contraception – What’s it Good For?

Whenever I teach anatomy & physiology, there are two topics that garner the most interest:  nutrition and reproduction.  Perhaps the reason is because those topics are at the core of being human.  Last week, the Supreme Court handed me another...

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Sex and Sexual Identity

Sex and Sexual Identity

My Morning Musings: Sex and Sexual Identity This blog has been marinating for a while, because there is so much to say, yet so much underlying biology to teach in order for any of it to make sense.  Today's musing centers around sex and sexual identity.  I...

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Skin Deep

Skin Deep

My Morning Musings: Skin DeepI don’t know how to stop racism. Apparently, nobody does. Despite efforts to eradicate it, it still exists as an aggressive cancer without a cure. Historians, political scientists, sociologists, and others are quite adept at writing from...

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To Facemask or Not to Facemask

To Facemask or Not to Facemask

My Morning Musings: To Facemask or Not to FacemaskTo facemask or not to facemask? Good golly, Miss Molly. How on earth did facemasks become such a contentious issue? I've been sitting on this musing for quite some time because I wanted to write when I had...

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How Science is Done

How Science is Done

My Morning Musings: How Science is DoneTo begin, let’s get us ALL on the SAME PAGE. It is impossible - literally impossible - for the scientific community to respond to every conspiracy theory, YouTube disinformation video, Facebook armchair epidemiologist, and...

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How Do You Kill a Virus

How Do You Kill a Virus

My Morning Musings: How Do You Kill a Virus? The answers to this question depend on where the virus is found – that is, whether it is found "on something non-living", "on something living", or "in something living".  So, "on or in" and "living and non-living" are...

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Words Matter

Words Matter

My Morning Musings: Words Matter We're in week ??? of the COVID-19 pandemic. With so much happening on a day-to-day basis, I struggled with what to write about today. Basically, I was suffering from analysis paralysis. I knew I didn't want to get into the dandelions;...

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Treatment, Herd Immunity, and Vaccines

Treatment, Herd Immunity, and Vaccines

My Morning Musings: Treatment, Herd Immunity, and Vaccines The race for the cure is on!  So, let's take a moment to talk about what's making headlines right now.  To begin, there is so much misinformation and disinformation circulating on social media that I...

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