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Unconventional Wisdom: The Marine Ecologist
7 months ago

Unconventional Wisdom: The Marine Ecologist

CORAL REEF 101

A coral colony on the reef is part rock, part animal and part plant. The rock part is a calcium carbonate, a limestone skeleton that …
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Unconventional Wisdom: Mike Gustin
7 months ago

Unconventional Wisdom: Mike Gustin

If you have the idea that courses in various science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are boring and dry, let us introduce you to Mike Gustin. An accomplished …
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We Don’t Know: How to Engineer Large Organisms
7 months ago

We Don’t Know: How to Engineer Large Organisms

Synthetic biology is really an engineering discipline, but what we can’t do right now is engineer large organisms. What if we could create a snake to go into rubble …
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It’s a Wasp-Eat-Wasp World
2 years ago

It’s a Wasp-Eat-Wasp World

Evolutionary biologists at Rice discovered a new wasp species that feeds on other wasps.

GALL WASPS INFEST OAK TREES for shelter and sustenance, but their wasp enemy has …
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6DOV: Dongya Jia
2 years ago

6DOV: Dongya Jia

Jia, a fourth-year doctoral student in the systems, synthetic and physical biology program, works on uncovering mechanisms underlying metastasis and cancer metabolism. Jia is a student in the lab …
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