Author: Traci Gross

Traci is a creative scientist. Her extensive formal studies have included biology, genetics, and music theory at Indiana University. She is forever seeking knowledge, always asking questions, and perpetually attending rock shows.

Gene Therapy Presents A New Approach to Hearing Rehabilitation

Imagine a world of silence. You could hear no traffic noises, no music, and not even the subtle sound of blood pumping through your veins and arteries. There would simply be silence. This is everyday life for approximately 70 million people. Deafness occurs for a variety of reasons, but for some, deafness is an inherited …

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The Benefits of Fat

Take a walk through a typical grocery store and you will see the shelves stocked with edibles boasting “low fat”, “fat free”, or “heart healthy-“no fat”! This low-fat diet trend was widely popularized in the late 1980s and early 1990s so much so that government run nutrition programs also became great advocates. Removing fat from …

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Why Ebola is Still a Problem: It’s in the Genes

In the early months of 2014, news headlines screamed warning of an epidemic sweeping through West Africa. The Ebola virus spread through Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, and several other countries before a case was reported on American soil and the disease received much more attention from residents of the United States. Ebola may not receive …

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The Science of Sun Safety

Our whole world revolves around the sun, both literally and figuratively. It promotes the growth of the food we eat, provides a timeline by which we order our days, and gives us physical light, which greatly aids in vision. Although we rely on the sun to meet some of our most vital needs, the constituents …

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America on (Prescription) Drugs

Sports reports, nighttime news, and even Hollywood headlines all tell of a commonly occurring tragedy in American culture: death by medication overdose or abuse. The development and production of prescription medication has dramatically changed modern medicine and has aided in the health and healing of innumerable individuals. These medications are the product of brilliant minds …

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