Selling Academia Textbooks

I am selling the following new academic textbooks on eBay in case anyone is looking for them: T-Helper Cells: Methods and Protocols by Waisman and Becher (https://www.ebay.com/itm/222982208757) Nutrition & Immunity 1st Edition M. Gershwin (https://www.ebay.com/itm/222979004948) Studies in Natural Products Chemistry, Volume 42, 1st edition (https://www.ebay.com/itm/222978431569) Current Therapy and Surgery for Urogenital Tuberculosis by Ekaterina Kulchavenya …

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I, A Universe of Atoms: On Genetic Variation

Quanta Magazine wrote a piece referencing Whitman's "I contain multitudes" in regards to the genetic variation inherent in our bodies and how such DNA diversity can be seen as a source of errors but also as a source of resilience. The accumulation of mutations over time is though to be the cause of many disease …

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Ode to a Dreamer of Dreams

Dear Dr. Sacks, Like the late Carl Sagan, you have a gentle way of magnifying everything into brilliant resolution and reminding us of our place in the universe. I always look forward to reading your books and opinion pieces, as you put which things matter into perspective. Last month, I was quite delighted to read …

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Top Ten Favorite Scientists

I was recently asked to make a list of my top ten favorite scientists, and after some deliberation, these are the people I chose: Richard Feynman: While Feynman made outstanding contributions to our understanding of quantum physics and to the Manhattan project, he is perhaps most remembered for his teaching as evidenced by the still-beloved …

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The Sociological Perspective

This month, I am taking an introductory sociology class in preparation for the "Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior" section of the new MCAT, and it has got me thinking a lot about how genetics and sociology seem to face a lot of the same challenges when it comes to obtaining certain types of data largely …

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The Creative Power of Destruction

Today, I ran into a beloved biochemistry professor of mine at the groundbreaking ceremony for UGA's new Science Learning Center. I told him about a book I'm reading called Life Unfolding: How the Human Body Creates Itself by Jamie Davies and about how Chapter 17 began with a quote off a car bumper sticker: "Support bacteria--they're the …

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Through the Looking Glass of Science

  "The whole secret of the study of nature lies in learning how to use one's eyes." ―George Sand "To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour." ―William Blake, "Auguries of Innocence" "If you're …

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